On the Differences in Time That Students Take to Write Solutions to Programming Problems

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In this work, we study productivity differences in an introductory programming course. Focusing on a set of students who completed all programming
assignments in the course, we quantify differences in productivity, measured through the time spent on completing the assignments. We focus both on the overall time needed to complete all
programming assignments in the course, as well as on time
spent on individual programming assignments. In addition, the
effect of previous programming experience and difficulty of
the programming assignment is considered. Our results show
significant productivity differences between students. In addition, while programming experience influences productivity, a
proportion of students who have never programmed before are
faster in completing the programming assignments than students
with considerable amounts of previous programming experience.
Our results suggest that the classic credit-based or lecture hour
based workload estimates of a course fit poorly to the whole
course population in programming, suggesting that programming
courses and training should be adjusted based on the participant.
Otsikko2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2020 - Proceedings
ISBN (elektroninen)978-1-7281-8961-1
ISBN (painettu)978-1-7281-8962-8
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 21 lokakuuta 2020
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaFrontiers in Education Conference - Uppsala, Ruotsi
Kesto: 21 lokakuuta 202024 lokakuuta 2020


NimiIEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)
ISSN (painettu)1539-4565
ISSN (elektroninen)2377-634X


ConferenceFrontiers in Education Conference


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