Mastery of Learning Assessments in early programming courses
In this project, we are investigating a new pedagogical approach in which large, high-stakes exams are substituted with smaller, low stakes, repeatable tests that students can take to demonstrate mastery of a particular programming concept. Our hypothesis is that the new format is more engaging and produces more lasting results in students in early programming classes.
Impact and strategies for Emergency Remote Teaching
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced students and instructors across the globe to transfer all learning activities online. In this project, we observe the impact of this sudden change on the academic population, looking at differences in learning outcome, emotional repercussions, and possible strategies to improve the learning experience and minimize discomfort.