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Kukul, Volkan; Karatas, Serçin – Informatics in Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to develop a self-efficacy measuring tool that can predict the computational thinking skill that is seen as one of the 21st century's skills. According to literature review, an item pool was established and expert opinion was consulted for the created item pool. The study group of this study consists of 319 students…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Self Efficacy, Programming
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Kert, Serhat Bahadir; Kalelioglu, Filiz; Gulbahar, Yasemin – Informatics in Education, 2019
In this study, effectiveness of a computer science course at the secondary school level is investigated through a holistic approach addressing the dimensions of instructional content design, development, implementation and evaluation framed according to ADDIE instructional design model where evaluation part constituted the research process for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Computer Science Education, Secondary Education
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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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Turan, Zeynep; Meral, Elif – Informatics in Education, 2018
The use of different tools in the field of education has become widespread with the developments in technology. Online student response systems are one of these tools. Online student response systems have been used for many years. In the last couple of years, game items have been added, and game-based online student response systems have started…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Test Anxiety
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Lakanen, Antti Jussi; Isomöttönen, Ville – Informatics in Education, 2018
This longitudinal study investigates the impact of an extra-curricular programming workshop in student interest development in computer science. The workshop was targeted at 12-18-year old youngsters. A survey was sent to all previous participants with a known home address; 31.5% responded the survey (n = 197). This data was then combined with…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Extracurricular Activities, Programming, Workshops
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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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Záhorec, Jan; Hašková, Alena; Munk, Michal – Informatics in Education, 2014
Authors of this paper carried out a broader international research aimed at assessing the computer science education at upper secondary level of education--ISCED 3A. The assessed school subjects were informatics and programming as the most common school subjects taught at secondary schools within computer sciences. The assessment was based on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Secondary Education, Programming
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Yoo, Sujin; Kim, Younghwan; Park, Seongbin – Informatics in Education, 2013
The Semantic Web is an extension of the current Web where information is represented in a machine processable way. It is not separate from the current Web and one of the confusions that novice users might have is where the Semantic Web is. In fact, users can easily encounter RDF documents that are components of the Semantic Web while they navigate…
Descriptors: Web Browsers, Educational Resources, Internet, Secondary School Students
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Doukakis, Spyros; Giannakos, Michail N.; Koilias, Christos; Vlamos, Panayiotis – Informatics in Education, 2013
This paper presents results of a questionnaire focused on investigating students' confidence and behavioral intention in the area of programming, particularly that of structures, problem solving, and programming commands (Conditional--Loop). Responses from 116 1st year students regarding informatics were used. The results indicate that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Programming, Computer Science Education, Problem Solving
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Valavicius, Eugenijus; Babravicius, Kestutis – Informatics in Education, 2012
The paper analyses the results of the computer literacy survey conducted among the 11th and 12th form students in gymnasiums and secondary schools in Lithuania. The basis for the questionnaire was taken from previous surveys carried out in Vilnius Pedagogical University. The questionnaire is divided into five topics, such as computer hardware and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Literacy, Student Surveys, Grade 11
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Záhorec, Ján; Hašková, Alena; Munk, Michal – Informatics in Education, 2010
In their paper the authors deal with the vital issues of creation and application of electronic teaching materials for natural science subjects teaching. They describe an experimental examination of qualitative impact of these aids on education. The authors present a part of research results, which they obtained in a major research focused on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes
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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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Steer, Christoph; Hubwieser, Peter – Informatics in Education, 2010
Each of the 16 federal states of Germany has its own school system and also its own policy to integrate informatics, computer science or ICT into this system. Till present there aren't any tests of students' knowledge on a nation-wide level. Therefore nation-wide or international contests currently offer the only opportunities to compare the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Science, Computer Science Education, Knowledge Level
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Skupas, Bronius – Informatics in Education, 2010
Automatic program evaluation is a way to assess source program files. These techniques are used in learning management environments, programming exams and contest systems. However, use of automated program evaluation encounters problems: some evaluations are not clear for the students and the system messages do not show reasons for lost points.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Automation, Computer Software
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Kovieriene, Ala – Informatics in Education, 2010
The paper presents the part of research for determining the link between technical knowledge of Lithuanian youth and their independence in performing jobs connected with engineering. It has also been attempted to trace whether exists any difference in this respect between the groups of boys and girls. For the research sample, young people from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy, Engineering, Gender Differences