8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Research Article

A Collaborative approach to scaffold programming efficacy using Spoken Tutorials and its evaluation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250466,
        author={KiranKumar Eranki and Kannan Moudgalya},
        title={A Collaborative approach to scaffold programming efficacy using Spoken Tutorials and its evaluation},
        proceedings={8th IEEE International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={programming ability spoken-tutorials collaborative learning high-order thinking constructivist approach},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250466}
    }
    
  • KiranKumar Eranki
    Kannan Moudgalya
    Year: 2012
    A Collaborative approach to scaffold programming efficacy using Spoken Tutorials and its evaluation
    COLLABORATECOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2012.250466
KiranKumar Eranki1,*, Kannan Moudgalya1
  • 1: IIT Bombay
*Contact email: erankikiran@gmail.com

Abstract

Computer scientists and educators have argued that teaching programming skills helps enhance thinking skills and good problem solving aptitude. Learning to program is difficult for many students. Although several factors that affect learning have been identified over the years, we are still far from a full understanding of why some students learn to program easily and quickly while others flounder. This paper addresses this challenge using spoken-tutorials as a collaborative scaffolding tool to develop programming efficacy and evaluation of the students programming abilities. The results of the study show that programming self-efficacy is influenced by prior experience and the students’ mental models of programming influences their self-efficacy. Both the mental model and self-efficacy have a direct effect on overall performance of the students. Mastery of programming skills in one these languages also contributed in improved performances in other languages.