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VL/HCC 2020
Tue 11 - Fri 14 August 2020 Dunedin, New Zealand
Wed 12 Aug 2020 12:15 - 12:30 at Zoom Room - Supporting Learning by Novice Programmers Chair(s): Caitlin Kelleher

The abstract nature of programming makes learning to code a daunting undertaking for many novice learners. In this work, we advocate the use of comics—a medium capable of presenting abstract ideas in a concrete, familiar way—for introducing coding concepts. Particularly, we propose a design process and related tools to help students and teachers create coding strips, a form of comic strips that are associated with a piece of code. We conducted two design workshops with students and high school computer science teachers to evaluate our design process and tools. We find that our design process and tools are effective at supporting the design of coding strips and that both students and teachers are excited about using coding strip as a tool for learning and teaching programming concepts.

Wed 12 Aug
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12:15 - 13:00
Supporting Learning by Novice ProgrammersResearch Papers at Zoom Room
Chair(s): Caitlin KelleherWashington University in St. Louis
12:15
15m
Talk
Coding Strip: A Pedagogical Tool for Teaching and Learning Programming Concepts through ComicsFull paper
Research Papers
Sangho SuhUniversity of Waterloo, Martinet LeeUniversity of Waterloo, Gracie XiaUniversity of Waterloo, Edith LawUniversity of Waterloo
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12:30
15m
Talk
Towards Designing Conversational Agents for Pair Programming: Accounting for Creativity Strategies and Conversational StylesFull paper
Research Papers
Sandeep KuttalThe University of Tulsa, Jarow MyersThe University of Tulsa, Sam GurkaThe University of Tulsa, David MagarThe University of Tulsa, David PiorkowskiIBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Rachel BellamyIBM T.J. Watson Research Center
12:45
8m
Talk
EdCode: Towards Personalized Support at Scale for Remote Assistance in CS EducationShort paper
Research Papers
Yan ChenUniversity of Michigan, Jaylin HerskovitzUniversity of Michigan, Gabriel MatuteUniversity of Michigan, April WangUniversity of Michigan, Sang Won LeeVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Walter LaseckiUniversity of Michigan, Stephen OneyUniversity of Michigan
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12:53
7m
Talk
Exploring Differences Between Student and Teacher Created Snap! ProjectsShort paper
Research Papers
Amy IsvikNorth Carolina State University, Veronica CateteNorth Carolina State University, Lauren AlvarezNorth Carolina State University, Nicholas LytleNorth Carolina State University, Tiffany BarnesNorth Carolina State University
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