Dr. Kate Sanders
Selected Publications



      Commonsense computing

ACM DL Author-ize serviceUser interface evaluation by novices
Dennis Bouvier, Tzu-Yi Chen, Gary Lewandowski, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders, Tammy VanDeGrift
ITiCSE '12 Proceedings of the 17th ACM annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education, 2012
ACM DL Author-ize serviceCommonsense understanding of concurrency: computing students and concert tickets
Gary Lewandowski, Dennis J. Bouvier, Tzu-Yi Chen, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders, Beth Simon, Tammy VanDeGrift
Communications of the ACM, 2010
ACM DL Author-ize serviceCommonsense computing (episode 5): algorithm efficiency and balloon testing
Robert McCartney, Dennis J. Bouvier, Tzu-Yi Chen, Gary Lewandowski, Kate Sanders, Beth Simon, Tammy VanDeGrift
ICER '09 Proceedings of the fifth international workshop on Computing education research workshop, 2009
ACM DL Author-ize serviceCommonsense computing (episode 3): concurrency and concert tickets
Gary Lewandowski, Dennis J. Bouvier, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders, Beth Simon
ICER '07 Proceedings of the third international workshop on Computing education research, 2007
ACM DL Author-ize serviceCommonsense computing: using student sorting abilities to improve instruction
Tzu-Yi Chen, Gary Lewandowski, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders, Beth Simon
SIGCSE '07 Proceedings of the 38th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education, 2007
ACM DL Author-ize serviceCommonsense computing: what students know before we teach (episode 1: sorting)
Beth Simon, Tzu-Yi Chen, Gary Lewandowski, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders
ICER '06 Proceedings of the second international workshop on Computing education research, 2006
ACM DL Author-ize serviceWhat do beginning students know, and what can they do?
Tzu-Yi Chen, Gary Lewandowski, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders, Beth Simon
ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 2006


      Computing Education Data Repositories
ACM DL Author-ize serviceThe Canterbury QuestionBank: building a repository of multiple-choice CS1 and CS2 questions
Kate Sanders, Marzieh Ahmadzadeh, Tony Clear, Stephen H. Edwards, Mikey Goldweber, Chris Johnson, Raymond Lister, Robert McCartney, Elizabeth Patitsas, Jaime Spacco
ITiCSE -WGR '13 Proceedings of the ITiCSE working group reports conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education-working group reports, 2013
ACM DL Author-ize serviceApplying data structures in exams
Briana B. Morrison, Mike Clancy, Robert McCartney, Brad Richards, Kate Sanders
SIGCSE '11 Proceedings of the 42nd ACM technical symposium on Computer science education, 2011
ACM DL Author-ize serviceMaking sense of data structures exams
Beth Simon, Mike Clancy, Robert McCartney, Briana Morrison, Brad Richards, Kate Sanders
ICER '10 Proceedings of the Sixth international workshop on Computing education research, 2010
ACM DL Author-ize serviceDCER: sharing empirical computer science education data
Kate Sanders, Brad Richards, Jan Erik Moström, Vicki Almstrum, Stephen Edwards, Sally Fincher, Kat Gunion, Mark Hall, Brian Hanks, Stephen Lonergan, Robert McCartney, Briana Morrison, Jaime Spacco, Lynda Thomas
ICER '08 Proceedings of the Fourth international Workshop on Computing Education Research, 2008


      Object-Oriented Programming
ACM DL Author-ize serviceAn evaluation of object oriented example programs in introductory programming textbooks
Jürgen Börstler, Mark S. Hall, Marie Nordström, James H. Paterson, Kate Sanders, Carsten Schulte, Lynda Thomas
ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 2010
ACM DL Author-ize serviceStudent understanding of object-oriented programming as expressed in concept maps
Kate Sanders, Jonas Boustedt, Anna Eckerdal, Robert McCartney, Jan Erik Moström, Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander
SIGCSE '08 Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education, 2008
ACM DL Author-ize serviceChecklists for grading object-oriented CS1 programs: concepts and misconceptions
Kate Sanders, Lynda Thomas
ITiCSE '07 Proceedings of the 12th annual SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education, 2007
ACM DL Author-ize serviceResearch perspectives on the objects-early debate
Raymond Lister, Anders Berglund, Tony Clear, Joe Bergin, Kathy Garvin-Doxas, Brian Hanks, Lew Hitchner, Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Kate Sanders, Carsten Schulte, Jacqueline L. Whalley
ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 2006


      Self-Directed Learning
ACM DL Author-ize serviceWhy Computing Students Learn on Their Own: Motivation for Self-Directed Learning of Computing
Robert McCartney, Jonas Boustedt, Anna Eckerdal, Kate Sanders, Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander
ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE), 2016
ACM DL Author-ize serviceSelf-directed learning: stories from industry
Carol Zander, Jonas Boustedt, Anna Eckerdal, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders, Jan Erik Moström, Lynda Thomas
Koli Calling '12 Proceedings of the 12th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research, 2012
ACM DL Author-ize serviceStudents' perceptions of the differences between formal and informal learning
Jonas Boustedt, Anna Eckerdal, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders, Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander
ICER '11 Proceedings of the seventh international workshop on Computing education research, 2011
ACM DL Author-ize serviceComputing students learning computing informally
Robert McCartney, Anna Eckerdal, Jan Erik Moström, Kate Sanders, Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander
Koli Calling '10 Proceedings of the 10th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research, 2010


