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The Effect of Embedded Questions in Programming Education Videos

Abstract One of the primary objective in a computer science related course is for students to be able to write programs implementing the concepts covered in that course. In educational psychology, however, learning gains are more commonly measured using recall or problem solving questions. While these types of questions are relevant to computer science exams, they do not necessarily reflect a student’s ability to apply concepts by writing an original program to solve a novel problem.

This thesis investigates the effectiveness of including questions within instructional multimedia content to improve student performance on a related programming assignment. Similar techniques have proven effective in educational psychology research using other measure... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Mar, Christopher (Author) / Sohoni, Sohum (Advisor) / Nelson, Brian C (Committee member) / Craig, Scotty D (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science / Educational psychology / Computer Science / Engineering Education / Multimedia Learning / Software Engineering / Testing Effect
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 44 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Computer Science 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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