Publications

Debugging
Commonsense Computing
Exam Question/Assessment Studies
Ubiquitous Presenter
Other CS1-related Publications
Other Publications

Debugging

Debugging From the Student Perspective. Sue Fitzgerald, Renee McCauley, Brian Hanks, Laurie Murphy, Beth Simon, and Carol Zander. IEEE Transactions on Education, Accepted for Publication.

Saying isn't necessarily believing: influencing self-theories in computing. Beth Simon, Brian Hanks, Laurie Murphy, Sue Fitzgerald, Renee McCauley, Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander. Fourth International Computing Education Research Workshop, September, 2008.

Debugging: A Review of the Literature from an Educational Perspective.M Renee McCauley, Sue Fitzgerald, Gary Lewandowski, Laurie Murphy, Beth Simon, Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander. In Journal of Computer Science Education, Special Issue on Debugging by Novice Programmers. Ray Lister guest editor. 18(2). 67-92.

Debugging: Finding, Fixing, and Flailing, A Multi-Institutional Study of Novice Debuggers. Sue Fitzgerald, Gary Lewandowski, Renee McCauley, Laurie Murphy, Beth Simon, Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander. In Journal of Computer Science Education, Special Issue on Debugging by Novice Programmers. Ray Lister guest editor. 18(2). 93-116.

Commonsense Computing: (Episode 4): Debugging. Beth Simon, Dennis Bouvier, Tzu-Yi Chen, Gary Lewandowski, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders. In Journal of Computer Science Education, Special Issue on Debugging. Ray Lister guest editor.

Debugging: The good, the bad and the quirky -- a qualitative analysis of novices strategies. Laurie Murphy, Gary Lewandowski, Renee McCauley, Beth Simon, Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander. In Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium, March 2008.

Commonsense Computing

Commonsense Computing (episode 5): Algorithm Efficiency and Balloon Testing. Robert McCartney, Dennis Bouvier, Tzu-Yi Chen, Gary Lewandowski, Kate Sanders, Beth Simon and Tammy VanDeGrift. Fifth International Computing Education Research Workshop, August, 2009.

Commonsense Computing: (Episode 4): Debugging. Beth Simon, Dennis Bouvier, Tzu-Yi Chen, Gary Lewandowski, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders. In Journal of Computer Science Education, Special Issue on Debugging by Novice Programmers. Ray Lister guest editor. 18(2). 117-133.

Commonsense Computing (episode 3): Concurrency and Concert Tickets. Gary Lewandowski, Dennis J. Bouvier, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders, Beth Simon. Third International Computing Education Research Workshop, September, 2007.

Commonsense Computing: Using student sorting abilities to improve instruction. Tzu-Yi Chen, Gary Lewandowski, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders, Beth Simon In Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium, March 2007.

Commonsense Computing: What students know before we teach (Episode 1: Sorting) Beth Simon, Tzu-Yi Chen, Gary Lewandowski, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders. Second International Computing Education Research Workshop, September, 2006.

Exam Question/Assessment Studies

PeerWise: Replication Study of a Student-Collaborative Self-Testing Web Service in a U.S. Setting. Paul Denny, Brian Hanks, and Beth Simon. In Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium, March 2010.

Quality of student contributed questions using PeerWise. Paul Denny, Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Beth Simon. In Proceedings of the Eleventh Australasian Computing Education Conference, January, 2009.

Evaluating a new exam question: Parsons problems. Paul Denny, Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Beth Simon. Fourth International Computing Education Research Workshop, September, 2008.

Going SOLO to Assess Novice Programmers. Judy Sheard, Angela Carbone, Raymond Lister, Beth Simon, Errol Thompson, Jacqueline L. Whalley. 13th Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), June 2008.

Not Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Novice Programmers and the SOLO Taxonomy. Raymond Lister, Beth Simon, Errol Thompson, Jacqueline Whalley, Christine Prasad. 11th Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), 2006.

Code Classification as a Learning and Assessment Exercise for Novice Programming. Errol Thompson, Jacqueline Whalley, Raymond Lister, Beth Simon. In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications. January, 2006.

Strategies that Students Use to Trace Code: An Analysis Based in Grounded Theory. Sue Fitzgerald, Beth Simon, Lynda Thomas First International Computing Education Research Workshop, October, 2005.

