Teaching a Computer Science Course using Adaptable Instructional Images

  • Stavros K. Filippidis
  • Ioannis A. Tsoukalas
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 204)

Abstract

In this paper, we use adaptable instructional digital images. The images used are the result of screen capture. These images illustrate the specific use of a spreadsheet software package in order to complete a given task. This task consists from several parts, and for these parts the corresponding images are given in different versions. Each version is using a different amount of details for the same part of the task. The task is accessible to the students through a single html file hosted on a web site, available through an Intranet. Via this web site students choose their preferable “knowledge path” (that is: the choice of image files they make in order to view the whole task). In the experimental course set, there are 3 steps where students choose between 2 versions for each, giving altogether 8 different choices (knowledge paths) that a student can choose from.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stavros K. Filippidis
    • 1
  • Ioannis A. Tsoukalas
    • 2
  1. 1.Multimedia Lab, Department of InformaticsAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessaionikiGreece
  2. 2.Multimedia Lab, Department of InformaticsAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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