The paper “Attitudinal Trajectories in an Online CS1 Class: Demographic and Performance Trends” has been accepted to the 2020 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. The paper is co-authored by several of the teaching assistants from CS1301: Lily Bernstein, Maria-Isabelle Dittamo, Ben Engelman, Alysha Naran, Amber Ott, Jasmine Suh, and Abby Thien.
In the paper, the co-authors explore the different determinants of how students’ attitudes towards CS shift as they take their first CS class. They also experiment with an intervention to improve attitudes especially among women and underrepresented minority students.
David Joyner will present the paper at the conference in Finland in June.