Share Paper: An Analysis of Pair Programming as a Pedagogical Tool for Student Success in Computer Science at a Community College

  1. Lynette Jackson, Southern University and A&M College, United States
  2. Albertha Lawson, Southern University and A&M College, United States
  3. Moustapha Diack, Southern University and A&M College, United States
  4. Ebrahim Khosravi, Southern University and A&M College, United States
  5. Rachel Vincent-Finley, Southern University and A&M College, United States
Wednesday, June 29 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Pavilion Ballroom C

Abstract: This research study investigated the effectiveness and student perceptions of pair programming (PP) as a pedagogical tool in an introductory computer programming course at a community college. The quantitative data were collected by means of historical data for all 271 students enrolled in the introductory computer programming course during the Fall 2012 to Fall 2015 semesters. The qualitative data, using participant interviews, were collected from students that enrolled in the introductory computer programming course sections that implemented PP. The qualitative data were analyzed using a case study approach. Chi-square tests were conducted to determine the relationship between PP & student ...