Enhancing learning management systems to better support computer science education
Rößling, Guido, Korhonen, Ari, Oechsle, Rainer, Iturbide, J. Ángel Velázquez, Joy, Mike, Moreno, A., Radenski, Atanas, Malmi, Lauri, Kerren, Andreas, Naps, Thomas L., Ross, Rockford and Clancy, Michael, 1950-. (2008) Enhancing learning management systems to better support computer science education. ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, Vol.40 (No.4). p. 142. ISSN 00978418Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1473195.1473239
Many individual instructors -- and, in some cases, entire universities -- are gravitating towards the use of comprehensive learning management systems (LMSs), such as Blackboard and Moodle, for managing courses and enhancing student learning. As useful as LMSs are, they are short on features that meet certain needs specific to computer science education. On the other hand, computer science educators have developed--and continue to develop-computer-based software tools that aid in management, teaching, and/or learning in computer science courses. In this report we provide an overview of current CS specific on-line learning resources and guidance on how one might best go about extending an LMS to include such tools and resources. We refer to an LMS that is extended specifically for computer science education as a Computing Augmented Learning Management System, or CALMS. We also discuss sound pedagogical practices and some practical and technical principles for building a CALMS. However, we do not go into details of creating a plug-in for some specific LMS. Further, the report does not favor one LMS over another as the foundation for a CALMS.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Computer science -- Study and teaching, Computer-assisted instruction, Human-computer interaction, Educational technology, Educational innovations|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ACM SIGCSE Bulletin|
|Page Range:||p. 142|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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