Share Paper: Developing a MOOC on Introductory Programming as Additional Preparation Course for CS Freshmen

  1. Elisabeth Wetzinger, TU Wien, Austria
  2. Bernhard Standl, TU Wien, Austria
  3. Gerald Futschek, TU Wien, Austria
Tuesday, June 26 4:45 PM-5:15 PM Oost

Abstract: At our university, the undergraduate program in Computer Science and Business Informatics (CSBI) faces a high student dropout rate especially during the first year of studies. One reason is the students' heterogeneous pre-university CS education, in particular concerning programming, due to inhomogeneous biographical backgrounds and different types of secondary schools. To tackle this knowledge-gap by levelling up those without or with little programming experience we have developed the massive open online course (MOOC) Programming with Processing. The MOOC comprises various learning activities and materials to study, exercise and self-assess basic programming concepts at individual learning speed using the programming environment ...