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'Learning activity' as the basic structural element for the design of web-based content: A case study PROCEEDINGS

, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, Patras University, Greece, Greece

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

Abstract

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.

Citation

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 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (pp. 88-96). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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