Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)


Computer Science

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Chelsie Dubay

Committee Members

Phil Pfeiffer, Matthew Harrison


This master's thesis explores the effectiveness of an educational intervention using an interactive notebook to support and supplement instruction in a foundational-level programming course. A quantitative, quasi-experimental group comparison method was employed, where students were placed into either a control or a treatment group. Data was collected from assignment and final grades, as well as self-reported time spent using the notebook. Independent t-tests and correlation were used for data analysis. Results were inconclusive but did indicate that the intervention had a possible effect. Further studies may explore better efficacy, implementation, and satisfaction of interactive notebooks across a larger population and multiple class topics.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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