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Kynigos, Chronis; Grizioti, Marianthi – Informatics in Education, 2018
During the last decade, coding has come to the foreground of educational trends as a strong mean for developing students' Computational Thinking (or CT). However, there is still limited research that looks at coding and Computational Thinking activities through the lens of constructionism. In this paper, we discuss how the knowledge we already…
Descriptors: Coding, Computation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kucuk, Sevda; Sisman, Burak – Informatics in Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to reveal pre-service teachers' experiences in learning robotics design and programming. Data were collected from 15 pre-service teachers through semi-structured interviews and analyzed using the content analysis method. Three themes were identified in this study: Course process, professional development and teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Robotics
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Yoshioka, Sérgio R. I.; Ishitani, Lucila – Informatics in Education, 2018
Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) is now widely used. However, inserting new items into the question bank of a CAT requires a great effort that makes impractical the wide application of CAT in classroom teaching. One solution would be to use the tacit knowledge of the teachers or experts for a pre-classification and calibrate during the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Item Response Theory
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Jakaitiene, Audrone; Zilinskas, Antanas; Stumbriene, Dovile – Informatics in Education, 2018
Many countries have focused on the improvement of education system performance. Small number of studies consider system of a country as unit of assessment where indicators represent all levels of education system. In the paper, we propose the methodology for the performance analysis of education systems as a whole hybridizing Data Envelopment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Factor Analysis, Data Analysis
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Juškeviciene, Anita; Dagiene, Valentina – Informatics in Education, 2018
The European Commission Science Hub has been promoting Computational Thinking (CT) as an important 21st century skill or competence. However, „despite the high interest in developing computational thinking among schoolchildren and the large public and private investment in CT initiatives, there are a number of issues and challenges for the…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Computer Literacy, Skill Development
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Klašnja-Milicevic, Aleksandra; Ivanovic, Mirjana – Informatics in Education, 2018
Amount of educational data has been constantly increasing for years in all domains and kinds of education (formal or informal) and educational activities (teaching, learning, assessment, use of social media and collaboration and so on). Accordingly, Learning Analytics (LA) become a powerful mechanism for supporting learners, instructors, teachers,…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Pelkola, Timo; Rasila, Antti; Sangwin, Christopher – Informatics in Education, 2018
In this paper we report a study in which we have developed a teaching cycle based closely on Bloom's Learning for Mastery (LFM). The teaching cycle ameliorates some of the practical problems with LFM by making use of the STACK online assessment system to provide automated assessment and feedback to students. We report a clinical trial of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Mastery Learning, Calculus
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Lakanen, Antti Jussi; Isomöttönen, Ville – Informatics in Education, 2018
This longitudinal study investigates the impact of an extra-curricular programming workshop in student interest development in computer science. The workshop was targeted at 12-18-year old youngsters. A survey was sent to all previous participants with a known home address; 31.5% responded the survey (n = 197). This data was then combined with…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Extracurricular Activities, Programming, Workshops
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Bell, Judith; Bell, Tim – Informatics in Education, 2018
Computational thinking is becoming common in K-12 curricula, and at the same time there is interest in how STEM subjects can be integrated with the Arts (referred to as STEAM). There are some obvious connections between music and computation, but the idea of engaging with genuine computational thinking while also having authentic music learning…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Musical Composition
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Végh, Ladislav; Stoffová, Veronika – Informatics in Education, 2017
Algorithms are hard to understand for novice computer science students because they dynamically modify values of elements of abstract data structures. Animations can help to understand algorithms, since they connect abstract concepts to real life objects and situations. In the past 30-35 years, there have been conducted many experiments in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Animation, College Freshmen, Pretests Posttests
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Kalelioglu, Filiz – Informatics in Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine students' experiences using Facebook as a learning management system during a course. The study participants were 18 junior education faculty students attending a compulsory distance education undergraduate course delivered by the Computer Education and Instructional Technology Department at a university in…
Descriptors: Social Media, Integrated Learning Systems, Preservice Teachers, Distance Education
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Baturay, Meltem Huri; Gökçearslan, Sahin; Sahin, Semsettin – Informatics in Education, 2017
The current study investigates the attitudes of teachers towards Computer-Assisted Education (CAE) and their knowledge of technology, pedagogy and content via TPACK model that assesses the competencies for developing and implementing successful teaching. There were 280 participants in the study. The results of the study indicate that teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Technological Literacy
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Kopecký, Kamil; Szotkowski, René – Informatics in Education, 2017
This paper focuses on the results of the national research of cyberbullying of Czech teachers, which was realized in year 2016 in the entire Czech Republic. The research focused on the prevalence of cyberbullying of teachers, the impact of cyberbullying on teachers, strategies of coping with cyberbullying and methods of solving the incidents. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Elementary School Teachers
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Brecka, Peter; Valentová, Monika – Informatics in Education, 2017
The basis of the submitted study are the continuously rising demands to alter the curricula with the aim to develop students' key competences in order to increase their professional versatility. The lack of scientific research and discussions show that little investigation has been done on the issue of development of key competences. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Izu, Cruz; Mirolo, Claudio; Settle, Amber; Mannila, Linda; Stupuriene, Gabriele – Informatics in Education, 2017
Although there is no universal agreement that students should learn programming, many countries have reached a consensus on the need to expose K-12 students to Computational Thinking (CT). When, what and how to teach CT in schools are open questions and we attempt to address them by examining how well students around the world solved problems in…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance
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