The Many Ways of the BRACElet Project

Publisher:
National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology, 2007, June, 5 (1), pp. 1 - 16
Issue Date:
2007-01
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This paper provides a retrospective snapshot of the first two years of a multi-institutional multi-national study (MIMN) in Computer Science Education called the BRACElet Project. This study has been inquiring into how novice programmers comprehend and write computer programs. The context for the study is outlined, together with details of how it has evolved and those who have participated. Some challenges encountered during the project are highlighted and pointers for the successful conduct of such a study are provided. The paper concludes by noting pitfalls to be avoided, some open research questions, and current plans for furthering the project.
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