Programming process visualizer: A proposal of the tool for students to observe their programming process

Yoshiaki Matsuzawa, Ken Okada, Sanshiro Sakai

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Abstract

We have developed a tool that enables learners to observe the process by which they program through visualization of data that are recorded in the source code editor. One purpose of the tool is to assist learners by using the Personal Software Process (PSP) to allow them to analyze the process by which they program by using the tool after completing a programming task The proposed tool has functions for A) replaying a process using animation; B) automatic calculation of metrics; C) support for inputting subtasks; and D) process analysis report generation An evaluation experiment was conducted with participants from the second-level introductory programming course at our university The results were that 1) the accuracy of effort estimation dropped, although we clearly found that the reason for the drop was the difficulty of the second assignment; 2) according to a questionnaire, students reported both the effectiveness of the observation task and the effectiveness of the tool; and 3) there was large differences between students in terms of the description level of subtasks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITiCSE 2013 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
Pages46-51
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 12
Event18th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE 2013 - Canterbury, United Kingdom
Duration: 2013 Jul 12013 Jul 3

Publication series

NameAnnual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE
ISSN (Print)1942-647X

Other

Other18th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCanterbury
Period13/7/113/7/3

Keywords

  • PSP
  • Process
  • Programming education
  • Visualize

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Education

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    Matsuzawa, Y., Okada, K., & Sakai, S. (2013). Programming process visualizer: A proposal of the tool for students to observe their programming process. In ITiCSE 2013 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (pp. 46-51). (Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE). https://doi.org/10.1145/2462476.2462493