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A collaborative approach to learning programming: a hybrid learning model

Ma, Linxiao and Ferguson, John D. and Roper, Marc and Wood, Murray and Wilson, John (2005) A collaborative approach to learning programming: a hybrid learning model. In: 6th Annual Higher Education Academy Subject Network for Information Computer Science conference, 2005-08-30 - 2005-09-01.

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The use of cooperative working as a means of developing collaborative skills has been recognised as vital in programming education. This paper presents results obtained from preliminary work to investigate the effectiveness of Pair Programming as a collaborative learning strategy and also its value towards improving programming skills within the laboratory. The potential of Problem Based Learning as a means of further developing cooperative working skills along with problem solving skills is also examined and a hybrid model encompassing both strategies outlined.