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Wang, Chunyan
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Färnqvist, T., Heintz, F., Lambrix, P., Mannila, L. & Wang, C. (2016). Supporting Active Learning by Introducing an Interactive Teaching Tool in a Data Structures and Algorithms Course. In: Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2016): . Paper presented at 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2016), Memphis, Tennessee, USA, March 2-5, 2016 (pp. 663-668). ACM Publications
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2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2016), ACM Publications, 2016, p. 663-668Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Traditionally, theoretical foundations in data structures and algorithms (DSA) courses have been covered through lectures followed by tutorials, where students practise their understanding on pen-and-paper tasks. In this paper, we present findings from a pilot study on using the interactive e-book OpenDSA as the main material in a DSA course. The goal was to redesign an already existing course by building on active learning and continuous examination through the use of OpenDSA. In addition to presenting the study setting, we describe findings from four data sources: final exam, OpenDSA log data, pre and post questionnaires as well as an observation study. The results indicate that students performed better on the exam than during previous years. Students preferred OpenDSA over traditional textbooks and worked actively with the material, although a large proportion of them put off the work until the due date approaches.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Publications, 2016
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122401 (URN)10.1145/2839509.2844653 (DOI)978-1-4503-3685-7 (ISBN)
Conference
47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2016), Memphis, Tennessee, USA, March 2-5, 2016
Available from: 2015-11-01 Created: 2015-11-01 Last updated: 2018-12-06Bibliographically approved
Färnqvist, T., Heintz, F., Lambrix, P., Mannila, L. & Wang, C. (2015). Supporting Active Learning Using an Interactive Teaching Tool in a Data Structures and Algorithms Course. In: Proceedings of 5:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar (UtvSvIng): . Paper presented at 5:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar (UtvSvIng), Uppsala, Sverige, 18-19 november 2015 (pp. 76-79).
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2015 (English)In: Proceedings of 5:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar (UtvSvIng), 2015, p. 76-79Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Traditionally, theoretical foundations in data structuresand algorithms (DSA) courses have been covered throughlectures followed by tutorials, where students practise theirunderstanding on pen-and-paper tasks. In this paper, we presentfindings from a pilot study on using the interactive e-bookOpenDSA as the main material in a DSA course. The goal was toredesign an already existing course by building on active learningand continuous examination through the use of OpenDSA. Inaddition to presenting the study setting, we describe findings fromfour data sources: final exam, OpenDSA log data, pre- and postcourse questionnaires as well as an observation study. The resultsindicate that students performed better on the exam than duringprevious years. Students preferred OpenDSA over traditionaltextbooks and worked actively with the material, although alarge proportion of them put off the work until the due dateapproaches.

Series
Technical report / Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, ISSN 1404-3203 ; 2016-002
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122400 (URN)
Conference
5:e Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar (UtvSvIng), Uppsala, Sverige, 18-19 november 2015
Available from: 2015-11-01 Created: 2015-11-01 Last updated: 2018-01-10
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