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2014

Koli Calling

CodeSpells: bridging educational language features with industry-standard languages - Video - Slides

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Sarah Esper, Stephen R. Foster, William G. Griswold, Carlos Herrera, and Wyatt Snyder. 2014. CodeSpells: bridging educational language features with industry-standard languages. In Proceedings of the 14th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli Calling '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 05-14. DOI=10.1145/2674683.2674684 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2674683.2674684


CHI Workshop: Learning Innovations At Scale

It Is Not Just About Mass Production Of Learning - Slides

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Sarah Esper, Sam R. Wood, Stephen R. Foster, Sorin Lerner, William G. Griswold, Jared J. Defigh, Ayesha Mazumdar, Carlos Herrera, Tom Lieber, Greg Ord, Wyatt Snyder. 2014. A discussion on adopting peer instruction in a course focused on risk management. CHI'14. Learning Innovations at Scale Workshop.


CCSC-SW

A Discussion on Adopting Peer Instruction in a Course Focused on Risk Management - Slides

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Sarah Esper. 2014. A discussion on adopting peer instruction in a course focused on risk management. J. Comput. Sci. Coll. 29, 4 (April 2014), 175-182.


CodeSpells: How to Design Quests to Teach Java Concepts - Slides

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Sarah Esper, Samantha R. Wood, Stephen R. Foster, Sorin Lerner, and William G. Griswold. 2014. Codespells: how to design quests to teach java concepts. J. Comput. Sci. Coll. 29, 4 (April 2014), 114-122.


Children's Perceptions of What Counts as a Programming Language

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Colleen Lewis, Sarah Esper, Victor Bhattacharyya, Noelle Fa-Kaji, Neftali Dominguez, and Arielle Schlesinger. 2014. Children's perceptions of what counts as a programming language. J. Comput. Sci. Coll. 29, 4 (April 2014), 123-133.


2013

Thesis Proposal

Guiding Novice Programmers in Self-Regulated Learning: A Gamified Approach - Passed


ICER

Student Experience in a Student-Centered Peer Instruction Classroom

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Beth Simon, Sarah Esper, Leo Porter, and Quintin Cutts. 2013. Student experience in a student-centered peer instruction classroom. In Proceedings of the ninth annual international ACM conference on International computing education research (ICER '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 129-136.


ITICSE

CodeSpells: Embodying the Metaphor of Wizardry through Programming

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Sarah Esper, Stephen R. Foster, and William G. Griswold. 2013. CodeSpells: embodying the metaphor of wizardry for programming. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 249-254.


SIGCSE

On the Nature of Fires and How to Spark Them When You’re Not There

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Sarah Esper, Stephen R. Foster, and William G. Griswold. 2013. On the nature of fires and how to spark them when you're not there. In Proceeding of the 44th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 305-310.


 CHI

A Post-Broccoli Paradigm: Educational Games with Diverse, Sustainable Ecosystems

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Stephen R. Foster, Sarah Esper, and William G. Griswold. 2013. From competition to metacognition: designing diverse, sustainable educational games. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 99-108.


2012

UCSD Research Exam

Understanding the Expert Debugging Process to Inform the Design of Debugging Tools - Passed

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Sarah Esper. Understanding the Expert Debugging Process to Inform the Design of Debugging Tools. UCSD. 2013.


ICER

Exploratory Homeworks: An Active Learning Tool for Textbook Reading

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Sarah Esper, Beth Simon, and Quintin Cutts. 2012. Exploratory homeworks: an active learning tool for textbook reading. In Proceedings of the ninth annual international conference on International computing education research (ICER '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 105-110.


The Abstraction Transition Taxonomy: Developing Desired Learning Outcomes through the Lens of Situated Cognition

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Quintin Cutts, Sarah Esper, Marlena Fecho, Stephen R. Foster, and Beth Simon. 2012. The abstraction transition taxonomy: developing desired learning outcomes through the lens of situated cognition. In Proceedings of the ninth annual international conference on International computing education research (ICER '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 63-70.


2011

ICER

Computing as the 4th "R": ageneral education approach to computing education

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Quintin Cutts, Sarah Esper, and Beth Simon. 2011. Computing as the 4th "R": a general education approach to computing education. ICER 2011. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 133-138.


UCSD Technical Report

Experience Report: an AP CS Principles AP Requirement

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Beth Simon, Sarah Esper and Quintin Cutts. 2011. Experience Report: an AP CS Principles University Pilot.  Technical Report CS 2011-0965. University of California at San Diego. 

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