Challenges and Confusions in Learning Version Control with Git
Isomöttönen, V., & Cochez, M. (2014). Challenges and Confusions in Learning Version Control with Git. In V. Ermolayev, H. Mayr, M. Nikitchenko, A. Spivakovsky, & G. Zholtkevych (Eds.), Information and Communication Technologies in Education, Research, and Industrial Applications Communications in Computer and Information Science : 10th International Conference, ICTERI 2014, Kherson, Ukraine, June 9-12, 2014, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 178-193). Communications in Computer and Information Science (469). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-13206-8_9
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Scholars agree on the importance of incorporating use of version control systems (VCSs) into computing curricula, so as to be able to prepare students for today’s distributed and collaborative work places. One of the present-day distributed version control systems (DVCSs) is Git, the system we have used on several courses. In this paper, we report on the challenges for learning and using the system based on a survey data collected from a project-based course and our own teaching experiences during several different kinds of computing courses. The results of this analysis are discussed and recommendations are made.