It seemed like a good idea at the time

Jonas Boustedt, Robert Mccartney, Katherine Deibel, Jim Huggins, Beth Simon, Suzanne Westbrook

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We often learn of successful pedagogical experiments, but we seldom hear of the the ones that failed. For this special session we solicited submissions from the SIGCSE membership, selected the best from among these, and will have presentations at the session by the selected authors. Our contributions describe pedagogical approaches that seemed to be good ideas but turned out as failures. At the session, contributors will describe their pedagogical experiment, the rationale for the experiment, evidence of failure, and lessons learned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-266
Number of pages2
JournalSIGCSE Bulletin Inroads
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 2 2009


  • Breakdown
  • disaster
  • failure
  • fiasco
  • humiliation
  • termination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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