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Da Cruz Alves, Nathalia; Gresse Von Wangenheim, Christiane; C.R. Hauck, Jean – Informatics in Education, 2019
As computing has become an integral part of our world, demand for teaching computational thinking in K-12 has increased. One of its basic competences is programming, often taught by learning activities without a predefined solution using block-based visual programming languages. Automatic assessment tools can support teachers with their assessment…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Competence, Elementary Secondary Education
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von Wangenheim, Christiane Gresse; Hauck, Jean C. R.; Demetrio, Matheus Faustino; Pelle, Rafael; da Cruz Alves, Nathalia; Barbosa, Heliziane; Azevedo, Luiz Felipe – Informatics in Education, 2018
The development of computational thinking is a major topic in K-12 education. Many of these experiences focus on teaching programming using block-based languages. As part of these activities, it is important for students to receive feedback on their assignments. Yet, in practice it may be difficult to provide personalized, objective and consistent…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Programming, Grading, Outcome Measures
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da Cruz Pinheiro, Fernando; Gresse von Wangenheim, Christiane; Missfeldt Filho, Raul – Informatics in Education, 2018
Diverse initiatives have emerged to popularize the teaching of computing in K-12 mainly through programming. This, however, may not cover other important core computing competencies, such as Software Engineering (SE). Thus, in order to obtain an overview of the state of the art and practice of teaching SE competences in K-12, we carried out a…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Engineering, Computer Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Izu, Cruz; Mirolo, Claudio; Settle, Amber; Mannila, Linda; Stupuriene, Gabriele – Informatics in Education, 2017
Although there is no universal agreement that students should learn programming, many countries have reached a consensus on the need to expose K-12 students to Computational Thinking (CT). When, what and how to teach CT in schools are open questions and we attempt to address them by examining how well students around the world solved problems in…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance
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Torres-Gastelú, Carlos Arturo; Kiss, Gábor – Informatics in Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to identify the perceptions of university students towards their ICT Competencies from two universities, one in Mexico and the other in Hungary. The research type is quantitative and exploratory. The instrument consists of 14 questions related to three types of competencies: Basic, Application and Ethical. The sample…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Technological Literacy
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Przybylla, Mareen; Romeike, Ralf – Informatics in Education, 2014
Physical computing covers the design and realization of interactive objects and installations and allows students to develop concrete, tangible products of the real world, which arise from the learners' imagination. This can be used in computer science education to provide students with interesting and motivating access to the different topic…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Learning Activities, Course Descriptions, Design
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Uyanga, Sambuu – Informatics in Education, 2014
These days ICT has penetrated into almost all sectors of the economy and society of Mongolia. More and more effort and attention is being paid to integrating ICT into the education sector. The current education reforms have a big component related to ICT, which includes the development of a Master plan for ICT in the Education sector, addressing…
Descriptors: Information Technology, General Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Dagiene, Valentina; Kurilovas, Eugenijus – Informatics in Education, 2010
The paper is aimed to analyse the external expert evaluation results of eContent"plus" programme's iCOPER (Interoperable Content for Performance in a Competency-driven Society) project's deliverables, especially quality control and Web 2.0 technologies report. It is a suitability report for better practice concerning the use of Web 2.0…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Best Practices, Technology Uses in Education