Full-time software engineer and Part-time Instructor

Most of the students enrolled in a computer science course are looking for a career in a software company. As a software engineer myself, I can help them understand the concepts from an application perspective. 
In this session, I will talk about my experience of teaching CS 1301, an introductory course on a popular programming language (JAVA).  
The course was labelled as a gateway course with high DFIW rate. For most of the students, this was their first programming language first experience and many were scared from the beginning whether they can pass the course.
The talk will include the details of some of the strategies I applied to get students attention, keep them focused in the topic, 
improve their confidence, get curious and excited about programming in general. My strategies were mostly based on my 15 years of experience as a programmer. 

 

Session Speaker(s)

Session Time and Location

Time:
3:20pm to 3:50pm
Room:
Room 174

Session Format

30 minute presentation

Session Track

Teaching and Learning (teaching_and_learning)

Conference