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ERIC Number: EJ895243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
Challenges of Teaching Computer Science in Transition Countries: Albanian University Case
Sotirofski, Kseanela; Kukeli, Agim; Kalemi, Edlira
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v7 n3 p79-88 Mar 2010
The main objective of our study is to determine the challenges faced during the process of teaching Computer Science in a university of a country in transition and make suggestions to improve this teaching process by perfecting the necessary conditions. Our survey builds on the thesis that we live in an information age; information technology is an irresistible factor in our era and should be involved in the curriculum of all levels of education. A brief summary of related literature review and some empirical results are provided. Data collected from a survey of freshmen students has been analyzed using simple regression technique. Among all traditional factors that determine performance on computer applications, the authors find that gender, prior knowledge, peer pressure, market conditions, and the quality of delivering the course are statistically important. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Albania