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An international investigation into student concerns regarding transition into higher education computing.

Zarb, Mark; Alshaigy, Bedour; Bouvier, Dennis; Glassey, Richard; Hughes, Janet; Riedesel, Charles

Authors

Bedour Alshaigy

Dennis Bouvier

Richard Glassey

Janet Hughes

Charles Riedesel



Abstract

The experience of transitioning into and starting higher education is very much an individual one, with some applicants viewing the prospect of higher education as an unknown entity. For those who are first in their family or community to consider higher education, it can seem to be an "alien environment". This is just one of the issues that lead to applicants experiencing levels of concern when considering a transition into higher education. This international working group aims to answer the following research question: "What are the concerns that computing students have with regards to their transition into higher education?" A survey was administered and the results evaluated.

Citation

ZARB, M., ALSHAIGY, B., BOUVIER, D., GLASSEY, R., HUGHES, J. and RIEDESEL, C. 2018. An international investigation into student concerns regarding transition into higher education computing. In Proceedings companion of the 23rd Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Innovation and technology in computer science education conference 2018 (ITiCSE 2018), 02-04 July 2018, Larnaca, Cyprus. New York: ACM [online], pages 107-129. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3293881.3295780

Conference Name 23rd Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Innovation and technology in computer science education conference 2018 (ITiCSE 2018)
Conference Location Larnaca, Cyprus
Start Date Jul 2, 2018
End Date Jul 4, 2018
Acceptance Date Mar 7, 2018
Online Publication Date Jul 7, 2018
Publication Date Jul 7, 2018
Deposit Date Sep 24, 2019
Publicly Available Date Sep 24, 2019
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages 107-129
ISBN 9781450362238
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/3293881.3295780
Keywords Conserns; Transitions; CS1; Retention; Higher education
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/392149

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