Using GitHub to Support Programming Assignments

Scott, Michael and Powley, Edward and Parker, Alcwyn (2017) Using GitHub to Support Programming Assignments. In: Proceedings of the 5th HEA Conference on Learning and Teaching in STEM Disciplines, 1-2 February 2017, Manchester, UK. (In Press)

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Abstract / Summary

It is challenging to craft a learning environment that can make programming assignments work in a scalable and engaging fashion. However, there are tools to support the development of such environments. Specifically, GitHub. The Falmouth University Games Academy introduced the use of GitHub into its computing courses in 2015-16, receiving outstanding praise from students. Most notably, in the area of assessment and feedback, where GitHub played a critical role in facilitating formative feedback. To this end, this “How To” workshop illustrates how the course team has been using GitHub to create a supportive and engaging learning environment for novice programmers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: Computer Science, Information & General Works
Education
Courses by Department: The Games Academy > Computing for Games
Depositing User: Michael Scott
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2016 12:17
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:07
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/1784

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