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ERIC Number: ED571558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Developing a Technology Enhanced CS0 Course for Engineering Students
Lokkila, Erno; Kaila, Erkki; Lindén, Rolf; Laakso, Mikko-Jussi; Sutinen, Erkki
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conferences on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS), Education Technologies (ICEduTECH), and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) (Melbourne, Australia, Dec 6-8, 2016)
The CS0 course in the curriculum typically has the role of introducing students into basic concepts and terminology of computer science. Hence, it is used to form a base on which the subsequent programming courses can build on. However, much of the effort to build better methodologies for courses is spent on introductory programming courses instead of the earlier course. In this article we present an experiment where a CS0 course at our university was redesigned to utilize educational technology and automatic assessment. The redesign was based on a collaborative education platform called ViLLE. New automatically assessed exercise types with immediate feedback were designed and utilized with already existing ones to cover all topics taught in the course. In the paper, we present the design principles and the implementation of the electronic material for the course as well as our experiences on adapting the technology in the course. A detailed description of different exercises and other tasks are also provided. Finally, we present results and statistics collected from the course implementation. [For full proceedings, see ED571459.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland