Admitting Students through an Open Online Course in Programming: A Multi-year Analysis of Study Success

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Since 2012, part of computer science student body at the University of Helsinki has been selected by using a massively open online version of the same introductory programming course that our freshmen take. In this multi-year study, we compare study success between students accepted through the online course (MOOC intake) and students accepted through the traditional entrance exam and high school matriculation exam based intake (normal intake). Our findings indicate that the MOOC intake perform better in computer science studies when looking at completed credits and grade point average, but there is no difference when considering other courses. Retention among the MOOC intake is better than among the normal intake. Additionally, students in the MOOC intake are more likely to complete their capstone project and Bachelor's thesis in the studied time-frame. However, the MOOC intake makes the already skewed gender balance more pronounced.
Titel på gästpublikationICER '19 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research
Antal sidor9
UtgivningsortNew York
Utgivningsdatum30 jul 2019
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-1-4503-6185-9
StatusPublicerad - 30 jul 2019
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
EvenemangThe fifteenth annual ACM International Computing Education Research (ICER) - Toronto, Kanada
Varaktighet: 11 aug 201914 aug 2019
Konferensnummer: 15


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