Browsing by Author "McCartney, R."

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  • McCartney, R.; Zander, C.; Sanders, K.; Thomas, Lynda; Mostrum, J.; Eckerdal, Anna (2007-09)
    This paper is part of an ongoing series of projects in which we are investigating 'threshold concepts': concepts that, among other things, transforms the way a student looks as the discipline and are often troublesome to ...
  • Thomas, Lynda; Eckerdal, Anna; McCartney, R.; Mostrum, J.; Sanders, Kate; Zander, Carol (Association for Computing Machinery, 2014)
    We expand upon previous research that looked at the question: "Can graduating students design software systems?" Specifically we want to examine students' understanding of the phenomenon "produce a design." What does this ...
  • Zander, Carol; Boustedt, Jonas; Eckerdal, Anna; McCartney, R.; Sanders, Kate; Thomas, Lynda (Association for Computing Machinery, 2012)
    We report preliminary results from an ongoing investigation of how computing professionals perceive and value self-directed learning, based on a qualitative analysis of interviews with ten computing professionals. The ...
  • Boustedt, Jonas; Eckerdal, Anna; Mostrom, J.; Sanders, Kate; Zander, C.; McCartney, R.; Thomas, Lynda (2008-09-25)
    In this paper, we present the results of an experiment in which we sought to elicit students' understanding of object-oriented (OO) concepts using concept maps. Our analysis confirmed earlier research indicating that ...
  • Moström, J.; Thomas, Lynda; McCartney, R.; Boustedt, Jonas; Sanders, K.; Eckerdal, Anna (2008-03-15)
    In this paper, we present the results of an experiment in which we sought to elicit students' understanding of object-oriented (OO) concepts using concept maps. Our analysis confirmed earlier research indicating that ...
  • Kinnunen, P.; McCartney, R.; Thomas, Lynda; Murphy, L. (2007-09)
    In this paper we present a phenomenographic analysis of computer science instructors' perceptions of student success. The factors instructors believe influence student success fell into five categories which were related ...