Department of Computer Science
Shiley School of Engineering
University of Portland
Portland, Oregon


Blending Team, Paired, and Individual Work in a Computing Course: Using Best Practices


The presentation will describe a data structures course that combines in-class teamwork, in-class paired lab work, and out-of-class individual work. Students apply skills through in-class activities, paired-labs, individual programming projects and exams. Research questions include RQ1: How did student attitudes toward group and individual learning change over the term? RQ2: How did teamwork and lab activities contribute to learning?Students felt value in the team activities in terms of solidifying individual understanding of concepts through multiple perspectives.

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