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ERIC Number: EJ980163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 43
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-1946-6226
Developing Competence in Interactive Systems: The GRASP Tool for the Design or Redesign of Pedagogical ICT Devices
Talon, Benedicte; Sagar, Mouldi; Kolski, Christophe
ACM Transactions on Computing Education, v12 n3 Article 9 Jul 2012
Training professionals to design and produce interactive systems requires the use of well thought-out training scenarios. Indeed, it is essential to consider pedagogical forms whose objective is providing learners with field experience. It is also necessary to motivate learners to learn about subjects that sometimes seem distant from their immediate concerns and to renew their interest in these subjects. This article presents a tool, called GRASP, that helps design pedagogical devices. This tool was first evaluated through three educational initiatives implemented in two universities in the north of France. These initiatives were analyzed to enhance the tool. Then, a second evaluation was conducted to validate the tool more widely. The first part of this article presents the scientific context. Then the design tool, the evaluation protocol, and the three devices built using this tool and their evaluation are introduced. Some of the lessons learned during the initiatives are described. Next, the second evaluation, conducted with more teachers, is presented. Finally, the conclusion highlights the perspectives opened by these initiatives. (Contains 12 figures, 9 tables and 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France