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Juškeviciene, Anita – Informatics in Education, 2020
Computational thinking abilities development is a recent popular research topic. Teachers need support and examples of suiTable STEAM activities that focuses on CT implementation. For this purpose, possible class activities were presented for CT abilities development purpose. Teachers from different disciplines identified possible interconnections…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Computation, Thinking Skills
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Delal, Havva; Oner, Diler – Informatics in Education, 2020
This study investigated the role of using unplugged computing activities on developing computational thinking (CT) skills of 6th-grade students. The unplugged computing classroom activities were based on the Bebras challenge, an international contest that aims to promote CT and informatics among school students of all ages. Participants of the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Computation, Thinking Skills, Grade 6
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Kurvinen, Einari; Kaila, Erkki; Laakso, Mikko-Jussi; Salakoski, Tapio – Informatics in Education, 2020
In this study we investigate the effects of long-term technology enhanced learning (TEL) in mathematics learning performance and fluency, and how technology enhanced learning can be integrated into regular curriculum. The study was conducted in five second grade classes. Two of the classes formed a treatment group and the remaining three formed a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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Palts, Tauno; Pedaste, Margus – Informatics in Education, 2020
Computer science concepts have an important part in other subjects and thinking computationally is being recognized as an important skill for everyone, which leads to the increasing interest in developing computational thinking (CT) as early as at the comprehensive school level. Therefore, research is needed to have a common understanding of CT…
Descriptors: Models, Skill Development, Computation, Thinking Skills
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Peixoto, Maria Joelma; Duarte, Paulo A. S.; Araújo, Pedro T.; Pinto, Pedro I. C.; Sarmento, Wellington W. F.; Trinta, Fernando A. M.; Viana, Windson – Informatics in Education, 2020
Mark Weiser coined the term Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) describing a future in which everyday life-objects would have embedded computers providing services anytime and anywhere. This paradigm is theme recurrent in many graduate courses of Computer Science around the world. To better understand the challenge of teaching Ubiquitous Computing…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices, Measurement Equipment
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Mamcenko, Jelena; Kurilovas, Eugenijus; Krikun, Irina – Informatics in Education, 2019
The paper aims to present application of Educational Data Mining and particularly Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) for students profiling and further to design a personalised intelligent learning system. The main aim here is to develop a recommender system which should help the learners to create learning units (scenarios) that are the most suitable for…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Individualized Instruction, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Cognitive Style
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Karnalim, Oscar; Budi, Setia; Toba, Hapnes; Joy, Mike – Informatics in Education, 2019
Source code plagiarism is an emerging issue in computer science education. As a result, a number of techniques have been proposed to handle this issue. However, comparing these techniques may be challenging, since they are evaluated with their own private dataset(s). This paper contributes in providing a public dataset for comparing these…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Computer Science Education, Comparative Analysis, Problem Solving
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Vieira, Estela Aparecida Oliveira; da Silveira, Aleph Campos; Martins, Ronei Ximenes – Informatics in Education, 2019
This work presents a systematic review whose objective was to identify heuristics applicable to the evaluation of the usability of educational games. Heuristics are usability engineering methods that aim to detect problems in the use of a system during its development and/or when its interface is in interaction with the user. Therefore, applying…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Usability, Heuristics, Computer Games
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Gurer, Melih Derya; Cetin, Ibrahim; Top, Ercan – Informatics in Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the factors affecting the pre-service computer science teachers' attitudes towards computer programming (ATCP). The sample consists of 119 preservice teachers at a public state university. The influences of students' demographic characteristics (gender, grade level, and high school type), their achievement…
Descriptors: Programming, Preservice Teachers, State Universities, Academic Achievement
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Nygren, Eeva; Blignaut, A. Seugnet; Leendertz, Verona; Sutinen, Erkki – Informatics in Education, 2019
Technology-enhanced learning generally focuses on the cognitive rather than the affective domain of learning. This multi-method evaluation of the INBECOM project (Integrating Behaviourism and Constructivism in Mathematics) was conducted from the point of view of affective learning levels of Krathwohl "et al." (1964). The research…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Electronic Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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Fessakis, Georgios; Prantsoudi, Stavroula – Informatics in Education, 2019
The role of teachers is very important for the educational utilization of Computational Thinking (CT) and its integration in education. As with any innovation, CTs' successful integration considerably depends on the perceptions, beliefs and attitudes of the teachers who will be asked to implement it. The study of these characteristics, concerning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Teacher Education Programs, Misconceptions
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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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Haseski, Halil Ibrahim; Ilic, Ulas – Informatics in Education, 2019
The aim of the present study was to investigate the properties of paper-and-pencil data collection instruments developed to measure Computational Thinking (CT) based on several variables. Thus, keywords were identified and used in searches conducted in various databases. The outcomes of the search were analyzed based on the inclusion/exclusion…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Computation, Thinking Skills, Educational Research
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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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