publication . Conference object . 2021

The Online Course Was Great: I Would Attend It Face-to-Face

Lodi, Michael; Sbaraglia, Marco; Zingaro, Stefano Pio; Martini, Simone;
English
  • Published: 09 Sep 2021
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
International audience; We describe how we redesigned, because of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the CS1 course for Math undergraduates to be held online yet reflecting the face-to-face (F2F) experience as much as possible. We present the course structure, the IT tools we used, and the strategies we implemented to preserve the benefits of a synchronous experience. We discuss the positive and negative aspects that emerged from the students' opinion qualitative analysis. We use the COI framework as a lens to explain what worked, what did not, and what can be improved to strengthen the perception of a F2F experience and mitigate the "presence paradox" we found: despit...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: emergency remote teaching, distance education, online learning, synchronous learning, CS1, non-majors, COVID-19, [INFO.INFO-CY]Computer Science [cs]/Computers and Society [cs.CY]
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