The impact of virtual classroom laboratories in CSE

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Abstract

In order to gauge the pedagogical implications of conducting Computer Science practical sessions remotely, the Division of ICS at Macquarie University conducted a formal experiment using a virtual classroom environment called Macromedia Breeze Live. Research results indicated that students who completed their practical in the virtual classroom: i) felt they performed significantly more collaboration, ii) expressed a preference for this mode of practical session over regular laboratory sessions, iii) felt that they learnt significantly more from their classmates and iv) felt that they learnt significantly more from the practical supervisor than students in the standard classroom. Reasons for these results are proposed in the pedagogical context of offering Computer Science practical sessions online.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Thirty-Sixth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2005
EditorsWanda Dann, Thomas L. Naps, Paul T. Tymann, Doug Baldwin
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages292-296
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1581139977
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventProceedings of the Thirty-Sixth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2005 - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: 23 Feb 200527 Feb 2005

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OtherProceedings of the Thirty-Sixth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2005
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period23/02/0527/02/05

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    Bower, M., & Richards, D. (2005). The impact of virtual classroom laboratories in CSE. In W. Dann, T. L. Naps, P. T. Tymann, & D. Baldwin (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2005 (pp. 292-296). New York: Association for Computing Machinery.