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On the value of using an interactive electronic textbook in an introductory programming course

UNSPECIFIED (2017) On the value of using an interactive electronic textbook in an introductory programming course. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

E-books including interactive elements are rapidly becoming more popular and are likely to largely replace traditional textbooks at university level education. In this paper, we report our initial observations on the changes we noticed in students’ motivational factors and learning results when a static PDF textbook was replaced by an interactive e-textbook in a large CS1 service course. We found increase in both motivational factors, as well as learning gain. In addition, students’ feedback on the learning resources improved. While the changes were not large, they encourage to continue integrating more interactive learning content into course learning environment.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
Date: 16 November 2017
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Page Range: 168 - 172
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1145/3141880.3141890
Schools and Programs: School of Computing and Information > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781450353014
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 19:05
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 17:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/35052

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