1.2 COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, 5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES, *training, *pedagogy
Computing Support is the provision of academic supports such as individual tutoring and support classes to students studying computing at third level. Students can struggle with computing as it requires practice involving trial and error. This work proposes a research informed tutoring framework to support computer science students at third level. The tutoring framework combines three pillars; staff and training, pedagogies and activities. Support is put in place to help students develop technical and programming skills. Essential tutoring is provided for those who might otherwise drop out of college. The framework was applied to first and second-year undergraduate programmes and to the first semester in Higher Diploma conversion programmes. Results demonstrate that students' attendance has increased by 14%. In addition, student feedback shows that the framework supports students in computer science. This framework is a useful resource for academic managers that wish to implement computing support at third level.
Thornbury, Emer; Sheridan, Frances; Pathak, Pramod; Hava Muntean, Cristina; and Stynes, Paul, "A Tutoring Framework to Support Computer Science Programmes in Higher Education" (2023). Conference papers. 403.
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