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von Wangenheim, Christiane G.; Petri, Giani; Zibertti, André W.; Borgatto, Adriano F.; Hauck, Jean C. R.; Pacheco, Fernando S.; Filho, Raul Missfeldt – Informatics in Education, 2017
The objective of this article is to present the development and evaluation of dETECT (Evaluating TEaching CompuTing), a model for the evaluation of the quality of instructional units for teaching computing in middle school based on the students' perception collected through a measurement instrument. The dETECT model was systematically developed…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Course Evaluation, Case Studies, Evaluation Methods
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Dudaite, Jolita; Prakapas, Romas – Informatics in Education, 2017
New technologies are evidently gaining access to daily school life. Considering new challenges, the educators search for new ways to update educational content in the 21st Century when learning paradigms are changing. Soon, the new technological tools and solutions become predominant and change the traditional approach to teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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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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Karolcík, Štefan; Cipková, Elena; Hrušecký, Roman; Veselský, Milan – Informatics in Education, 2015
Despite the fact that digital technologies are more and more used in the learning and education process, there is still lack of professional evaluation tools capable of assessing the quality of used digital teaching aids in a comprehensive and objective manner. Construction of the Comprehensive Evaluation of Electronic Learning Tools and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Courseware, Evaluation Methods
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Ranjan, Rajeev; Chakraborty, Shankar – Informatics in Education, 2015
It has now become an important issue to evaluate the performance of technical institutions to develop better research and enrich the existing teaching processes. The results of such performance appraisal would serve as a reference point for decisions to choose a particular institution, hire manpower, and provide financial support for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Technical Institutes
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Deng, Jeremiah D.; Purvis, Martin K. – Informatics in Education, 2015
Service modelling has become an increasingly important area in today's telecommunications and information systems practice. We have adapted a Network Design course in order to teach service modelling to a mixed class of both the telecommunication engineering and information systems backgrounds. An integrated approach engaging mathematics teaching…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Networks, Information Systems, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Louzada, Alexandre Neves; Elia, Marcos da Fonseca; Sampaio, Fábio Ferrentini; Vidal, Andre Luiz Pestana – Informatics in Education, 2014
The aim of this work is to adapt and test, in a Brazilian public school, the ACE model proposed by Borkulo for evaluating student performance as a teaching-learning process based on computational modeling systems. The ACE model is based on different types of reasoning involving three dimensions. In addition to adapting the model and introducing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Educational Strategies
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Hasan, Layla – Informatics in Education, 2013
Generally, universities have complex and large websites, which include a collection of many sub-sites related to the different parts of universities (e.g. registration unit, faculties, departments). Managers of academic institutions and educational websites need to know types of usability problems that could be found on their websites. This would…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Heuristics, Universities, Web Sites
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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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Mardikyan, Sona; Badur, Bertain – Informatics in Education, 2011
Student evaluations to measure the teaching effectiveness of instructor's are very frequently applied in higher education for many years. This study investigates the factors associated with the assessment of instructors teaching performance using two different data mining techniques; stepwise regression and decision trees. The data collected…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Teacher Evaluation, Regression (Statistics), Decision Making
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Skupiene, Jurate – Informatics in Education, 2011
The Lithuanian Informatics Olympiad is a problem solving contest for high school students. The work of each contestant is evaluated in terms of several criteria, where each criterion is measured according to its own scale (but the same scale for each contestant). Several jury members are involved in the evaluation. This paper analyses the problem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scoring, Computation, Competition
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Kurilovas, Eugenijus; Serikoviene, Silvija – Informatics in Education, 2010
The paper aims to analyse several scientific approaches how to evaluate, implement or choose learning content and software suitable for personalised users/learners needs. Learning objects metadata customisation method as well as the Method of multiple criteria evaluation and optimisation of learning software represented by the experts' additive…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Course Content, Evaluation Methods, Electronic Learning
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Skupiene, Jurate – Informatics in Education, 2010
The Lithuanian Informatics Olympiads (LitIO) is a problem solving programming contest for students in secondary education. The work of the student to be evaluated is an algorithm designed by the student and implemented as a working program. The current evaluation process involves both automated (for correctness and performance of programs with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Science, Programming, Problem Solving
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van Bilsen, Arthur; Bekebrede, Geertje; Mayer, Igor – Informatics in Education, 2010
While educators teach their students about decision making in complex environments, managers have to deal with the complexity of large projects on a daily basis. To make better decisions it is assumed, that the latter would benefit from better understanding of complex phenomena, as do students as the professionals of the future. The goal of this…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Computer Games, Computer Simulation, College Students