Teaching a Computer Science Course using Adaptable Instructional Images
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.
- 13.Cristea, A. I.: What can the Semantic Web do for Adaptive Educational Hypermedia? Educational Technology & Society, 7(4) (2004) 40–58.Google Scholar
- 14.Filippidis, S. K., Tsoukalas, I. A.: Adaptable Instructional Video: Using Instructional Video with Adaptable Content to Teach a Computer Science Course. In Proceedings of IADIS International Conference “Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age” (CELDA2005), (2005) accepted for publication.Google Scholar
- 17.Papasalouros, A., Retalis, S., Papaspyrou, N.: Semantic Description of Educational Adaptive Hypermedia based on a Conceptual Model, Educational Technology & Society, 7(4) (2004) 129–142.Google Scholar
- 19.Filippidis, S., Tsoukalas, I.: Using Digital Video as an Asynchronous Method of Instruction. In Proceedings of The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT’03) (Athens, Greece, July 09–11, 2003) 130–134.Google Scholar
- 20.Lund, A. M.: Measuring Usability with the USE Questionnaire. Usability Interface, STC Usability and User Experience Community, Vol.8, No. 2 — Success Stories (October 2001), http://www.stcsig.Org/usability/newsletter/0110_measuring_with_use.htmlGoogle Scholar