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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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Given the rapid advancement in information technology (IT), it is imperative to find ways to increase IT talent pipeline to meet future workforce demands. In this study, we examine possible pedagogical intervention to enhance students' performance in programming projects. Specifically, we use experimental method to investigate the effect of problem context (social Vs. non-social) on students’ performance outcome such as task satisfaction, confidence in performance, and solution quality. Our preliminary results showed that context plays a role and students gain more positive experiences when they work on socially sensitive problem context. The findings from the study has pedagogical implications for those teaching programming courses in IT/information systems programs.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

‘Doing Good Matters’: The Role of Problem Context in Improving Programming Projects

Given the rapid advancement in information technology (IT), it is imperative to find ways to increase IT talent pipeline to meet future workforce demands. In this study, we examine possible pedagogical intervention to enhance students' performance in programming projects. Specifically, we use experimental method to investigate the effect of problem context (social Vs. non-social) on students’ performance outcome such as task satisfaction, confidence in performance, and solution quality. Our preliminary results showed that context plays a role and students gain more positive experiences when they work on socially sensitive problem context. The findings from the study has pedagogical implications for those teaching programming courses in IT/information systems programs.