We describe how we redesigned, because of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the CS1 course for Math undergraduates to be held online yet reflecting the face-to-face (F2F) experience as much as possible. We present the course structure, the IT tools we used, and the strategies we implemented to preserve the benefits of a synchronous experience. We discuss the positive and negative aspects that emerged from the students' opinion qualitative analysis. We use the COI framework as a lens to explain what worked, what did not, and what can be improved to strengthen the perception of a F2F experience and mitigate the "presence paradox"we found: despite students being enthusiastic about the online format, most would still prefer a F2F course.

The online course was great: I would attend it face-to-face: The good, the bad, and the ugly of IT in emergency remote teaching of CS1

Lodi M.;Sbaraglia M.;Zingaro S. P.;Martini S.
2021

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We describe how we redesigned, because of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the CS1 course for Math undergraduates to be held online yet reflecting the face-to-face (F2F) experience as much as possible. We present the course structure, the IT tools we used, and the strategies we implemented to preserve the benefits of a synchronous experience. We discuss the positive and negative aspects that emerged from the students' opinion qualitative analysis. We use the COI framework as a lens to explain what worked, what did not, and what can be improved to strengthen the perception of a F2F experience and mitigate the "presence paradox"we found: despite students being enthusiastic about the online format, most would still prefer a F2F course.
GoodIT 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Information Technology for Social Good
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Lodi M.; Sbaraglia M.; Zingaro S.P.; Martini S.
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