Non-restricted Access to Model Solutions: A Good Idea?

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In this article, we report an experiment where students in an introductory programming course were given the opportunity to view model solutions to programming assignments whenever they wished, without the need to complete the assignments beforehand or to wait for the deadline to pass. Our experiment was motivated by the observation that some students may spend hours stuck with an assignment, leading to non-productive study time. At the same time, we considered the possibility of students using the sample solutions as worked examples, which could help students to improve the design of their own programs. Our experiment suggests that many of the students use the model solutions sensibly, indicating that they can control their own work. At the same time, a minority of students used the model solutions as a way to proceed in the course, leading to poor exam performance.
Titel på gästpublikationProceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
Antal sidor7
UtgivningsortNew York, NY
Utgivningsdatum2 jul 2019
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-1-4503-6895-7
StatusPublicerad - 2 jul 2019
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
EvenemangACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - Aberdeen, Storbritannien
Varaktighet: 15 jul 201917 jul 2019
Konferensnummer: 24


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