Integrating interactive historical vignettes into learning of computer science concepts

Yu Hsuan Ho, Chiu Fan Hu, Cheng Chih Wu

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Abstract

This study developed three interactive historical vignettes (IHVs) to teach high school students computer science concepts. The three developed IHVs address the concepts of a compiler, high-level languages, and artificial intelligence respectively. The developed IHVs materials were delivered in a high school computer science course to evaluate its impact on students' learning, in terms of assessment, interest, as well as the nature of science. The study reveals that by applying the IHVs approach, students learned the computer science concepts better than students who used the traditional approach. Students showed positive attitudes toward IHVs activities and understood more about the nature of science.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages425-429
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509055982
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 10
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2016 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2016 Dec 72016 Dec 9

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2016
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period16/12/716/12/9

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Keywords

  • computer science history
  • interactive historical vignettes
  • nature of science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Communication
  • Education

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Ho, Y. H., Hu, C. F., & Wu, C. C. (2017). Integrating interactive historical vignettes into learning of computer science concepts. In Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2016 (pp. 425-429). [7851834] (Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2016.7851834