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VL/HCC 2020
Tue 11 - Fri 14 August 2020 Dunedin, New Zealand
Wed 12 Aug 2020 12:53 - 13:00 at Zoom Room - Supporting Learning by Novice Programmers Chair(s): Caitlin Kelleher

This paper illustrates the creative coding decisions of high school interns working alone versus working with in-service teachers to build computing infused coding activities for non-computing classrooms. We investigate program code written in the block-based snap programming language to gain insights on project type, coding complexity, aesthetic choices, and subject matter vs computational thinking balance. We share case studies on intern growth throughout the summer program and how their collaboration influences final product execution. Through our research, we found that students working alone often created tutorial projects whereas teachers working alone focus on interactive narratives. We found that students were able to reuse code snippets across projects to replicate similar mechanics. We also found that given different backgrounds and experiences, students specialize in different aspects of project creation. In general, we find it beneficial to have student-teacher teams working collaboratively.

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 - 12:30
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 - 12:45
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 - 12:53
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 - 13:00
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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