Data structures in flipped classroom

Students' effort and preference

Greg C Lee, Pei Lun Lee

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Abstract

Data Structures is a fundamental course in any collegiate Computer Science program. The course is typically conducted with in-class lectures with homework and programming projects in a teacher-centered approach. In this study, we experimented with the flipped classroom model of learning. Students were asked to watch pre-taped lecture videos before class. In addition, worksheets containing questions that were specifically designed to reinforce key concepts and algorithms covered in the lectures were prepared for in-class discussion and practice. Student survey was taken at the 12th week of the course right after the second of three exams. The survey showed that students could quickly adjust to the new model of learning that required more self-discipline from the students. Students also did put in the effort to watch the lecture videos before coming to class. However, students indicated that flipped classroom also required more time and effort on their part, therefore, more than half of the students do not prefer to see other courses also changed to the flipped classroom model. Students' performance in the course (at the end of the semester) will be added to the presentation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages152-155
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479999675
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 16
Event2015 3rd International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2015 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2015 Apr 92015 Apr 12

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2015 International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2015

Other

Other2015 3rd International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2015
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period15/4/915/4/12

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Keywords

  • Computer Science Education
  • Data Structures
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Student-Centered Learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Engineering(all)
  • Education

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Lee, G. C., & Lee, P. L. (2015). Data structures in flipped classroom: Students' effort and preference. In Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2015 (pp. 152-155). [7126249] (Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/LaTiCE.2015.28

Data structures in flipped classroom : Students' effort and preference. / Lee, Greg C; Lee, Pei Lun.

Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 152-155 7126249 (Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2015).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Lee, GC & Lee, PL 2015, Data structures in flipped classroom: Students' effort and preference. in Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2015., 7126249, Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2015, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 152-155, 2015 3rd International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2015, Taipei, Taiwan, 15/4/9. https://doi.org/10.1109/LaTiCE.2015.28
Lee GC, Lee PL. Data structures in flipped classroom: Students' effort and preference. In Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 152-155. 7126249. (Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2015). https://doi.org/10.1109/LaTiCE.2015.28
Lee, Greg C ; Lee, Pei Lun. / Data structures in flipped classroom : Students' effort and preference. Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 152-155 (Proceedings - 2015 International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE 2015).
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