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ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE) - Special Issue on Web Development, Volume 15 Issue 1, March 2015

Introduction to the Special Issue on Web Development
Craig S. Miller, Randy Connolly
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/2724759

Despite its prevalence in computing, web development is underrepresented in computing curricula and computing education research. This special issue takes a step towards improving its representation with three articles on web development...

Uncovering “Threshold Concepts” in Web Development: An Instructor Perspective
Peter Alston, David Walsh, Gary Westhead
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/2700513

The field of Web development has evolved and diversified significantly in recent years, and narrowing the gap between the requirements of academia and the demands of industry remains a challenge. Moreover, many faculty members often struggle with...

Investigating Essential Factors on Students' Perceived Accomplishment and Enjoyment and Intention to Learn in Web Development
Yulei (Gavin) Zhang, Yan (Mandy) Dang
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/2700515

Web development is an important component in the curriculum of computer science and information systems areas. However, it is generally considered difficult to learn among students. In this study, we examined factors that could influence students'...

An Analysis of HTML and CSS Syntax Errors in a Web Development Course
Thomas H. Park, Brian Dorn, Andrea Forte
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/2700514

Many people are first exposed to code through web development, yet little is known about the barriers beginners face in these formative experiences. In this article, we describe a study of undergraduate students enrolled in an introductory web...