Using collaborative learning scenarios to teach programming to non-CS majors

Leovy Echeverría, Ruth Cobos, Liliana Machuca, Ivan Claros

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    This article presents a new approach based on “collaborative scenarios” to enhance teaching–learning programming in non-Computer Science oriented curricula. In this context, a literature review of tools related to teaching programming since a collaborative approach is presented. The collaborative scenarios was supported by a platform called TASystem, and applied in a case study carried out with students from Topographic Engineering Department at the Universidad del Valle (Colombia). The students’ social interaction was analyzed with Social Network Analysis and Content Analysis techniques and so was the students’ performance. The results showed an improvement in the students’ performance and an increment in the social relationship among the students.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)719-731
    Number of pages13
    JournalComputer Applications in Engineering Education
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - Sep 2017

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    • Collaborative learning scenarios
    • Moodle
    • Teaching of programming


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