ENHANCING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT THROUGH PAIR PROGRAMMING

SA Coleman, Eric Nichols

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Abstract

Pair programming is an approach often used in industry to increase productivity and reduce programmingerror. Although it typically takes longer to program when working in pairs the resulting product is often ofbetter quality than that obtained when working alone. This paper extends this concept to pair programming inthe classroom by introducing it into a first year, second semester programming module to encourage andincrease student attendance and therefore enhance student engagement. This paper presents themethodology used and initial results obtained which indicate that attendance at practicals has increase in
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2010
EventHigher Education Academy ICS Annual - Durham
Duration: 23 Aug 2010 → …

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Coleman, SA., & Nichols, E. (2010). ENHANCING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT THROUGH PAIR PROGRAMMING. In Unknown Host Publication
Coleman, SA ; Nichols, Eric. / ENHANCING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT THROUGH PAIR PROGRAMMING. Unknown Host Publication. 2010.
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