Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Engaging Science and Engineering Students in Computing Education through Learner-Created Videos and Physical Computing Tools

Lookup NU author(s): Anna Vasilchenko, Dr Megan Venn-Wycherley, Dr Matthew DysonORCiD, Dr Fernando Russo AbegaoORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by ACM, 2020.

For re-use rights please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.


The wide availability and accessibility of personal digital technologies offers students in schools and universities the opportunity to learn through the creation of their own digital artefacts. Additionally, the uptake of peer learning is continuing to grow and transform in the classroom. In this paper, we present an innovative pedagogical approach underpinned by the learning-by-making, peer-learning and flipped classroom pedagogies. We report on a cross-disciplinary collaboration between two university departments, involving computing undergraduate students creating sets of instructional video materials as part of their regular learning, that were then reused to teach programming skills to engineering students in the flipped classroom format. We address the following outcomes for students: increased motivation and engagement, improved learning experiences, and better content understanding - both by those who created and those who reused the teaching materials. We also discuss how this approach could help flipped classroom instructors to alleviate the initial burden of creating multimedia materials from scratch. Therefore, this paper contributes a description of the new pedagogical approach and a report on its effectiveness from three perspectives: 1) students who create teaching materials, 2) students who learn from those materials, and 3) instructors who teach in flipped classroom.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Vasilchenko A, Venn-Wycherley M, Dyson M, Russo-Abegao F

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 4th Conference in Computing Education Practice CEP 2020

Year of Conference: 2020

Pages: 1-4

Print publication date: 01/01/2020

Acceptance date: 11/11/2019

Date deposited: 07/12/2019

Publisher: ACM


DOI: 10.1145/3372356.3372372

Series Title: International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS)