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Low-Cost Intervention Boosts ­ndergraduate Interest In Computer Science


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Undergraduate students were more interested in computer science following an online intervention.

North Carolina State University researchers have found that an online intervention can significantly increase interest in computer science among both male and female undergraduate students.

Credit: North Carolina State University News

Researchers at North Carolina State University (NC State) have shown that an online intervention taking less than 30 minutes significantly increases interest in computer science among both male and female undergraduate students.

The researchers worked with 491 students taking introductory computer science courses at seven different universities.

The researchers found students who received a growth mindset intervention were more interested in pursuing computer science than students who received the control group intervention, even when accounting for their interest level prior to the intervention.

In addition, the researchers said, the increase in interest was the same for both male and female students who received the growth mindset intervention.

From North Carolina State University News
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