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Giannakoulas, Andreas; Xinogalos, Stelios – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
Educational games are increasingly used in informal and formal educational settings for promoting active learning and gaining students' interest in cognitively demanding subjects, such as programming. However, empirical studies that investigate the true impact of educational games on teaching and learning programming, especially to small aged…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Games
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Xinogalos, Stelios; Satratzemi, Maya; Malliarakis, Christos – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
Teaching and learning programming constitutes a challenge. Although several teaching approaches and programming tools have been proposed, it seems that they have limited impact on classroom practice. This article investigates students' perceptions on five educational programming environments that are widely used and the features that any…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Introductory Courses, Student Attitudes
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Ivanovic, Mirjana; Xinogalos, Stelios; Pitner, Tomáš; Savic, Miloš – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
Technology enhanced learning (TEL) is increasingly influencing university education, mainly in overcoming disadvantages of direct instruction teaching approaches, and encouraging creativity, problem solving and critical thinking in student-centered, interactive learning environments. In this paper, experiences from object-oriented programming…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Xinogalos, Stelios – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
Designing and deploying programming courses is undoubtedly a challenging task. In this paper, an attempt to analyze important aspects of a sequence of two courses on imperative-procedural and object-oriented programming in a non-CS majors Department is made. This analysis is based on a questionnaire filled in by fifty students in a voluntary…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Programming, Computer Science, Educational Strategies