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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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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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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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Tsompanoudi, Despina; Satratzemi, Maya; Xinogalos, Stelios – Informatics in Education, 2015
Since pair programming appeared in the literature as an effective method of teaching computer programming, many systems were developed to cover the application of pair programming over distance. Today's systems serve personal, professional and educational purposes allowing distributed teams to work together on the same programming project. The…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Teamwork, Teaching Methods
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Weintrop, David; Wilensky, Uri – Informatics in Education, 2014
Research on the effectiveness of introductory programming environments often relies on post-test measures and attitudinal surveys to support its claims; but such instruments lack the ability to identify any explanatory mechanisms that can account for the results. This paper reports on a study designed to address this issue. Using Noss and Hoyles'…
Descriptors: Programming, Programming Languages, Introductory Courses, Constructivism (Learning)
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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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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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Benacka, Jan – Informatics in Education, 2013
The article presents a method of explaining the principles of 3D graphics through making a revolvable and sizable orthographic parallel projection of cuboid in Excel. No programming is used. The method was tried in fourteen 90 minute lessons with 181 participants, which were Informatics teachers, undergraduates of Applied Informatics and gymnasium…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Graphics, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Turcsányi-Szabó, Márta – Informatics in Education, 2012
The paper composes a framework for learning design, using Web 2.0 technologies in teacher training, transferring the advancement in technology to become an affordance in the teaching/learning process, based on Bloom's Extended Digital Taxonomy in order to enhance the Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge of teachers. As a case study, it…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Web 2.0 Technologies
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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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Vitinš, Maris; Rasnacs, Oskars – Informatics in Education, 2012
Information and communications technologies today are used in virtually any university course when students prepare their papers. ICT is also needed after people are graduated from university and enter the job market. This author is an instructor in the field of informatics related to health care and social sciences at the Riga Stradins…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Assignments, Information Science, Data Processing
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