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A First Look at the Year in Computing

Dziallas, Sebastian and Fincher, Sally and Johnson, Colin G. and Utting, Ian (2017) A First Look at the Year in Computing. In: Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. ITiCSE Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education . ACM, New York, USA, pp. 275-280. ISBN 978-1-4503-4704-4. (doi:10.1145/3059009.3059049)

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In this paper, we discuss students’ expectations and experiences in the first term of the Year in Computing, a new programme for non-computing majors at the University of Kent, a public research university in the UK. We focus on the effect of students’ home discipline on their experiences in the programme and situate this work within the context of wider efforts to make the study of computing accessible to a broader range of students.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/3059009.3059049
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: S. Dziallas
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 17:36 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 08:42 UTC
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