July 2022 Links

Papers, articles, and proceedings worth a look.

The “Cold Open” as a Method for Launching a Course

This paper lays out an interesting approach to teaching new material: start at the middle and allow students to work backwards. The underlying idea of this being that promoting critical thinking and reasoning will promote better retention and understanding.

Authors: James O’Brien

DOI: 10.1177/2379298118779972

Open Access: No

Link to paper.

How Developers Acquire FLOSS Skills

Many developers often interact with the FLOSS community outside their usual day job. But contributing to such projects requires technical and social skills often not featured in standard curriculums. This paper examines how developers learn FLOSS skills and the broader benefits such skills offer.

Authors: Ann Barcomb, Michael Grottke, Jan-Philipp Stauffert, Dirk Riehle, Sabrina Jahn

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-17837-0_3

Open Access: No

Link to paper.

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