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Author Ivanović, Mirjana ♦ PitnerI, Tomáš
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Java programming course ♦ Assessment ♦ Curriculum ♦ Person-centered approach ♦ Technology-enhanced learning
Abstract Background pedagogical theories and methods underpinning technology-enhanced learning in introductory programming courses at a university level attract teachers' community and foster continuous research at least since the end of the nineties. However, it still has not led to a generally applicable way of teaching and learning that would guarantee the best possible success under the given circumstances. This rather pessimistic fi nding intrigued and inspired authors of this paper to analyze, present, and compare selected experiences gathered during nearly a decade of technology-enhanced approach in teaching an object-oriented programming languages with specifi c focus on Java at two large universities in two countries. In this paper we have examined a number of issues affecting its positioning in the curriculum, learning design, and quality at both institutions. Based on quantitative and qualitative analysis, the history and current state is evaluated and key recommendations for planning, designing, deployment, and evaluation of similar courses are provided. Different traditions and independent development at both institutions allow us to draw generally applicable conclusions not infl uenced by specifi c properties of one particular educational system.
Description Affiliation: University of Novi Sad Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Novi Sad, Serbia (Ivanović, Mirjana) || Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (PitnerI, Tomáš)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-12-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Inroads
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 1
Page Count 9
Starting Page 55
Ending Page 63

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Source: ACM Digital Library