Refereed journal article or data article (A1)

Refactoring a CS0 course for engineering students to use active learning




List of Authors: Lokkila E, Kaila E, Linden R, Laakso MJ, Sutinen E

Publisher: EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD

Publication year: 2017

Journal: Interactive Technology and Smart Education

Journal name in source: INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SMART EDUCATION

Journal acronym: INTERACT TECHNOL SMA

Volume number: 14

Issue number: 3

Number of pages: 14

ISSN: 1741-5659

eISSN: 1758-8510

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ITSE-01-2017-0010


Abstract
Purpose - The purpose of this paper was to determine whether applying e-learning material to a course leads to consistently improved student performance.Design/methodology/approach - This paper analyzes grade data from seven instances of the course. The first three instances were performed traditionally. After an intervention, in the form of applying e-learning methodologies, more data were collected from four course instances. These data are then analyzed and compared.Findings - The main finding of this paper is that the application of e-learning improved the overall grades and decreased the fail rates of students who took this course.Originality/value - This paper demonstrates the efficacy of applying e-learning methods to an undergraduate course. This paper is of special interest to educators, who wish to improve and enhance their teaching.


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