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Mathew, Roy; Malik, Sohail Iqbal; Tawafak, Ragad Moufaq – Informatics in Education, 2019
Problem solving skills are considered an important component in learning to program in an introductory programming (IP) course for novices. This study introduced a PROSOLVE game to enhance problem solving skills of novice programmers in the introductory programming course. The game is based on pseudo-code technique. A survey was employed to…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Skill Development, Educational Games, Game Based Learning
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Tonbuloglu, Betül; Tonbuloglu, Ismail – Informatics in Education, 2019
The purpose of the study is to examine the effect of unplugged coding activities carried out with middle school students on their computational thinking skills. This study employed nested-mixed design, which is a mixed research method; the data were supported by including the qualitative phase into an experimental study. In this frame, a group of…
Descriptors: Coding, Teaching Methods, Computer Science Education, Computation
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Gresse von Wangenheim, Christiane; Araújo e Silva de Medeiros, Giselle; Missfeldt Filho, Raul; Petri, Giani; da Cruz Pinheiro, Fernando; Ferreira, M. Nathalie; Hauck, Jean C. R. – Informatics in Education, 2019
Teaching computational thinking in K-12 as a 21st century skill is becoming increasingly important. Computational thinking describes a specific way of reasoning building on concepts and processes derived from algorithms and programming. One way to teach these concepts is games as an effective and efficient alternative. This article presents…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Middle School Students, Middle School Mathematics, Foreign Countries
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Kert, Serhat Bahadir; Kalelioglu, Filiz; Gulbahar, Yasemin – Informatics in Education, 2019
In this study, effectiveness of a computer science course at the secondary school level is investigated through a holistic approach addressing the dimensions of instructional content design, development, implementation and evaluation framed according to ADDIE instructional design model where evaluation part constituted the research process for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Computer Science Education, Secondary Education
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Costa, Joana Martinho; Miranda, Guilhermina Lobato – Informatics in Education, 2019
This paper presents an approach to the initial programming learning using the four components instructional model and the Alice software. The quasi-experimental design was developed with two groups of students that attended two schools with very different socioeconomic status and school retention levels. The differences obtained in the mean of the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Instructional Design, Models, Programming
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Gonçalves, Rafael Queiroz; von Wangenheim, Christiane Gresse; Hauck, Jean Carlo Rossa; Petri, Giani – Informatics in Education, 2017
The management of contemporary software projects is unfeasible without the support of a Project Management (PM) tool. In order to enable the adoption of PM tools in practice, teaching its usage is important as part of computer education. Aiming at teaching PM tools, several approaches have been proposed, such as the development of educational PM…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Program Administration, Instructional Innovation
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Spodniaková Pfefferová, Miriam – Informatics in Education, 2015
Nowadays, the use of information technology (ICT) in education is nothing new. But the question is where the limit is when the use of ICT does not have the desired effect. In the paper we discuss the use of simulations in the teaching process that can positively influence students' achievements. At the beginning of the paper we present the results…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Motion, Mechanics (Physics), Educational Technology
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Magdin, Martin; Turcáni, Milan – Informatics in Education, 2015
In the paper, we point out several observations and remarks on time effectiveness of electronic testing, in particular of its new form (interactive tests). A test is often used as an effective didactic tool for evaluating the extent of gained cognitive capabilities. According to authors Rudman (1989) and Wang (2003) it is provable that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Testing, Interaction, Time Factors (Learning)
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Krišták, L'uboš; Nemec, Miroslav; Danihelová, Zuzana – Informatics in Education, 2014
The paper presents results of "non-traditional" teaching of the basic course of Physics in the first year of study at the Technical University in Zvolen, specifically teaching via interactive method enriched with problem tasks and experiments. This paper presents also research results of the use of the given method in conditions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, College Science
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Theodoraki, Aristea; Xinogalos, Stelios – Informatics in Education, 2014
Games for learning are currently used in several disciplines for motivating students and enhancing their learning experience. This new approach of technology-enhanced learning has attracted researchers' and instructors' attention in the area of programming that is one of the most cognitively demanding fields in Computer Science. Several…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Student Attitudes, Educational Games
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Záhorec, Jan; Hašková, Alena; Munk, Michal – Informatics in Education, 2014
Authors of this paper carried out a broader international research aimed at assessing the computer science education at upper secondary level of education--ISCED 3A. The assessed school subjects were informatics and programming as the most common school subjects taught at secondary schools within computer sciences. The assessment was based on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Secondary Education, Programming
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Jabbour, Khayrazad Kari – Informatics in Education, 2014
This research explores the effect of mobile technology in Lebanese higher education classrooms. Three components were utilized to evaluate the impact: student attitudes, student achievements, and educational process. This study used both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the research questions. The main sources for data collection…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Phiakoksong, Somjin; Niwattanakul, Suphakit; Angskun, Thara – Informatics in Education, 2013
Ontology is a knowledge representation technique which aims to make knowledge explicit by defining the core concepts and their relationships. The Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) is a statistical technique which aims to explore the core factors from empirical data and estimates the relationship between these factors. This article presents an…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Instructional Effectiveness, Concept Teaching, Concept Mapping
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Žácok, L'ubomir – Informatics in Education, 2010
The utilization of hypertext educational material is going to be solved in this paper as a source using which the effectiveness of education the technical subjects at the 7th grade of elementary school can be increased. As a comparison between reached results in the control and experimental groups of pupils we used final didactical examination,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Hypermedia, Grade 7
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Pásztor, Attila; Pap-Szigeti, Róbert; Lakatos Török, Erika – Informatics in Education, 2010
In this article we try to show how new devices and methods can help in the education of programming. At Kecskemét College programmable mobile robots and instead of behavioral, the constructivist pedagogical methods were used. Our experiments have proved our hypothesis as the improved new methodical education using devices can give more practical…
Descriptors: Robotics, Programming, Experimental Groups, Control Groups