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BACTAC - Jackson

ECOT 831

Student Collaboration in Programming Languages Courses
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication

For computer science students, "working together" is seemingly simple but actually intrinsically difficult. In this talk, I'll share some of the work we've been doing over the past 2.5 years with programming languages courses to (1) investigate and understand student behaviors (specifically in terms of how they complete assignments), (2) understand how students think about and perform group work (sometimes called "collaboration"), and (3) introduce some changes in the way courses and recitations are conducted to model interaction and discussion skills and also to provide students with opportunities to improve their skills. Handouts will be provided.

Michele made the following material available at the presentation:

BACTAC, the Beverage And Chips Tuesday Afternoon Colloquium, is a weekly forum run by graduate students. The goal is provide an informal setting in which anyone can (basically) present anything. In the past, we have had practice talks for conferences and job interviews, research reports, juggle lessons (!), student representative reports, internship discussions, an introduction to ergonomics, and "pay attention to this when you are going to look for job" discussions.

BACTAC is meant to be an informal and social event to promote the interaction among graduate students. BACTAC is typically held every Tuesday, at 3:30pm, in room ECOT 831. Free munchies and drinks are provided.

Please email Caleb Phillips for more information or if you want to be a speaker.

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Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
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