Virtual classroom pedagogy

Matt Bower*

*Corresponding author for this work

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For lecturers who are used to presenting face-to-face, facilitating online classes through a virtual classroom interface proposes several new challenges. At the same time the affordances of the media offer many opportunities to improve the quality of students' learning. This paper outlines the pedagogical lessons derived from convening a first year introductory programming unit through a series of twelve, two-hour online classes. General virtual classroom strategies as well as those particular to computer science are described. Approaches to developing students' virtual classroom competencies, approaches to groupwork, and the implications of virtual classrooms for professional development and research are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Thirty-Seventh SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781595932594
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event37th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: 1 Mar 20065 Mar 2006


Other37th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHouston, TX


  • Online learning
  • Pedagogy
  • Virtual classroom


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