Codeprocess charts: Visualizing the process of writing code

Raj Shrestha, Juho Leinonen, Arto Hellas, Petri Ihantola, John Edwards

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaConference article in proceedingsScientificvertaisarvioitu

7 Sitaatiot (Scopus)


Instructors of computer programming courses evaluate student progress on code submissions, exams, and other activities. The evaluation of code submissions is typically a summative assessment that gives very little insight into the process the student used when designing and writing the code. Thus, a tool that offers instructors a view into how students actually write their code could have broad impacts on assessment, intervention, instructional design, and plagiarism detection. In this article we propose an interactive software tool with a novel visualization that includes both static and dynamic views of the process that students take to complete computer programming assignments. We report results of an exploratory think-aloud study in which instructors offer thoughts as to the utility and potential of the tool. In the think-aloud study, we observed that the instructors easily identified multiple coding strategies (or the lack of thereof), were able to recognize plagiarism, and noticed a clear need for wider dissemination of tools for visualizing the programming process.

OtsikkoACE 2022 - Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Computing Education Conference, Held in conjunction with Australasian Computer Science Week
ISBN (elektroninen)978-1-4503-9643-1
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 14 helmik. 2022
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaAustralasian Computing Education Conference - Virtual, Online, Austraalia
Kesto: 14 helmik. 202218 helmik. 2022
Konferenssinumero: 24


NimiACM International Conference Proceeding Series


ConferenceAustralasian Computing Education Conference
KaupunkiVirtual, Online


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