Effectiveness of pre-college computing education; Introductory programming education (CS1/CS2); Broadening participation in computing and gaming; Assessment in computing education; History of computing, computing education, and computer games
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My research area is computing education. I am interested in how we can elevate the level of rigor and reporting in the field of computing education, particularly those studying pre-college computing education. Through that process, I hope to better understand the effectiveness of pre-college computing education as it relates to broadening participation. I am interested in tools, techniques, and pedagogies to improve the teaching of introductory programming (CS1-CS2). My current work in this area brings in techniques from educational psychology (worked examples and subgoal labeling) into the introductory classroom to improve student understanding of introductory concepts. I am interested in issues of assessment and evaluation in computing education in general, and in the introductory courses specifically. I have done work in and continue to be interested in the history of computing, computing education, and computer games.
(2015 to Present)