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  • Twenty one participating students without any prior experience.
  • Four participating students are redoing this course and they did not indicate any understanding issues or face any difficulties related to programming concepts.
  • Thirty two participating students study this course first time.
  • The syntax is the biggest issue for novice students at CQUniversity. Syntax should have the highest priority for addressing.
  • This survey did not include question about English issue. However, the next survey will target non-native English speakers. Please, review research question 1.1
  • This survey conducted to obtain a better understanding of the challenges of teaching computer programming to novice programming students.

Publication Date

4-7-2016

City

Gold Coast, Qld

Keywords

Programming language, teaching, international students

Disciplines

Higher Education

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Nnass, I., Cowling, M., & Hadgraft, R. (2016). Exploring the difficulties of teaching programming to non-native English speakers at an Australian Regional University. Poster presented at The Post Graduate Student Experience National Symposium. 7-8 April, 2016. Gold Coast, Australia.

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Exploring the difficulties of teaching programming to non-native English speakers at an Australian Regional University

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