The fourth SPLICE Project workshop was held in conjunction with SIGCSE 2019 in Minneapolis on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Please contact us if you have questions.
Workshop Theme: CS Education Infrastructure for All II: Enabling the Change
Location: Hyatt: Greenway E (2nd floor)Workshop Hosts:
- Cliff Shaffer, Virginia Tech
- Steve Edwards, Virginia Tech
CS Education makes heavy use of online educational tools like IDEs, Learning Management Systems (LMS), eTextbooks, and interactive programming environments. Many interactive, auto-assessed exercises, that we refer to as "smart content", are now available. Instructors and students would benefit from greater inter-operability between these tools. CS Education (CSEd) researchers increasingly make use of large collections of data generated by click streams coming from such tools. However, students, instructors, and researchers all face barriers that slow progress: (1) While the standards are improving, educational tools still do not integrate well. (2) Information about computer science learning process and outcome data generated by one system is not compatible with that from other systems. (3) Computer science problem solving and learning (e.g., open-ended coding solutions to complex problems) is quite different from the type of data (e.g., discrete answers to questions or verbal responses) that current educational data mining focuses on. This NSF-supported workshop is the second in a series of SIGCSE presymposium events in support of the SPLICE project. The goal of SPLICE is to support and better coordinate efforts to build community and capacity among CSEd researchers, data scientists, and learning scientists toward reducing barriers. CSEd infrastructure should support (1) broader re-use of innovative learning content instrumented for rich data collection, (2) formats and tools for analysis of learner data, and (3) development of best practices to make collections of learner data available to researchers. We will present progress on active collaborations and working groups, and plan activities for the coming year.
The audience is expected to consist of CSEd tool builders, developers of student analytics data analysis tools, and CSEd researchers who would like to make use of user interaction data collected by their own projects or by others. We are expecting to support about 30 attendees (though last year's workshop grew to over 50). This includes members of the learning and data analytics communities that do not often attend SIGCSE. These attendees would then likely remain for the SIGCSE conference, improving synergy within the project among different stakeholder communities.
Venue: Hyatt Greenway E (2nd floor), Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lightning Talk Call for Papers and Presentations:
We are providing an opportunity for participants to submit 2-page papers about their past and ongoing work related to CS Education Infrastructure. You can indicate interest in making a presentation at the attendance survey. The papers should be submitted in ACM SIGCSE format by e-mail to the workshop organizers before on on January 20, 2019. The authors of accepted Lightning Talk papers will be able to present their work in at the workshop as Lightning Talks of about 10 minutes. The papers will be published online as a part of the Workshop Proceedings and will be publicized on the the SPLICE project site.
We are specifically looking for papers about collaborations and integrations in the spirit of the SPLICE project. So if you have a working collaboration where you are integrating software tools and/or smart content, or are sharing learner analytics data analysis tools or data sets, then we would like to hear about it. Most valuable in the context of the workshop would be Lightning Talk Papers focusing on the following three topics, although all work related to the SPLICE goals will be considered.
- Descriptions of "smart" learning tools or programming environments, which interact with students and collect interaction/performance data.
- Descriptions of infrastructures that could integrate multiple "smart" learning tools.
- Case studies of collaboration where reproducible practices were used to integrate two or more data-producing learning tools from differing institutions.
- 8:00am Hotel staff room set-up
- 8:30am Breakfast, informal interactions
- 9:00am Introduction to workshop, discussion of progress to date
- 9:30am Morning Lightning Talks Session
- Collin Lynch: Transaction-Based Analysis of Piazza and other learning platforms
- Dave Hovemeyer: ProgSnap 2: Towards a Standard Representation for Programming Process Data
- William Billingsley: A Technologist's Agenda for Scriptable, Smart, Social, and Republishable Courses
- Ayaan Kazerouni: Integrating OpenDSA and CodeWorkout with the Canvas LMS
- 10:45am Break
- 11:00am Working Group report
- 12:00pm LUNCH (provided)
- 1:30pm Working groups planning breakout session
- 2:30pm Working groups report back to group
- 3:00pm Afternoon Lightning Talks Session
- Hamza Manzoor/Kamil Akhuseyinoglu: OpenDSA/Mastery Grid Exercise Interchange
- Paul Inventado: Exploring the use of unit tests, linters, and format checkers to enhance computer-programming instruction
- Baker Franke: Research Partnerships @ Code.org
- Chris McDonald: Communicating using Program Traces
- 4:00pm General Discussion: Future Plans
- 4:30pm Wrap-up
Agenda last updated: 2/4/2019
Since we are asking people to come a day early to the conference, we can reimburse attendees for a night in the hotel and some food expenses, in the form of a $200 flat reimbursement. In addition, we plan to provide breakfast and lunch. You can request reimbursement at the attendee survey.