A Multi-National Study of Reading and Tracing Skills in Novice Programmers. Ray Lister (chair), William Fone, Robert McCartney, Otto Seppala, Elizabeth S. Adams, John Hamer, Jan Erik Mostrom, Beth Simon, Sue Fitzgerald, Morten Lindholm, Kate Sanders, Lynda Thomas. Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Bulletin Inroads, December 2004.

Ubiquitous Presenter

Use of Ubiquitous Presenter: 2006-2009. Elizabeth Bales, William Griswold, Beth Simon, Aaron Hieber, Michael J. Kelly, James Lintern, and David Ouyang. Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on the Impact of Pen Technologies in Education, October 2009.

Public Digital Note-Taking in Lectures. Roshni Malani, William G. Griswold, Beth Simon. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp). October 2009.

Ubiquitous Presenter: A Tablet PC-based System to Support Instructors and Students. Edward Price and Beth Simon. The Physics Teacher, 47 (9), 570-573.

NoteBlogging: Taking Note Taking Public. Beth Simon, Krista Davis, William G. Griswold, Michael Kelly, Roshni Malani. In Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium, March 2008.

Preliminary Evaluation of NoteBlogger: Public Note-taking in the Classroom. K. M. Davis, Michael Kelly, Roshni Malani, William G. Griswold, Beth Simon Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on the Impact of Pen Technologies in Education, June 2007.

Instructor Inking in Physics Classes with Ubiquitous Presenter. Edward Price and Beth Simon Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on the Impact of Pen Technologies in Education, June 2007.

A Survey to Asses the Impact of Tablet PC-based Active Learning: Preliminary Report and Lessons Learned. Edward Price and Beth Simon Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on the Impact of Pen Technologies in Education, June 2007.

Exploring the Potential of Mobile Phones for Active Learning in the Classroom. David Lindquist, Tamara Denning, Michael Kelly, Roshni Malani, William G. Griswold, Beth Simon. In Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium, March 2007.

Lightweight Preliminary Peer Review: Does in-class peer review make sense? Tamara Denning, Michael Kelly, David Lindquist, Roshni Malani, William G. Griswold, Beth Simon In Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium, March 2007.

Characterization of Instructor and Student Use of Ubiquitous Presenter, a Presentation System Enabling Spontaneity and Digital Archiving. Edward Price, Roshni Malani, and Beth Simon. 2006 Physics Education Research Conference, AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 893, pp. 125-128.

Multimodal Communication in the Classroom: What does it mean for us? Tamara Denning, William Griswold, Beth Simon and Michelle Wilkerson In Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium , February 2006.

Use of Classroom Presenter in Engineering Courses. Richard Anderson, Ruth Anderson, Luke McDowell, Beth Simon Frontiers in Education, October 2005.

Ubiquitous Presenter: Increasing Student Access and Control in an Digital Lecturing Environment. Michelle Wilkerson, Bill Griswold, Beth Simon. In Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium, February 2005.

Other CS1-related Publications

Experience Report: CS1 for Majors with Media Computation. Beth Simon, Paivi Kinnunen, Leo Porter, Dov Zazkis. In Proceedings of the 15th Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), 2010.

Introductory Computing Students' Concepts of Illegal Student-Student Collaboration. Michael Stepp and Beth Simon. In Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium, March 2010.

For Me, Programming Is ... . Beth Simon, Brian Hanks, Renee McCauley, Briana Morrison, Laurie Murphy and Carol Zander. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Computing Education Research Workshop, August, 2009.

Learning styles: novices decide. Carol Zander, Lynda Thomas, Beth Simon, Laurie Murphy, Renee McCauley, Brian Hanks, Sue Fitzgerald. In Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), 2009.

CS1 students speak: advice for students by students. Brian Hanks, Laurie Murphy, Beth Simon, Renee McCauley, Carol Zander. In Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium, March 2009.

Learning computer science: perceptions, actions and roles. Anders Berglund,Anna Eckerdal, Arnold Pears, Philip East; Paivi Kinnunen, Lauri Malmi, Robert McCartney, Jan-Erik Mostrom, Laurie Murphy, Mark Ratcliffe, Carsten Schulte, Beth Simon, Ioanna Stamouli, and Lynda Thomas. European Journal of Engineering Education, 34 (4), 327-338.

