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BotSE 2021
Fri 4 Jun 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021
Fri 4 Jun 2021 15:30 - 15:45 at BotSE Room - Bots' Effects on Human Behavior Chair(s): Marco Gerosa

Student experiences in large undergraduate Computer Science courses are increasingly impacted by automated systems. Bots, or agents of software automation, are useful for efficiently grading and generating feedback. Current efforts at automation in CS education focus on supporting instructional tasks, but do not address student struggles due to poor behaviors, such as procrastination. In this paper, we explore using bots to improve the software engineering behaviors of students using developer recommendation choice architectures, a framework incorporating behavioral science concepts in recommendations to improve the actions of programmers. We implemented this framework in class-bot, a novel system designed to nudge students to make better choices while working on programming assignments. This work presents a preliminary evaluation integrating this tool in an introductory programming course. Our results show that class-bot is beneficial for improving student development behaviors increasing code quality and productivity.

Fri 4 Jun
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15:00 - 16:05
Bots' Effects on Human BehaviorBotSE 2021 at BotSE Room
Chair(s): Marco GerosaNorthern Arizona University, USA
15:00
15m
Paper
Do Bots Modify the Workflow of GitHub Teams?
BotSE 2021
Samaneh SaadatUniversity of Central Florida, Natalia ColmenaresUniversity of Central Florida, Gita SukthankarUniversity of Central Florida
15:15
15m
Paper
Bots Don’t Mind Waiting, Do They? Comparing the Interaction With Automatically and Manually Created Pull Requests
BotSE 2021
Marvin WyrichUniversity of Stuttgart, Raoul GhitUniversity of Stuttgart, Tobias HallerUniversity of Stuttgart, Christian MüllerUniversity of Stuttgart
15:30
15m
Paper
Nudging Students Toward Better Software Engineering Behaviors
BotSE 2021
Chris BrownNorth Carolina State University, USA, Chris ParninNorth Carolina State University
15:45
20m
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BotSE 2021

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