Experiences using a cyber learning environment in CS1 classrooms

Otto Borchert, Abigail Byram, Debra Mardell Duke, Alex David Radermacher, Mourya Reddy Narasareddygari, Gursimran Singh Walia

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The Software Engineering and Programming Cyber Learning Environment (SEP-CyLE) is a web-based platform to supplement standard course materials in CS1, CS2, software engineering, and software testing courses. In SEP-CyLE, students complete learning objects (LOs) and tutorials that cover topics which are not always discussed directly in lecture or in labs. SEP-CyLE also includes a series of learning and engagement strategies to encourage and instruct students. This experience report provides a brief background on the platform as well as information on how SEP-CyLE can be used by students and faculty. The paper continues by relaying specific successes and failures of using SEP-CyLE in CS1 courses at two separate research universities. The paper concludes with a discussion of the process for developing new learning objects for SEP-CyLE and their use in CS1 courses with an eye towards future modules and work to be done.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Jun 15 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event126th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Charged Up for the Next 125 Years, ASEE 2019 - Tampa, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2019Jun 19 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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