First Year Students' Impressions of Pair Programming in CS1. Beth Simon and Brian Hanks. Third International Computing Education Research Workshop, September, 2007. and Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC), January 2008 (best of ICER volume).

Relationship of Early Programming Language to Novice Generated Design. Tzu-Yi Chen, Alvaro Monge, Beth Simon. In Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium, February 2006.

Strategies that Students Use to Trace Code: An Analysis Based in Grounded Theory. Sue Fitzgerald, Beth Simon, Lynda Thomas First International Computing Education Research Workshop, October, 2005.

Other Publications

Experience Report: Peer Instruction in Introductory Computing. Beth Simon, Michael Kohanfars, Jeff Lee, Karen Tamayo, Quintin Cutts. In Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium, March 2010.

"Novice Professionals: How Newly-Hired Recently-Graduated Software Developers Fare in their First Software Engineering Job". Andrew Begel and Beth Simon. Beautiful Evidence, Ed. Greg Wilson. O'Reilly Press. In Press.

What is the Value of Course-Specific Learning Goals. Beth Simon and Jared Taylor Journal of College Science Teaching, 39(2), 52-57.

Novice software developers, all over again. Andrew Begel and Beth Simon. Fourth International Computing Education Research Workshop, September, 2008.

Struggles of New College Graduates in their First Software Development Job. Andrew Begel and Beth Simon. In Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Technical Symposium, March 2008.

Do Students Recognize Ambiguity in Software Specifications? A Multi-national, Multi-institutional Report. Tammy VanDeGrift, Beth Simon, Dean Sanders, and Ken Blaha. In Software Engineering Education in the Modern Age Paola Inverardi and Mehdi Jazayeri (editors), LNCS 4309, Springer, 2006, pp. 71-88.

Reducing Overheads for Acquiring Dynamic Traces Xiafeng Gao, Michael Laurenzano, Beth Simon, Allan Snavely IEEE International Synposium on Workload Characterization (IISWC05), Oct. 2005, Austin

Do Students Recognize Ambiguity in Software Design? A Multi-national, Multi-institutional Report. Ken Blaha, Alvaro Monge, Dean Sanders, Beth Simon, Tammy VanDeGrift 27th International Conference on Software Engineering, May 2005.

Students Designing Software: A Multi-National, Multi-Institutional Study. Josh Tenenberg, Sally Fincher, Ken Blaha, Dennis Bouvier, Tzu-Yi Chen, Donald Chinn, Stephen Cooper, Anna Eckerdal, Hubert Johnson, Robert McCartney, Alvaro Monge, Jan Erik Mostrom, Marian Petre, Kris Powers, Mark Ratcliffe, Anthony Robins, Dean Sanders, Leslie Schwartzman, Beth Simon, Carol Stoker, Allison Elliot Tew, Tammy VanDeGrift. In Informatics in Education, 4(1). 2005, pp. 143-162.

A multi-national, multi-institutional study of student-generated software designs. Sally Fincher, Marian Petre, Josh Tenenberg, Ken Blaha, Dennis Bouvier, Tzu-Yi Chen, Donald Chinn, Stephen Cooper, Anna Eckerdal, Hubert Johnson, Robert McCartney, Alvaro Monge, Jan Erik Mostrom, Kris Powers, Mark Ratcliffe, Anthony Robins, Dean Sanders, Leslie Schwartzman, Beth Simon, Carol Stoker, Allison Elliot Tew, Tammy VanDeGrift 4th Annual Finnish/Baltic Sea Conference on Computer Science Education, October, 2004.

Path Analysis and Renaming for Predicated Instruction Scheduling. Lori Carter, Beth Simon, Brad Calder, Larry Carter, Jeanne Ferrante. In International Journal of Parallel Programming. December, 2000, pp. 563-588.

Predicated Static Single Assignment Lori Carter, Beth Simon, Brad Calder, Larry Carter, Jeanne Ferrante. In Proceedings of the 1999 International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT). October, 1999.

Schedule-Independent Storage Mapping in Loops. Michelle Mills Strout, Larry Carter, Jeanne Ferrante, Beth Simon. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), San Jose, CA, 1998.