The research paper submitted by Professor Bogdan Simion with students Rutwa Engineer and Ayesha Naeem Syeda was accepted at ITiCSE 2021

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 2:22pm

The research paper submitted by Bogdan Simion with students Rutwa Engineer and Ayesha Naeem Syeda was accepted at ITiCSE 2021, a CS Education conference which will be held on June 26 - July 1, 2021. The paper is titled: "A Qualitative Study of Group Work and Participation Dynamics in a CS2 Active Learning Environment." This study looked to investigate the student perspective on in-class group work activities in CS2, in order to gain a better understanding of why students participate in active learning exercises in the manner they do and how their peer interactions impact their perception of group work effectiveness. The goals of the study included: a) identifying student perception on group work, both in terms of prior experiences and the evolution of this perception after CS2 in-class collaborative problem-solving, and b) identifying student motivation or incentives (positive and negative) for engaging effectively in group problem-solving. Bogdan Simion's study was supported by a UTM TDI grant.