Participation Details - Illinois State University

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Participation Details

a.

You must have institutional review board and human
subjects’

approval from your College or
University prior to participating in this grant. The process can
involve either
your institution
accepting Illinois State University’s
IRB approval via reciprocal agreements or you could be
required to follow your institution

s own review process.

b.

Each collaborator must attend a
pre
-
teaching workshop on integrating Web services into
CS1/IS1 to be held at Illinois State University on
May
1
5
-
1
6
, 201
3
. Up to $500 of your travel

will
be covered
. A
ny remaining travel funds
will be
allocated based on availability and need.

c.

Each collaborator must teach a CS1 or IS1 course (preferably in Java
*

but other platforms will be
considered) in consecuti
ve semesters
*

using the Web service approach during the grant period
(fall 2011 through spring 201
4
).

d.

At least 50% of the course programming activities (assignments, la
bs, etc.) must incorporate
Web S
ervices technology.

e.

Participants m
ust follow one of two
a
cceptable
experimental designs in the scheduling of
the
standard and Web services section
s
.
Options, described in Table 1 E
xperimental Designs
,

are:

(
Design A
)
the same instructor teaches a

standard section followed by 2 Web services sections
;
or (Design

B)

the participating instructor teaches 2 semesters of introductory programming
using Web services; a different instructor teaches comparison group sections of the same
course using standard methods (non
-
Web services) in the same semesters.


Table 1
Experimental Designs for NSF/WS study


Characteristics of all designs



All designs have a pre
-
survey and a post
-
survey for each section whether the section is experimental
or comparison.



Each instructor in each sec
tion administers the common quiz

question
s at the end of each semester.



Each
instructor
collects the same
student
background variables

each semester
.


Design A

One instructor: pre
-
post no comparison section

--
Semester 1: Standard Instruction. Assessment: Pre survey, post survey, and quiz

--
Semester 2: WS/SOA Instruction. Assessment: Pre
-
survey, post
-
survey, and quiz

--
Semester 3:
WS/SOA Instruction. Assessment: Pre
-
survey, post
-
survey, and quiz


Design B

Two instructors: simultaneous experimental and comparison sections

--
Instructo
r 1: Same as Semester 1
(in Design A)
for all semesters (standard instruction; comparison)

--
Instructor 2: Same as Semester
s

2
& 3 (in Design A)
for all semesters (WS/SOA instruction;
experimental)


f.

Each collaborator must participate in assessment activi
ties, including the provision of data on:



Pre and post surveys
**



C
ommon
assessment
quiz
*
*
*

scores in both the standard and Web s
ervices sections



Student background data
on:

gender, major,

grade point aver
age, and cla
ss rank



Mid
-
semester and end
-
of
-
semester

reports and materials delivered on time


g.

Each collaborator must attend a
post
-
teaching workshop to share experiences. Up to $
2
50 of
your travel will be covered
;
any remaining travel funds
will be
allocated based on availability and
need.

The post
-
teaching

workshop may be attended via video conferencing.


*
Deviation
s

from the above requirements may be allowed but must be approved by the PIs in a case
-
by
-
case basis.

**
The pre and post surveys will be provided by and administered by the grant as on
-
line surve
y
s that guarantee

student
anonymity.


**
*
The
common
assessment quiz

will be supplied and graded
as part of the grant activities.