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Increasing adoption of smart learning content for computer science education

Increasing adoption of smart learning content for computer science education
Increasing adoption of smart learning content for computer science education
Computer science educators are increasingly using interactive learning content to enrich and enhance the pedagogy of their courses. A plethora of such learning content, specifically designed for computer science education, such as visualization, simulation, and web-based environments for learning programming, are now available for various courses. We call such content smart learning content. However, such learning content is seldom used outside its host site despite the benefits it could offer to learners everywhere. In this paper, we investigate the factors that impede dissemination of such content among the wider computer science education community. To accomplish this we surveyed educators, existing tools and recent research literature to identify the current state of the art and analyzed the characteristics of a large number of smart learning content examples along canonical dimensions. In our analysis we focused on examining the technical issues that must be resolved to support finding, integrating and customizing smart learning content in computer science courses. Finally, we propose a new architecture for hosting, integrating and disseminating smart learning content and discuss how it could be implemented based on existing protocols and standards.
classroom management, computer science education, dissemination, educational research, educational tools, intelligent tutoring systems, smart learning content, teaching with technology, technology adoption, technology integration
978-1-4503-3406-8
31-57
Brusilovsky, Peter
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Edwards, Stephen
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Kumar, Amruth
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Edwards, Stephen
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Kumar, Amruth
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Malmi, Lauri
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Brusilovsky, Peter, Edwards, Stephen, Kumar, Amruth, Malmi, Lauri, Benotti, Luciana, Buck, Duane, Ihantola, Petri, Prince, Rikki, Sirkia, Teemu, Sosnovsky, Sergey, Urquiza, Jaime, Vihavainen, Arto and Wollowski, Michael (2014) Increasing adoption of smart learning content for computer science education. Proceedings of the Working Group Reports of the 2014 on Innovation \&\#38; Technology in Computer Science Education Conference, Sweden. 23 - 25 Jun 2014. pp. 31-57 . (doi:10.1145/2713609.2713611).

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Abstract

Computer science educators are increasingly using interactive learning content to enrich and enhance the pedagogy of their courses. A plethora of such learning content, specifically designed for computer science education, such as visualization, simulation, and web-based environments for learning programming, are now available for various courses. We call such content smart learning content. However, such learning content is seldom used outside its host site despite the benefits it could offer to learners everywhere. In this paper, we investigate the factors that impede dissemination of such content among the wider computer science education community. To accomplish this we surveyed educators, existing tools and recent research literature to identify the current state of the art and analyzed the characteristics of a large number of smart learning content examples along canonical dimensions. In our analysis we focused on examining the technical issues that must be resolved to support finding, integrating and customizing smart learning content in computer science courses. Finally, we propose a new architecture for hosting, integrating and disseminating smart learning content and discuss how it could be implemented based on existing protocols and standards.

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Accepted/In Press date: February 2014
Published date: June 2014
Venue - Dates: Proceedings of the Working Group Reports of the 2014 on Innovation \&\#38; Technology in Computer Science Education Conference, Sweden, 2014-06-23 - 2014-06-25
Keywords: classroom management, computer science education, dissemination, educational research, educational tools, intelligent tutoring systems, smart learning content, teaching with technology, technology adoption, technology integration
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 375006
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/375006
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3406-8
PURE UUID: a5a49180-b9c5-4a66-8592-7d0066406006

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Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 21:21

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