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Troussas, Christos; Espinosa, Kurt Junshean; Virvou, Maria – Informatics in Education, 2016
Social networks are progressively being considered as an intense thought for learning. Particularly in the research area of Intelligent Tutoring Systems, they can create intuitive, versatile and customized e-learning systems which can advance the learning process by revealing the capacities and shortcomings of every learner and by customizing the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software
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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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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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Purarjomandlangrudi, Afrooz; Chen, David; Nguyen, Anne – Informatics in Education, 2016
Online learning has become a widespread method for providing learning at different levels of education. It has facilitated the learning in many ways and made it more flexible and available by providing learners with more opportunities to learn information, further access to different learning resources, and collaboration rather than face-to-face…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Dropout Rate, Online Courses
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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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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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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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Torres-Gastelú, Carlos Arturo; Kiss, Gábor – Informatics in Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to identify the perceptions of university students towards their ICT Competencies from two universities, one in Mexico and the other in Hungary. The research type is quantitative and exploratory. The instrument consists of 14 questions related to three types of competencies: Basic, Application and Ethical. The sample…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Technological Literacy
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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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Goldschmidt, Ronaldo; Fernandes de Souza, Isabel; Norris, Monica; Passos, Claudio; Ferlin, Claudia; Cavalcanti, Maria Claudia; Soares, Jorge – Informatics in Education, 2016
The use of computers as teaching and learning tools plays a particularly important role in modern society. Within this scenario, Brazil launched its own version of the "One Laptop per Child" (OLPC) program, and this initiative, termed PROUCA, has already distributed hundreds of low-cost laptops for educational purposes in many Brazilian…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Mikelic Preradovic, Nives; Lešin, Gordana; Šagud, Mirjana – Informatics in Education, 2016
The aim of this study is to investigate perceptions of parents in Croatia towards advantages and disadvantages of computer use in general as well as their children's computer use and to reveal parents' concerns and opinions about digital technology (DT) education in kindergarten. The paper reports on research findings from one of the large public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Computer Use, Young Children
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Jian, Yuheng Helen; Javaad, Sohail Syed; Golab, Lukasz – Informatics in Education, 2016
In this paper, we take a new look at the problem of analyzing course evaluations. We examine ten years of undergraduate course evaluations from a large Engineering faculty. To the best of our knowledge, our data set is an order of magnitude larger than those used by previous work on this topic, at over 250,000 student evaluations of over 5,000…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Data Collection
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Goyal Chin, Amita; Etudo, Ugochukwu; Harris, Mark A. – Informatics in Education, 2016
The past decade has witnessed an explosion of the penetration of mobile technology through all strata of society. Mobile technologies including cell phones, tablets, and even some e-readers are used for surfing the web, running apps, reading email, posting to social media, conducting banking transactions, etc. This liberation from desktop and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Information Security, Cybernetics, Online Searching
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Ben Arfa Rabai, Latifa; Cohen, Barry; Mili, Ali – Informatics in Education, 2015
In the same way that natural languages influence and shape the way we think, programming languages have a profound impact on the way a programmer analyzes a problem and formulates its solution in the form of a program. To the extent that a first programming course is likely to determine the student's approach to program design, program analysis,…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Language Usage, Higher Education, Industry
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