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Ferreira, Deller James; Ambrósio, Ana Paula Laboissière; Melo, Tatiane F. N. – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2018
This article describes how it is due to the fact that computer science is present in many activities of daily life, students need to develop skills to solve problems to improve the lives of people in general. This article investigates correlations between teachers' motivational orientations, beliefs and practices with respect to the application of…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Relevance (Education), College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Ferreira, Deller James; da Silva, Hebert Coelho; Melo, Tatiane F. N.; Ambrósio, Ana Paula – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Teachers usually expect that any form of a continuous assessment (CA) should contribute significantly to the student learning process in introductory programming courses. To foster teachers to go beyond the current practices of a CA applied when to programming, from 2011 to 2014, we investigated the use of the Boca Online Contest Administrator…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Programming, Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship
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Olarte, Juan José; Dominguez, César; Jaime, Arturo; Garcia-Izquierdo, Francisco José – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2016
In carrying out their capstone projects, students use knowledge and skills acquired throughout their degree program to create a product or provide a technical service. An assigned advisor guides the students and supervises the work, and a committee assesses the projects. This study compares student and staff perceptions of key aspects of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Curriculum
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Fard-Kashani, Alireza; Jahromi, Abdol Hossein Zahedi; Javadi, Ali; Fallahi, Ali Mohammad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
The current study aimed at diagnosing the language needs of Iranian undergraduate students of computer engineering in order to find out whether there is any significant difference in perceptions between the students and their ESAP (English for Specific Academic Purpose) teachers, concerning their Reading skill needs. To conduct the intended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Computer Science Education, Engineering
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Zendler, Andreas; Klaudt, Dieter – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
The significance of computer science for economics and society is undisputed. In particular, computer science is acknowledged to play a key role in schools (e.g., by opening multiple career paths). The provision of effective computer science education in schools is dependent on teachers who are able to properly represent the discipline and whose…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Computer Science, Pedagogical Content Knowledge