Faculty Advisor

Beck, Joseph E.


The objective of this project was to design a variety of supplemental materials for use in introductory computer science courses. Said supplemental content was based on recorded and annotated lectures retrieved from Gregor Kiczales’s online course: Introduction to Systematic Program Design. From the fundamental concepts covered therein, our research attempts to describe how variations in the presentation of such content influence the manner in which students learn. Our primary intent was to explore different approaches and to adjust them in order to address student preference and learning style. This research will effectively serve as a reference for other studies that attempt to create better supplemental materials or examine collective student response to certain methods for learning.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

September 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science