Αξιολόγηση της υποστήριξης μαθήματων προγραμματισμού Scratch για μαθητές μικρής ηλικίας, με μια πλατφόρμα τηλε-εκπαίδευσης και μοντελοποίησης χρηστών μέσω Moodle
Evaluating the support of computer programming Scratch lessons for youth students, via an e-learning user modelling platform using Moodle
SubjectΕξ αποστάσεως εκπαίδευση ; Εκπαίδευση -- Ηλεκτρονικοί υπολογιστές -- Προγράμματα ; Εκπαίδευση, Πρωτοβάθμια -- Διδασκαλία με τη βοήθεια ηλεκτρονικού υπολογιστή ; Προγραμματισμός ηλεκτρονικών υπολογιστών ; Τηλεκπαίδευση
The present msc thesis discusses the study and evaluation of an e-learning user modeling platform for students, concerning the support of computer programming lessons for young students of ages 10 to 11 years old. Computer programming lessons for students of the fifth grade of primary schools in Greece that comply with the United Reformed Educational Program (U.R.E.P), usually include the gradual and slow-paced contact of the students with the initial and basic concerns of programming and programming languages. This is achieved with the occupation of the students with special programming environments created for young students (8-16) like the application Scratch which has been created by the famous MIT University of the USA. This environment is one of the most popular environments in use by computer science teachers for such activities in primary schools and for students of the appropriate age. The study of this msc thesis includes a web based e-learning system created with Moodle platform, the creation of individual student-users that use the system, and the presentation-executionreport of three courses created in special SCORM packages form (theory-examples-test), able to work through the Moodle site-platform. During the presentation-execution of the courses by the student-users of the system, the results of the student’s answers are being reported in his account-user model, for further consideration and evaluation by his teacher. Finally there exists a comparison and evaluation of the reports of the lessons which took place thoroughly in the classroom, with the lessons that took place combining classroom lessons and e-learning lessons. The conclusions of the study are of high interest and compose basis for future continuation of this study.