Date of Original Version

6-2008

Type

Conference Proceeding

Abstract or Description

This paper reports on an ongoing experiment with using a wiki as support material for CMU-CS 15-212, a sophomore-level course on advanced programming concepts and skills. We found that the use of a wiki promotes participatory learning and encourages the students to read upcoming material before class. Future developments include pairing up the wiki with an e-tutor and supporting delivery to small-screen devices such as PDAs and smartphones. A wiki is also a natural medium for a repository for essential programming language concepts and material for teaching such concepts.

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Presented at the 2008 Communication Symposium at Carnegie Mellon University: Developing Disciplinary Literacy

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