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Increasing adoption of smart learning content for computer science education

Brusilovsky, P and Edwards, S and Kumar, A and Malmi, L and Benotti, L and Buck, D and Ihantola, P and Prince, R and Sirkiä, T and Sosnovsky, S and Urquiza, J and Vihavainen, A and Wollowski, M (2014) Increasing adoption of smart learning content for computer science education. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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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 ar- chitecture 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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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Brusilovsky, Ppeterb@pitt.eduPETERB0000-0002-1902-1464
Edwards, S
Kumar, A
Malmi, L
Benotti, L
Buck, D
Ihantola, P
Prince, R
Sirkiä, T
Sosnovsky, S
Urquiza, J
Vihavainen, A
Wollowski, M
Date: 23 June 2014
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: ITiCSE-WGR 2014 - Working Group Reports of the 2014 Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education Conference
Page Range: 31 - 57
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1145/2713609.2713611
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781450334068
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 14:39
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2021 14:55


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