Professor Mark Guzdial gave a research seminar in CIS

11/16/2018

Dr. Mark Guzdial, Professor in Computer Science & Engineering Division and in Engineering Education Research at the UM-Ann Arbor and ACM Fellow, visited CIS and gave a distinguished research seminar on using learning sciences research to improve computing teaching.

Dr. Mark Guzdial, Professor in Computer Science & Engineering Division and in Engineering Education Research at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and ACM Fellow and Distinguished Educator, visited CIS and gave a distinguished research seminar on using learning sciences research to improve computing teaching.

Researchers still understand too little about the cognitive difficulties of learning programming, but we now have several new methods that draw on lessons from across learning sciences. In this talk, Dr. Guzdial described three examples of ways to teach computing that are just starting to appear in computer science classes. We can use prediction to help students retain knowledge from in-class live coding. We can improve learning and transfer by using subgoal labeling. We can use Examples+Practice to provide more flexible and efficient ways to learn programming.

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