      Threshold Concepts
ACM DL Author-ize serviceThreshold concepts in computing: past, present, and future
Kate Sanders, Robert McCartney
Koli Calling '16 Proceedings of the 16th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research, 2016
ACM DL Author-ize serviceStudent transformations: are they computer scientists yet?
Carol Zander, Jonas Boustedt, Robert McCartney, Jan Erik Moström, Kate Sanders, Lynda Thomas
ICER '09 Proceedings of the fifth international workshop on Computing education research workshop, 2009
ACM DL Author-ize serviceComputer science student transformations: changes and causes
Jan Erik Moström, Jonas Boustedt, Anna Eckerdal, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders, Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander
ITiCSE '09 Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education, 2009
ACM DL Author-ize serviceConcrete examples of abstraction as manifested in students' transformative experiences
Jan Erik Moström, Jonas Boustedt, Anna Eckerdal, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders, Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander
ICER '08 Proceedings of the Fourth international Workshop on Computing Education Research, 2008
ACM DL Author-ize serviceFrom Limen to Lumen: computing students in liminal spaces
Anna Eckerdal, Robert McCartney, Jan Erik Moström, Kate Sanders, Lynda Thomas, Carol Zander
ICER '07 Proceedings of the third international workshop on Computing education research, 2007
ACM DL Author-ize serviceSuccessful students' strategies for getting unstuck
Robert McCartney, Anna Eckerdal, Jan Erik Mostrom, Kate Sanders, Carol Zander
ITiCSE '07 Proceedings of the 12th annual SIGCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education, 2007
ACM DL Author-ize servicePutting threshold concepts into context in computer science education
Anna Eckerdal, Robert McCartney, Jan Erik Moström, Mark Ratcliffe, Kate Sanders, Carol Zander
ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 2006
ACM DL Author-ize serviceThreshold concepts in computer science: do they exist and are they useful?
Jonas Boustedt, Anna Eckerdal, Robert McCartney, Jan Erik Moström, Mark Ratcliffe, Kate Sanders, Carol Zander
SIGCSE '07 Proceedings of the 38th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education, 2007


      Other
ACM DL Author-ize serviceSchool/Work: Development of Computing Students' Professional Identity at University
Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders
ICER '15 Proceedings of the eleventh annual International Conference on International Computing Education Research, 2015
ACM DL Author-ize serviceFirst-year students' social networks: learning computing with others
Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders
Koli Calling '14 Proceedings of the 14th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research, 2014
ACM DL Author-ize serviceGraduating students' designs: through a phenomenographic lens
Lynda Thomas, Anna Eckerdal, Robert McCartney, Jan Erik Moström, Kate Sanders, Carol Zander
ICER '14 Proceedings of the tenth annual conference on International computing education research, 2014
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Kate Sanders
Koli Calling '14 Proceedings of the 14th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research, 2014
ACM DL Author-ize serviceCan first-year students program yet?: a study revisited
Robert McCartney, Jonas Boustedt, Anna Eckerdal, Kate Sanders, Carol Zander
ICER '13 Proceedings of the ninth annual international ACM conference on International computing education research, 2013
ACM DL Author-ize serviceContributing student pedagogy
John Hamer, Quintin Cutts, Jana Jackova, Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Robert McCartney, Helen Purchase, Charles Riedesel, Mara Saeli, Kate Sanders, Judithe Sheard
ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 2008
ACM DL Author-ize serviceWhat novice programmers don't know
Gary Lewandowski, Alicia Gutschow, Robert McCartney, Kate Sanders, Dermot Shinners-Kennedy
ICER '05 Proceedings of the first international workshop on Computing education research, 2005
ACM DL Author-ize serviceA multi-institutional investigation of computer science seniors' knowledge of programming concepts
Laurie Murphy, Renée McCauley, Suzanne Westbrook, Timothy Fossum, Susan Haller, Briana B. Morrison, Brad Richards, Kate Sanders, Carol Zander, Ruth E. Anderson
ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 2005
ACM DL Author-ize serviceA multi-national study of reading and tracing skills in novice programmers
Raymond Lister, Elizabeth S. Adams, Sue Fitzgerald, William Fone, John Hamer, Morten Lindholm, Robert McCartney, Jan Erik Moström, Kate Sanders, Otto Seppälä, Beth Simon, Lynda Thomas
ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 2004
ACM DL Author-ize serviceProgram assessment tools in computer science: a report from the trenches
Kathryn E. Sanders, Robert McCartney
SIGCSE '03 Proceedings of the 34th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education, 2003
ACM DL Author-ize serviceRepresenting and reasoning about open-textured predicates
Kathryn E. Sanders
ICAIL '91 Proceedings of the 3rd international conference on Artificial intelligence and law, 1991


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