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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 26, 2018


Elizabeth Langran; Jered Borup

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Number of papers: 392

  1. Developing Third-Grade Students’ Computational Thinking Skills with Educational Robotics

    Charoula Angeli & Eria Makridou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

    The paper addresses the issue of how computational thinking can be taught to young children with the use of educational robotics using the kit LEGO WeDo Due to the young age of the students who... More

    pp. 1-8

  2. Eye Tracking in Assessing Computational Thinking

    Abdu Arslanyilmaz & Bonita Sharif, Youngstown State University, United States

    Multiple methodologies have been utilized to assess learning of computational thinking (CT) including student-created artifacts, interviews with students about their artifacts, tests consisting of ... More

    pp. 9-14

  3. The Enhancement of Computational Thinking and Computer Science in the Middle Grades: A Research to Practitioner Approach with a Focus on Professional Development for Teachers of Middle Grades

    Beverly Boals Gilbert, Arkansas State University, United States; Daniel Moix, Arkansas School for Mathematics Sciences & Arts, United States; Hung-Chi Su, Arkansas State University, United States; Edward Hammerand, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Arkansas State University, United States; Donghoon Kim, Arkansas State University, United States

    The purpose was to facilitate Computer Science (CS) and Computational Thinking (CT) instruction in grades 5 – 8. Partner members include Director of Coding for the Arkansas Mathematics, Science, & ... More

    pp. 15-20

  4. Commonsense and Artificial Intelligence Systems

    Kyle Boudreaux, McNeese State University, United States

    The pervasiveness of artificial intelligence (AI) in the consumer realm makes it a considerable topic of research for many scholars. While most modern AI systems are more robust and complex,... More

    pp. 21-24

  5. High-Challenge and Low-Stakes: On Improving Elementary Students’ Self-Efficacy in Computing

    Karen Jin, University of New Hampshire, United States; Diane Silva Pimentel, Brown University, United States

    Self-efficacy refers to the belief in one’s ability to perform a task and to attain a goal It is a strong predictor of the level of motivation and persistency for a task, and of ultimate task... More

    pp. 25-30

  6. A digital storytelling framework for the acquisition of basic pipelining thinking skills by K-12 students

    Maria Kordaki, University of the Aegean, Greece, Greece

    : This paper focus on the use of Digital Storytelling (DST) as a framework for the development of the concept of “pipelining” -that is a fundamental concept of Computational Thinking (CT) - by K-12... More

    pp. 31-37

  7. Exploring Computational Thinking in Preschool Math Learning Environments

    Heather Lavigne, Education Development Center, United States; Jillian Orr & Marisa Wolsky, WGBH Educational Foundation, United States

    Researchers and public media content developers are working in collaboration with teachers and children on the NSF-funded project Integrating Computational Thinking (CT) into Mathematics... More

    pp. 38-43

  8. Investigation into Parents’ Concerns about Programming Education in Japanese Primary School

    Yukiko Maruyama, Tokai University, Japan; Kinya Adachi, Sagami Primary school, Japan

    The introduction of computational thinking into primary/secondary or K-12 education has been widely attempted. In Japan, programming education will be introduced into primary school in 2020. The... More

    pp. 44-49

  9. On Engaging Undergraduate Business Students with Computational Thinking to Speed up Closing the Skils Gap

    Manying Qiu, Virginia State University, United States; Yaquan Xu, Georgia Gwinnett College, United States; Emmanuel Omojokun, Virginia State University, United States

    Abstract: Technology is changing the business landscape, but the skills gap remains. Computational thinking has gained more attention when “Accelerating technological advances and monumental... More

    pp. 50-56

  10. Learning and Teaching Computational Thinking – Challenges for Teacher Education

    Joke Voogt, University of Amsterdam/ Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; Birgit Eickelmann & Amelie Labusch, Paderborn University, Germany; Aman Yadav, Michigan State University, United States; Anne Leftwich, Indiana University, United States; Allard Strijker, Netherlands Institute for Curriculum Development, Netherlands; Kathryn Rich, Jon Good & Phil Sands, Michigan State University, United States

    Computational Thinking is increasingly considered a key competency in the 21st century. Many countries have initiatives that are aimed to give Computational Thinking skills a proper place in the... More

    pp. 57-60

  11. Problem Solving Course Development in Computer Science Curricula

    Ben Wright & Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University, United States

    In response to concerns raised by several corporations, noticing a trend among their recent hires, New Mexico State University launched, in collaboration with other institutions, a program to... More

    pp. 61-66

  12. A Closer Look at Promoting and Teaching Computational Thinking

    Li Xu, University of Arizona South, United States

    Since Jeannette Wing proposed a grand vision that “computational thinking will be a fundamental skill used by everyone in the world in the middle of the 21st century” (Wing, 2006), the vision has... More

    pp. 67-71

  13. Computational Thinking, Redefined

    Osman Yasar, State University of New York College at Brockport, United States

    The term computational thinking (CT) was popularized a decade ago as an “attitude and skillset” for everyone. However, since it is equated with thinking by experts in solving problems, more than a ... More

    pp. 72-80

  14. A comparison of different teaching models in a blended graduate teacher preparation program

    Jason Abbitt, Miami University, United States

    The goal of this on-going program evaluation is to provide a framework for continuous improvement of student experience throughout the blended program leading to licensure and a Master of Education... More

    pp. 81-86

  15. Best Practices to Secure User Privacy from Internet Attacks on E-Learning

    Ali Alkazimi, Florida Atlantic University, United States

    This paper describes the common security flows and their countermeasures found in the literature to avoid the most common Internet attacks and to protect user’s privacy for the E-learning providers... More

    pp. 87-93

  16. Promoting Student Engagement and Flexible Learning at a Low-Cost: A Collaborative Project Exploring Open Educational Resources and Virtual Reality

    Terrie Bethea-Hampton, Campbell University, United States; Ashley Johnson-Holder, Fayetteville State University, United States

    In today’s modern learning environment, lecture-style teaching can sometimes be a barrier for the digital learner. To combat this problem, professors from two North Carolina universities have... More

    pp. 94-97

  17. Re-engaging the Youth in Civic Education: The Role of Virtual Reality

    Newton Buliva, University of North Texas, United States

    This paper explores the role that virtual reality could play in re-engaging young people in civic education. To reach young people and to encourage them to participate in political discourse, it is... More

    pp. 98-103

  18. Promoting Scholarly Conversations among in-Service Teachers in an Online Graduate Program

    Qijie Cai, Minnesota State University, Mankato, United States

    To enhance the rigor of collaborative learning, we have designed Scholarly Conversations based on the knowledge building principles (Scardamalia & Bereiter, 2006) and implemented them in a graduate... More

    pp. 104-109

  19. Designing and Delivering MOOCs that Fit all Sizes

    Stella Casola, Nicoletta Di Blas, Paolo Paolini & Giuseppe Pelagatti, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering (DEIB), Italy

    This papers describes an innovative methodology, iMOOC, for designing and delivering online courses that can be highly customized. The goal is to make the learning experience corresponding, as... More

    pp. 110-117

  20. Assessing Student Perception of Online Discussion Forums

    Paula Christensen, Terrie Poehl & Karen McFerrin, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, United States

    Student perceptions of the online discussion forum can provide valuable information that can be helpful in fostering exceptional discussion forums Students should be encouraged to contribute... More

    pp. 118-122