Error log analysis in C programming language courses

Xinyu Fu, Chengjiu Yin, Atsushi Shimada, Hiroaki Ogata

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Abstract

Many universities choose the C programming language (C) as the first programming language to teach to students. As novice programmers, students frequently make simple mistakes such as syntax and typographical errors. Students often find it difficult to locate these errors, as students are not yet thoroughly familiar with C's syntax. This situation often causes students to consider programming very dull. It is therefore critical to provide clearer explanation in class, to prevent students losing interest in programming. This study aims to facilitate teaching and learning of C. We propose a system that undergraduate novice programmers may use to locate syntax errors in C. We analyze error types and resolutions using data collected during a programming course, and discuss key findings and their implications for programming education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015
EditorsYu-Ju Lan, Hsin-Yih Shyu, Chengjiu Yin, Hiroaki Ogata, Wenli Chen, Ming-Fong Jan, Sahana Murthy, Ying-Tien Wu, Siu Cheung Kong, Xiaoqing Gu, Beaumie Kim, Yongwu Miao, Niwat Srisawasdi, Yuping Wang, Chiu-Pin Lin, Carol H.C. Chu, Jari Laru, Miguel Nussbaum, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ju-Ling Shih, Amali Weerasinghe, Weiqin Chen, Feiyue Qiu, Vania Dimitrova, Ching-Kun Hsu, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Maiga Chang, Tore Hoel, Yen-Hui Audrey Li, Jon Mason, Hitoshi Sasaki, Li Zhang
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages641-650
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801458
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Event23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: Nov 30 2015Dec 4 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2015
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period11/30/1512/4/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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