Pair Learning: The Use of Pair Programming in Education

Resources for Educators

Pair Programming video for students (mov | wmv ) - A professionally-developed instructional video for students as an introduction to pair programming. The video describes what pair programming is, the do's and don'ts of effective pairing, and the pros and cons of pair programming. Be sure to download the accompanying worksheet.

Pair Programming video for instructors (mov | wmv) - Our second pair programming video discusses classroom implementation, including best practices and common pitfalls.

Pair Programming video myths, part 1 (mov | wmv) - The Pair Programming Mythmashers debunk common myths and misconceptions about pair programing in the first of two videos. This video contains episodes 1 through 3.

Pair Programming video myths, part 2 (mov | wmv) - The Pair Programming Mythmashers debunk common myths and misconceptions about pair programing in the first of two videos. This video completes the series.

Collaboration Exercise - This exercise is designed to be a ice-breaker at the beginning of a class and/or semester.  The exercise also gives the students some first-hand insight into different levels of collaboration when working in a group or with pair programming.