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Costa, Joana Martinho; Miranda, Guilhermina Lobato – Informatics in Education, 2019
This paper presents an approach to the initial programming learning using the four components instructional model and the Alice software. The quasi-experimental design was developed with two groups of students that attended two schools with very different socioeconomic status and school retention levels. The differences obtained in the mean of the…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Instructional Design, Models, Programming
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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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Kermek, Dragutin; Novak, Matija – Informatics in Education, 2016
In programming courses there are various ways in which students attempt to cheat. The most commonly used method is copying source code from other students and making minimal changes in it, like renaming variable names. Several tools like Sherlock, JPlag and Moss have been devised to detect source code plagiarism. However, for larger student…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Programming, Assignments, Cheating
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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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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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Yang, Sojung; Park, Seongbin – Informatics in Education, 2014
There are many important issues in informatics and many agree that algorithms and programming are most important issues that need to be included in informatics education (Dagiene and Jevsikova, 2012). In this paper, we propose how some of these issues can be easily taught using the notion of a formal system which consists of axioms and inference…
Descriptors: Information Science, Teaching Methods, Inferences, Validity
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Boberic-Krsticev, Danijela; Tešendic, Danijela – Informatics in Education, 2013
The paper elaborates on experiences and lessons learned from the course on object-oriented analyses and design at the Faculty of Sciences, Novi Sad. The course on OOAD is taught to students of computer science and to the students of mathematical programme. Conclusions made in this paper are based on results of students' assignments as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Programming, College Students