Title: ASSESSMENT OF COLLABORATIVE METHODS IN LEARNING PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING

Issue Number: Vol. 1, No. 4
Year of Publication: Oct - 2015
Page Numbers: 203 - 208
Authors: EL-Zakhem Imad
Journal Name: The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media (IJEETDM)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P001899

Abstract:


Learning a computer programming language has been observed to be a difficult task. Failure and drop rates are high among sophomore students in their introductory programming courses. Many methodologies are used to enhance learning and collaborative or cooperative methods are widely implemented even within online environments. This paper describes the collaborative and cooperative methods and the assessment paradigm. A study was conducted and showed that the collaborative methods may not be adequate for learning basic programming principles.