Computing Education

For more than a decade, I have been interested in the instructional strategies and practices used in computer and information systems education. Research confirms students struggle with technology-oriented courses. The most troubling statistics are from the introductory computer programming courses where failure and withdrawal rates exceed fifty percent. To heighten the quality of the curriculum and positively impact student achievement, I focus on the development of teaching practices that intersect the subject-matter and the technology.

Relevant Publications

  • Umapathy, K., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2017). A Meta-Analysis of Pair-Programming in Computer Programming Courses: Implications for Educational Practice. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 17(4), 16:1--16:13. Retrieved from http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2996201
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  • Gill, T. G., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2013). Systematically evaluating the effectiveness of an information systems capstone course: Implications for practice. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 12, 69 – 94. Retrieved from http://www.jite.org/documents/Vol12/JITEv12ResearchP069-094GillFT63.pdf
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  • Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2009). Creating a Game Development Course with Limited Resources: An Evaluation Study. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 9(1), 1 - 16. New York, NY, USA: ACM. Retrieved from http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1513593.1513596
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  • Vasana, S., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2009). A case study of a method for hybrid peer-evaluation in electrical engineering education. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 7(1), 1 – 7.
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  • Zucker, R., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2009). Evolutionary, Not Revolutionary, Programming Exercises Using Design Patterns in an OO Data Structures Course. In Proceedings of the 47th Annual Southeast Regional Conference, ACM-SE 47 (p. 41:1--41:5). Clemson, South Carolina: ACM. Retrieved from http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1566445.1566501
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  • Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Gill, T. G. (2008). A hybrid and novel approach to teaching computer programming in MIS curriculum. In S. Negash, Whitman, M., Woszczynski, A., Hoganson, K., & Mattord, H. (Eds.), Handbook of Distance Learning for Real-Time and Asynchronous Information Technology Education (pp. 259-281). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Reference. Retrieved from http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/hybrid-novel-approach-teaching-computer/19410
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  • Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Zucker, R. J. (2006). Teaching object-oriented programming concepts using Visual Basic .NET. Journal of Information Systems Education, 17(2), 163-170.
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  • Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Singh, O. (2006). Student Perspectives of ePortfolios in Computing Education. In R. Menezes (Ed.), Proceedings of the 44th Annual Association of Computing Machinery Southeast Regional Conference, ACM-SE 44 (pp. 152-157). Melbourne, Florida: ACM. Retrieved from http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1185448.1185483
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  • Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Whitnney, H. (2005). Literature themes on integrating ERP systems into the curricula. In Proceedings of the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction Symposium and Career Showcase (pp. 41-49). Jacksonville, FL: University of North Florida. Retrieved from http://www.aritzhaupt.com/eprofessional/papers/2005/RitzhauptWhitney.pdf
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  • Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2003). Introducing design patterns in information systems education. University of North Florida. Retrieved from http://www.aritzhaupt.com/eprofessional/papers/2003/Ritzhaupt.pdf
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  • Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2003). An exploration of themes and trends in information-related education using computer-aided content analysis. In Proceedings of the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction Symposium and Career Showcase (pp. 1 - 16). Jacksonville, FL: University of North Florida. Retrieved from http://www.aritzhaupt.com/eprofessional/papers/2003/Ritzhaupt2.pdf
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