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SIGITE/RIIT 2012 » ACM Conference on IT Education/Research » Multi-faceted Support for MOOC in Programming

Multi-faceted Support for MOOC in Programming

  • Many massive open online courses (MOOC) have been tremendously popular, causing a stir in academic institutions. The most successful courses have reached tens of thousands of participants. In our MOOC on introductory programming, we aimed to improve distinctive challenges that concern most of the open online courses: allowing and requiring the participants to be more active in their online learning
    (“flipped-classroom”), demanding them to go deeper than typical CS1 course, and added incentives for participant retention by treating the course as a formal entrance exam to CS/IT degree. Our Extreme Apprenticeship (XA) method for programming education appeared to be successful in an online environment as well.

  • Conference Registration

     

    SIGITE/RIIT 2012

    Canada , Calgary, Alberta·October 10 - 13, 2012

    Registration Details
    $310 ACM Members Early (Ends Aug 31)
    $320 Non-Members Early (Ends Aug 31)
    $340 ACM Members (After Aug 31)
    $370 Non-Members (After Aug 31)
    $50 Student

    register for the event 

  • Hotel Bookings

     

    The SIGITE 2012 conference itself be held in the Hotel Arts, which is a 175-room, full-service boutique hotel in the exciting heart of Calgary.

    Hotel Arts
    119 - 12th Avenue SW
    Calgary, AB T2R 0G8
    Phone: 403.266.4611
    Fax: 403.237.0978
    Toll-free: 1.800.661.9378
    Email: info@hotelarts.ca
    Bookings: reservations@hotelarts.ca

    Mention SIGITE 2012 or ACM or Association of Computing Machinery to get the special room rate.