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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 1254–1258
Information Technology (IT) is a major that teaches students how to work with complex technologies and tackle challenging problems. Many of the industry jobs are best suited for IT graduates though they end up being filled by Computer Scientists (CS)...
Topics: Workforce Education
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2020 (Apr 07, 2020) pp. 56–62
Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) has been used in classrooms for over twenty-five years. It was initially created to teach introductory chemistry but in the last few years has proliferated into the computing discipline. This paper...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 1267–1272
We present an experience paper on a student guided class project to create an online textbook; a flipped approach from the conventional norm of aligning a textbook with a course and conforming to its structure. We developed a semester plan and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 49–54
Developing good problem solving skills is an important element of an Information Technology (IT) education. A challenge is how to expose students to such skill sets practically and efficiently, and one means is to use programming. Teaching...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2286–2290
Technical approaches to cybersecurity are well-established in higher education with the need for computing professionals to better understand security threats being an important element in the modern computing discipline. The complexities of systems ...
Topics: Science Education
Methods of Applying POGIL Principles To Upper-Level Courses: a Case Study on a Senior Capstone Course
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2022 (Apr 11, 2022) pp. 605–610
Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a model that changes the approach in the classroom from that of a traditional lecture-based curriculum to one of collaborative student learning guided by process and focused on inquiry. Over the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 60–67
We describe a novel approach in running a distributed high school programming contest in our state. Although initially the contest took place at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, in our nine year experience, as more schools asked to join, we...
Topics: Computational Thinking
Affordances and Limitations of Learning Analytics for Computer-Assisted Language Learning: A Case Study of the VITAL Project
Anouk Gelan; Greet Fastré; Martine Verjans; Niels Martin; Gert Janssenswillen; Mathijs Creemers; Jonas Lieben; Benoît Depaire; Michael Thomas
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 31, No. 3 (2018) pp. 294–319
Learning analytics (LA) has emerged as a field that offers promising new ways to prevent drop-out and aid retention. However, other research suggests that large datasets of learner activity can be used to understand online learning behaviour and...