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Gabriele, Lorella; Bertacchini, Francesca; Tavernise, Assunta; Vaca-Cárdenas, Leticia; Pantano, Pietro; Bilotta, Eleonora – Informatics in Education, 2019
In the last years, a growing trend in different educational contexts focused on Computational Thinking (CT) skills acquisition for both in-service teachers and students. But very low attention has been paid to pre-service teachers' education in regards to CT skills. To solve this issue, an empirical experimentation has been carried out with 141…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans, Computation, Thinking Skills
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Dogan, Dilek; Gülbahar, Yasemin – Informatics in Education, 2018
It is important today to prepare pre-service teachers to integrate social media tools into their lessons and to teach them how to use social media as a learning environment for educational context. Based on this, an undergraduate course was designed to fulfil this need. Hence, the purpose of this study is to investigate the behaviours and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Undergraduate Students
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Kucuk, Sevda; Sisman, Burak – Informatics in Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to reveal pre-service teachers' experiences in learning robotics design and programming. Data were collected from 15 pre-service teachers through semi-structured interviews and analyzed using the content analysis method. Three themes were identified in this study: Course process, professional development and teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Robotics
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Klašnja-Milicevic, Aleksandra; Ivanovic, Mirjana – Informatics in Education, 2018
Amount of educational data has been constantly increasing for years in all domains and kinds of education (formal or informal) and educational activities (teaching, learning, assessment, use of social media and collaboration and so on). Accordingly, Learning Analytics (LA) become a powerful mechanism for supporting learners, instructors, teachers,…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Pelkola, Timo; Rasila, Antti; Sangwin, Christopher – Informatics in Education, 2018
In this paper we report a study in which we have developed a teaching cycle based closely on Bloom's Learning for Mastery (LFM). The teaching cycle ameliorates some of the practical problems with LFM by making use of the STACK online assessment system to provide automated assessment and feedback to students. We report a clinical trial of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Mastery Learning, Calculus
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Végh, Ladislav; Stoffová, Veronika – Informatics in Education, 2017
Algorithms are hard to understand for novice computer science students because they dynamically modify values of elements of abstract data structures. Animations can help to understand algorithms, since they connect abstract concepts to real life objects and situations. In the past 30-35 years, there have been conducted many experiments in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Animation, College Freshmen, Pretests Posttests
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Kalelioglu, Filiz – Informatics in Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine students' experiences using Facebook as a learning management system during a course. The study participants were 18 junior education faculty students attending a compulsory distance education undergraduate course delivered by the Computer Education and Instructional Technology Department at a university in…
Descriptors: Social Media, Integrated Learning Systems, Preservice Teachers, Distance Education
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Alturki, Raad A. – Informatics in Education, 2016
Students' performances in introductory programming courses show large variation across students. There may be many reasons for these variations, such as methods of teaching, teacher competence in the subject, students' coding backgrounds and abilities, students' self-discipline, the teaching environment, and the resources available to students,…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Programming, Student Evaluation, Measurement Techniques
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Purarjomandlangrudi, Afrooz; Chen, David; Nguyen, Anne – Informatics in Education, 2016
Online learning has become a widespread method for providing learning at different levels of education. It has facilitated the learning in many ways and made it more flexible and available by providing learners with more opportunities to learn information, further access to different learning resources, and collaboration rather than face-to-face…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Dropout Rate, Online Courses
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Nobre, Cristiane Neri; Meireles, Magali Rezende Gouvêa; Vieira, Niltom, Jr.; de Resende, Mônica Neli; da Costa, Lucivânia Ester; da Rocha, Rejane Corrêa – Informatics in Education, 2016
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education provide a new learning environment where the student builds his own knowledge, allowing his visualization and experimentation. This study evaluated the Geogebra software in the learning process of Calculus. It was observed that the proposed activities helped in the graphical…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Visualization
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Aleksic, Veljko; Ivanovic, Mirjana – Informatics in Education, 2016
Programming is one of the basic subjects in most informatics, computer science mathematics and technical faculties' curricula. Integrated overview of the models for teaching programming, problems in teaching and suggested solutions were presented in this paper. Research covered current state of 1019 programming subjects in 715 study programmes at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Programming, Computer Science Education, Introductory Courses
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Arimoto, Maurício M.; Barroca, Leonor; Barbosa, Ellen F. – Informatics in Education, 2016
Open Educational Resources have emerged as important elements of education in the contemporary society, promoting life-long and personalized learning that transcends social, economic and geographical barriers. To achieve the potential of OERs and bring impact on education, it is necessary to increase their development and supply. However, one of…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology
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Takala, Tuukka M.; Malmi, Lauri; Pugliese, Roberto; Takala, Tapio – Informatics in Education, 2016
In this paper we present our experiences of teaching an annually organized virtual reality (VR) capstone course. We review three iterations of the course, during which a total of 45 students completed the course and 16 VR applications were implemented. Our comparative analysis describes the students' evaluation of the course, the applications…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology
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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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Jian, Yuheng Helen; Javaad, Sohail Syed; Golab, Lukasz – Informatics in Education, 2016
In this paper, we take a new look at the problem of analyzing course evaluations. We examine ten years of undergraduate course evaluations from a large Engineering faculty. To the best of our knowledge, our data set is an order of magnitude larger than those used by previous work on this topic, at over 250,000 student evaluations of over 5,000…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Data Collection
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