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von Wangenheim, Christiane Gresse; Hauck, Jean C. R.; Demetrio, Matheus Faustino; Pelle, Rafael; da Cruz Alves, Nathalia; Barbosa, Heliziane; Azevedo, Luiz Felipe – Informatics in Education, 2018
The development of computational thinking is a major topic in K-12 education. Many of these experiences focus on teaching programming using block-based languages. As part of these activities, it is important for students to receive feedback on their assignments. Yet, in practice it may be difficult to provide personalized, objective and consistent…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Programming, Grading, Outcome Measures
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Benitti, Fabiane Barreto Vavassori – Informatics in Education, 2018
Learning Object (LO) is one of the main research topics in the e-learning community in the recent years. In this context, granularity is a key factor for LO reuse. This paper presents a methodology to define the learning objects granularity in the computing area as well as a case study in software testing. We carried out five experiments to…
Descriptors: Methods, Case Studies, Computer Software Evaluation, Resource Units
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Brilingaite, Agne; Bukauskas, Linas; Juškeviciene, Anita – Informatics in Education, 2018
The rapid development of new technologies requires a new set of skills from all users in operating, using, and maintaining digitised environments. Curriculum design in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) undergoes a rapid change as technological achievements do influence education. The aim of the article was to present…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Information Technology, Computer Science Education, Taxonomy
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Rosamond, Frances – Informatics in Education, 2018
The Computer Science Unplugged activities and project has been an influential STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) initiative, providing enrichment and teaching activities supporting computational thinking. Many of its activities are suitable for children. One of the most popular Unplugged activities is "Kid Krypto",…
Descriptors: Technology, Computation, Thinking Skills, Enrichment Activities
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Canedo, Edna Dias; Santos, Giovanni Almeida; Leite, Leticia Lopes – Informatics in Education, 2018
The teaching-learning methodology adopted in the Introduction to Computer Science classes may be a process that makes it difficult to understand the principles of programming language for undergraduate students in Computer Science and related areas, generating high failure and course drop out rates. This paper presents an analysis of the results…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses, Programming, Programming Languages
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Nagyová, Ingrid – Informatics in Education, 2018
The paper focuses on the parallels, which are rooted in the simultaneous development of mathematics and informatics. Both mathematics and informatics are based on problem-solving. However, the approaches to determining problems, solution techniques and interpretation of results are different. The paper shows different approaches of mathematics and…
Descriptors: Information Science, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Constructivism (Learning)
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Turan, Zeynep; Meral, Elif – Informatics in Education, 2018
The use of different tools in the field of education has become widespread with the developments in technology. Online student response systems are one of these tools. Online student response systems have been used for many years. In the last couple of years, game items have been added, and game-based online student response systems have started…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Test Anxiety
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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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Jevsikova, Tatjana; Berniukevicius, Andrius; Kurilovas, Eugenijus – Informatics in Education, 2017
The paper is aimed to present a methodology of learning personalisation based on applying Resource Description Framework (RDF) standard model. Research results are two-fold: first, the results of systematic literature review on Linked Data, RDF "subject-predicate-object" triples, and Web Ontology Language (OWL) application in education…
Descriptors: Metadata, Individualized Instruction, Models, Cognitive Style
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dos Santos, Vinicius; de Souza, Érica F.; Felizardo, Katia R; Vijaykumar, Nandamudi L. – Informatics in Education, 2017
Context: concept Maps (CMs) enable the creation of a schematic representation of a domain knowledge. For this reason, CMs have been applied in different research areas, including Computer Science. Objective: the objective of this paper is to present the results of a systematic mapping study conducted to collect and evaluate existing research on…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Computer Science Education, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
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