‹Programming› 2018
Mon 9 - Thu 12 April 2018 Nice, France
Tue 10 Apr 2018 09:22 - 09:45 at Baie des Anges A - Session 1

Programming instructors seek new ways to present code to novice programmers. It is important to understand how these new presentation methods affect students. We prototyped three different ways to animate the presentation of code. We used eye-tracking technology to observe participants as they were presented with animations and completed three activities: code summarization, syntax error correction, and logic error correction. The prototypes, our method for observation, and our analysis methods were each informed by previous research. We observed variation in how participants consumed animations. Our initial results indicate that viewing animations of a single textual representation of source code may affect the attentional processes of novice programmers during subsequent tasks.

Tue 10 Apr
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09:00 - 10:30: Session 1PX/18 at Baie des Anges A
09:00 - 09:22
Talk
ACID for Programmers!
PX/18
Friedrich SteimannFernuniversität
09:22 - 09:45
Talk
Attention Patterns for Code Animations: Using Eye Trackers to Evaluate Dynamic Code Presentation Techniques
PX/18
Louis SpinelliUniversity of Washington, USA, Maulishree PandeyUniversity of Michigan, Stephen OneyUniversity of Michigan
09:45 - 10:07
Talk
Reactive Programming Experience with REScala
PX/18
Ragnar MogkTechnische Universität Darmstadt, Guido SalvaneschiTU Darmstadt, Mira MeziniTU Darmstadt
10:07 - 10:30
Talk
Social Programming Considered as a Habitat for Groups
PX/18