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dc.contributor.advisorGlock, Albert
dc.contributor.authorAlharbi, Eman
dc.contributor.committeememberWalcott-Justice, Kristen
dc.contributor.committeememberChamillard, Tim
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-26T22:49:42Z
dc.date.available2016-04-26T22:49:42Z
dc.date.submitted2016-05
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractInternational Computer Science students, who form the majority of students in Engineering colleges in the U.S (Anderson, 2013), face a lot of difficulties and barriers that are unknown and unexpressed. Hiding these struggles may affect the quality of their education, and will repeat the struggles over and over with the coming students. We conducted a qualitative study to discover the barriers that international Computer Science students have and their special needs. The data was collected by interviewing international Computer Science students and some of their instructors in the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). The study found that international Computer Science students have English barriers evaluated on the following dimensions: listening and understanding lectures, participating and expressing ideas, presenting, writing, and reading. Moreover, students have identified another set of difficulties, which is technical barriers based on educational background and the ability to deal with advanced software tools.
dc.identifierAlharbi_uccs_0892N_10141.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10976/166560
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs. Kraemer Family Library
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dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectComputer science education
dc.subjectComputer science students’ needs
dc.subjectInternational education
dc.subjectInternational students
dc.subjectInternational students’ needs
dc.titleCharacterize the Difficulties that International Computer Science Students Face
dc.typeText
dcterms.cdm.subcollectionComputer Science
thesis.degree.disciplineCollege of Engineering and Applied Science-Computer Science
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)


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