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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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Gonçalves, Rafael Queiroz; von Wangenheim, Christiane Gresse; Hauck, Jean Carlo Rossa; Petri, Giani – Informatics in Education, 2017
The management of contemporary software projects is unfeasible without the support of a Project Management (PM) tool. In order to enable the adoption of PM tools in practice, teaching its usage is important as part of computer education. Aiming at teaching PM tools, several approaches have been proposed, such as the development of educational PM…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Program Administration, Instructional Innovation
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von Wangenheim, Christiane G.; Petri, Giani; Zibertti, André W.; Borgatto, Adriano F.; Hauck, Jean C. R.; Pacheco, Fernando S.; Filho, Raul Missfeldt – Informatics in Education, 2017
The objective of this article is to present the development and evaluation of dETECT (Evaluating TEaching CompuTing), a model for the evaluation of the quality of instructional units for teaching computing in middle school based on the students' perception collected through a measurement instrument. The dETECT model was systematically developed…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Course Evaluation, Case Studies, Evaluation Methods
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Battistella, Paulo Eduardo; von Wangenheim, Christiane Gresse; von Wangenheim, Aldo; Martina, Jean Everson – Informatics in Education, 2017
The teaching of sorting algorithms is an essential topic in undergraduate computing courses. Typically the courses are taught through traditional lectures and exercises involving the implementation of the algorithms. As an alternative, this article presents the design and evaluation of three educational games for teaching Quicksort and Heapsort.…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Undergraduate Study
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Neves, Daniel Eugênio; Brandão, Wladmir Cardoso; Ishitani, Lucila – Informatics in Education, 2017
Although widely used, the SCORM metadata model for content aggregation is difficult to be used by educators, content developers and instructional designers. Particularly, the identification of contents related with each other, in large repositories, and their aggregation using metadata as defined in SCORM, has been demanding efforts of computer…
Descriptors: Metadata, Information Storage, Information Management, Information Retrieval
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Dudaite, Jolita; Prakapas, Romas – Informatics in Education, 2017
New technologies are evidently gaining access to daily school life. Considering new challenges, the educators search for new ways to update educational content in the 21st Century when learning paradigms are changing. Soon, the new technological tools and solutions become predominant and change the traditional approach to teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Camilleri, Patrick – Informatics in Education, 2017
Notwithstanding the hype surrounding the enthusiasm and rush that characterises the employment of robotics in formal educational contexts, their use is described as nothing less than fragmented. In the circumstances that processes of adoption and application of digital tools are clearly outpacing their accommodation and enactment in formal…
Descriptors: Robotics, Elementary School Curriculum, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Ušpuriene, Ana; Sakalauskas, Leonidas; Dumskis, Valerijonas – Informatics in Education, 2017
The paper considers a problem of financial resource allocation in a higher education institution. The basic financial management instruments and the multi-stage cost minimization model created are described involving financial instruments to constraints. Both societal and institutional factors that determine the costs of educating students are…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Higher Education, Planning, Paying for College
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