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Title: Enhancing elementary programming courses using e-learning with a competitive attitude
Authors: Γεωργούλη, Κατερίνα
Guerreiro, Pedro
Item type: Journal article
Keywords: Computer Science;Education (Primary);E-Learning;Πληροφορική;Πρωτοβάθμια εκπαίδευση;Ηλεκτρονική μάθηση
Subjects: Science
Issue Date: 12-May-2015
Abstract: Teachers from various disciplines reach out for e-learning as a way to enhance their courses, making them more enticing, so that students may have a richer, more enjoyable and more effective learning experience. Students of informatics should, in principle, be even more receptive than their colleagues from other fields to the widespread availability of online learning resources, and more willing to take advantage of that. On the other hand, most exercises in programming courses involve writing programs and by placing them online we are inviting students to actually write and submit those programs and we are implicitly promising some kind of immediate feedback. Still, the capability for automatically evaluating programs is not present within common e-learning platforms. We overcome this drawback by putting together Moodle, a well-known learning management system, and Mooshak, an automatic programming judge. Mooshak induces a competitive approach to learning programming. With this mixed platform we were achieved a form of “competitive” blended learning which has increased the students’ productivity, measured by the number of programs they actually wrote and tested during the semester, and overall satisfaction.
Language: English
Citation: GUERREIRO, P. & GEORGOULI, K. (2008). Enhancing elementary programming courses using e-learning with a competitive attitude. International Journal of Internet Education. 10. p.38.
Journal: International Journal of Internet Education
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Embargo
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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