Event Title

T1-F: Motivating Student's Programming Language Study by Applying Second Language Acquisition

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Coastal

Start Date

5-3-2018 10:00 AM

Description

Computing Fundamentals for Engineers (ENGR1671) is a fundamental engineering course at a two-year college in southeast region of U.S. MATLAB was introduced in this course as a programming language to solve engineering problems. In fall 2017, a NSF sponsored project: Applying Second Language Acquisition to Facilitate a Blended Learning of Programming Languages (SLA-aBLe), which was developed by a private institution in the southeast region of U.S. was implemented in ENGR1671 to motivate student's programming language study for the first time. Due to the diverse background of student population, traditional lecture and lab was still the main teaching method. Students’ academic performance, and perceptions toward the SLA-aBLe project materials were analyzed and compared with students who took the course in previous semesters without using SLA-aBLe materials. The goal of this study is to improve the engagement and learning experience of engineering students enrolled in an introduction to computing and programming course.

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Mar 5th, 10:00 AM

T1-F: Motivating Student's Programming Language Study by Applying Second Language Acquisition

Coastal

Computing Fundamentals for Engineers (ENGR1671) is a fundamental engineering course at a two-year college in southeast region of U.S. MATLAB was introduced in this course as a programming language to solve engineering problems. In fall 2017, a NSF sponsored project: Applying Second Language Acquisition to Facilitate a Blended Learning of Programming Languages (SLA-aBLe), which was developed by a private institution in the southeast region of U.S. was implemented in ENGR1671 to motivate student's programming language study for the first time. Due to the diverse background of student population, traditional lecture and lab was still the main teaching method. Students’ academic performance, and perceptions toward the SLA-aBLe project materials were analyzed and compared with students who took the course in previous semesters without using SLA-aBLe materials. The goal of this study is to improve the engagement and learning experience of engineering students enrolled in an introduction to computing and programming course.