Exploring online programming-related information seeking behaviors via discussion forums

Yihan Lu, Ihan Hsiao, Qi Li

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Abstract

In this work, we studied how programming novices explore and search on online discussion forums. We collected novices' intentions and search logs. The results indicated that novices had significant different behavior patterns compare to experienced learners, and they indeed require specific assistant in generating search queries, and filtering helpful information among the search result. This work also suggests directions to assist future learners in seeking programming information in online environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 16th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages283-287
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467390415
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2016
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2016 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jul 25 2016Jul 28 2016

Other

Other16th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period7/25/167/28/16

Keywords

  • CS education
  • Information seeking
  • Novice programmer
  • Programming
  • Programming discussion forum
  • STEM education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Lu, Y., Hsiao, I., & Li, Q. (2016). Exploring online programming-related information seeking behaviors via discussion forums. In Proceedings - IEEE 16th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2016 (pp. 283-287). [7756978] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2016.63