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Teaching Introductory CS

Online and in-person techniques for improved learning, cost savings, and reduced cheating

Event Details

Thursday, December 3, 2020
1-2 p.m.
Frank Vahid
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Univ. of California, Riverside
zyBooks Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer

We describe the evolution and research findings of UCR's intro CS courses over the past decade, including an online section taught every quarter since 2013. Starting with the common U-shaped grade distribution and high DFW rate, the courses now have strong grades, low DFW rates, and highly-positive evaluations.