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Hickmott, Daniel; Prieto-Rodriguez, Elena – Informatics in Education, 2018
Coding and computational thinking have recently become compulsory skills in many school systems globally. Teaching these new skills presents a challenge for many teachers. A notable example of professional development designed using Constructionist principles to address this challenge is "ScratchEd". Upon reflecting on her experiences…
Descriptors: Coding, Computation, Faculty Development, Constructivism (Learning)
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Juškeviciene, Anita; Dagiene, Valentina – Informatics in Education, 2018
The European Commission Science Hub has been promoting Computational Thinking (CT) as an important 21st century skill or competence. However, „despite the high interest in developing computational thinking among schoolchildren and the large public and private investment in CT initiatives, there are a number of issues and challenges for the…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Computer Literacy, Skill Development
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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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Camilleri, Patrick – Informatics in Education, 2017
Notwithstanding the hype surrounding the enthusiasm and rush that characterises the employment of robotics in formal educational contexts, their use is described as nothing less than fragmented. In the circumstances that processes of adoption and application of digital tools are clearly outpacing their accommodation and enactment in formal…
Descriptors: Robotics, Elementary School Curriculum, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Ušpuriene, Ana; Sakalauskas, Leonidas; Dumskis, Valerijonas – Informatics in Education, 2017
The paper considers a problem of financial resource allocation in a higher education institution. The basic financial management instruments and the multi-stage cost minimization model created are described involving financial instruments to constraints. Both societal and institutional factors that determine the costs of educating students are…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Higher Education, Planning, Paying for College
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Dorça, Fabiano A.; Araújo, Rafael D.; de Carvalho, Vitor C.; Resende, Daniel T.; Cattelan, Renan G. – Informatics in Education, 2016
Content personalization in educational systems is an increasing research area. Studies show that students tend to have better performances when the content is customized according to his/her preferences. One important aspect of students particularities is how they prefer to learn. In this context, students learning styles should be considered, due…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Cognitive Style, Automation, Individualized Instruction
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Dagiene, Valentina; Stupuriene, Gabriele – Informatics in Education, 2016
As an international informatics contest, or challenge, Bebras has started the second decade of its existence. The contest attracts more and more countries every year, recently there have been over 40 participating countries. From a single contest-focused annual event Bebras developed to a multifunctional challenge and an activities-based…
Descriptors: Information Science, Computation, Competition, Models
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Rinderknecht, Christian – Informatics in Education, 2014
We survey the literature about the teaching and learning of recursive programming. After a short history of the advent of recursion in programming languages and its adoption by programmers, we present curricular approaches to recursion, including a review of textbooks and some programming methodology, as well as the functional and imperative…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Visualization, Animation
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Railean, Elena – Informatics in Education, 2014
User interface and data visualisation criteria are central issues in digital textbooks design. However, when applying mathematical modelling of learning process to the analysis of the possible solutions, it could be observed that results differ. Mathematical learning views cognition in on the base on statistics and probability theory, graph…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Learning Processes, Mathematics Instruction
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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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de Bettio, Raphael Winckler; Pereira, Denilson Alves; Martins, Ronei Ximenes; Heimfarth, Tales – Informatics in Education, 2013
The technological resources used for pedagogical innovation in the form of distance education have increasingly been incorporated into face-to-face education. This article describes the experience of the Federal University of Lavras--Brazil--with new ways to apply technology in face-to-face undergraduate courses. This paper presents (i) the…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Blended Learning, Distance Education, Undergraduate Study
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Teodosiev, Teodosi; Nachev, Anatoli – Informatics in Education, 2012
This paper discusses some difficulties in teaching introductory courses to programming, paying particular attention to their mathematical nature. We consider some aspects, which have not been commented in detail in textbooks and often neglected by course outlines and schedules. Some of these are constructing complex conditions, exceeding array…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Programming, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Kligiene, Stanislava Nerute – Informatics in Education, 2012
The paper surveys the risks and benefits which the user faces in the networked environment and how those challenges can be overcome. The question is how to measure the potential or benefits of such a complex phenomenon--the collaborative cross-domains in social media. As one of the solutions we propose to consider this in the context of digital…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Data Collection, Privacy, Computer Mediated Communication
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Vitkute-Adžgauskiene, Davia; Vidžiunas, Antanas – Informatics in Education, 2012
The paper analyses the problems in selecting and integrating tools for delivering basic programming knowledge at the university level. Discussion and analysis of teaching the programming disciplines, the main principles of study programme design, requirements for teaching tools, methods and corresponding languages is presented, based on literature…
Descriptors: Programming, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Delivery Systems
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Lubchak, Vladimir; Kupenko, Olena; Kuzikov, Borys – Informatics in Education, 2012
E-learning students are generally heterogeneous and have different capabilities knowledge base and needs. The aim of the Sumy State University (SSU) e-learning system project is to cater to these individual needs by assembling individual learning path. This paper shows current situation with e-learning in Ukraine, state-of-art of development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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