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Pages: 7150-7155
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.1655

Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain

INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUMS ON ENHANCING USERS’ COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SKILLS

R. Faizi, S. El Fkihi, A. El Afia

ENSIAS, Mohammed V University in Rabat (MOROCCO)
Over the last decade, Web 2.0 technologies have allowed internet users to be both consumers and producers of digital content. The new digital platforms are now used in different domains and for a variety of purposes. However, one of the major fields that these online applications seem to have impacted is education. Web 2.0 technologies are of different categories and types. Yet, one of the most popular platforms that are used for educational purposes are discussion forums. The latter enable students and users in general to interact, collaborate and exchange knowledge in various subjects. Our objective in this paper is, therefore, to investigate the potential role that these social online communities play in enhancing the users’ computer programming skills. For this purpose, a study was conducted to analyze the impact that Stack Overflow, a popular online question and answer forum, has on improving the programmers’ learning skills. Results of the study revealed that this web-based community was found to be a valuable resource that helps programmers to learn, share their knowledge and solve coding problems.
@InProceedings{FAIZI2017INV,
author = {Faizi, R. and El Fkihi, S. and El Afia, A.},
title = {INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUMS ON ENHANCING USERS’ COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SKILLS},
series = {11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-8491-2},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2017.1655},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2017.1655},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {6-8 March, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {7150-7155}}
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SN - 978-84-617-8491-2/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2017.1655
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CI - Valencia, Spain
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R. Faizi, S. El Fkihi, A. El Afia (2017) INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUMS ON ENHANCING USERS’ COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SKILLS, INTED2017 Proceedings, pp. 7150-7155.
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