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ERIC Number: ED562457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Evaluating Students' Programming Skill Behaviour and Personalizing Their Computer Learning Environment Using "The Hour of Code" Paradigm
Mallios, Nikolaos; Vassilakopoulos, Michael Gr.
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on e-Learning (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, Jul 21-24, 2015)
One of the most intriguing objectives when teaching computer science in mid-adolescence high school students is attracting and mainly maintaining their concentration within the limits of the class. A number of theories have been proposed and numerous methodologies have been applied, aiming to assist in the implementation of a personalized learning environment that approaches these objectives. In this paper, an empirical study is performed with the support of the "Hour of Code" initiative which took place for a second consecutive year at the end of previous year. The initiative was presented to a number of high-school students as a motivation for teaching computer programming to them. An evaluation of the students' programming skills is attempted with the aid of a questionnaire and a simple personalization framework is presented in order to adapt to the students' personal needs. [For the full proceedings, see ED562095.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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