Programming with your heart on your sleeve: Analyzing the affective states of computer programming students

Nigel Bosch, Sidney D'Mello

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Abstract

Students learning computer programming must learn difficult concepts via complex problem-solving activities which elicit strong emotional responses. In this research we explore the affective states that occur while learning computer programming, the events that precede them, and the outcomes that are influenced by them. The data collected in current and future research will be used to create an affect-sensitive intelligent tutoring system which will be better able to maximize learning gains in novice computer programmers and improve their perception of computer science via intelligent handling of emotion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Education - 16th International Conference, AIED 2013, Proceedings
Pages908-911
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 16 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013 - Memphis, TN, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2013Jul 13 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7926 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013
CountryUnited States
CityMemphis, TN
Period7/9/137/13/13

Keywords

  • Affect
  • Computer programming
  • Emotions
  • ITSs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Bosch, N., & D'Mello, S. (2013). Programming with your heart on your sleeve: Analyzing the affective states of computer programming students. In Artificial Intelligence in Education - 16th International Conference, AIED 2013, Proceedings (pp. 908-911). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7926 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39112-5-143