Location

Science Center Auditorium, University of Dayton

Start Date

23-4-2016 10:25 AM

Description

COMPS computer-mediated group discussion exercises are being added to a second-semester computer programming class. The class is a gateway for computer science and computer engineering students, where many students have difficulty succeeding well enough to proceed in their major. This paper reports on first results of surveys on student experience with the exercises. It also reports on the affective states observed in the discussions that are candidates for analysis of group functioning. As a step toward computer monitoring of the discussions, an experiment in using dialogue features to identify the gender of the participants is described.

Comments

Copyright © 2016 by the authors. This paper was presented at the 2016 Modern Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference, held at the University of Dayton April 22-23, 2016.

 
Apr 23rd, 10:25 AM

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Science Center Auditorium, University of Dayton

COMPS computer-mediated group discussion exercises are being added to a second-semester computer programming class. The class is a gateway for computer science and computer engineering students, where many students have difficulty succeeding well enough to proceed in their major. This paper reports on first results of surveys on student experience with the exercises. It also reports on the affective states observed in the discussions that are candidates for analysis of group functioning. As a step toward computer monitoring of the discussions, an experiment in using dialogue features to identify the gender of the participants is described.