'Learning activity' as the basic structural element for the design of web-based content: A case study PROCEEDINGS
Maria Kordaki, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, Patras University, Greece, Greece
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper presents the design and the pilot evaluation study of learning activity-based, multi-media, multi-representational and multi-layered content for the learning of basic concepts of programming and C. This content is integrated into a web-based learning environment named L.E.C.G.O. (Zikouli, Kordaki and Houstis, 2003). This design was based on modern social and constructivist theories of knowledge construction. Thus, the content was organized in a holistic way, using the learning activity as its basic structural element. In particular, the whole information was organized in five layers, presenting: a) complex programming examples (1st layer), b) simple programming examples (2nd layer), c) broad information about programming in C (3rd layer), d) fundamentals in programming (4th layer) and e) broad information at various locations on the WWW (5th layer). The data emerging from a field pilot evaluation study indicated better results in comparison to book-like content used in other learning settings such as paper and pencil and Turbo C.
Kordaki, M. (2006). 'Learning activity' as the basic structural element for the design of web-based content: A case study. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (pp. 88-96). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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