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Smalltalk in Moodle by Jan Bartelsen, ESUG 09, Brest, France.

Smalltalk in Moodle by Jan Bartelsen, ESUG 09, Brest, France.

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  • 1. Smalltalk in moodle by Jan Bartelsen, Elmshorn, Germany ESUG-Conference 2009 Brest, France, August, 31st 2009
  • 2. Agenda • Introduction – NORDAKADEMIE university • What is moodle? • cooperative learning: CSCL • five elementary learning activities • student-feedback • your questions and discussion Jan Bartelsen ESUG-Conference, August, 31st 2009 2
  • 3. About me Jan Bartelsen, born 1979 • research assistant at NORDAKADMIE • working with Prof. Johannes Brauer NORDAKADEMIE, founded 1992 • private University of Applied Science • located in Elmshorn, Germany • dual-mode Bachelor’s courses Study course "Computer Science & Business Management" • lecture series "Programming 1" – Smalltalk – using VisualWorks 7.6 • Project "NORDPOL" as blended-learning-solution Jan Bartelsen ESUG-Conference, August, 31st 2009 3
  • 4. moodle • Open Source Learning-Management-System • written in PHP Jan Bartelsen ESUG-Conference, August, 31st 2009 4
  • 5. cooperative learning: CSCL • CSCL: computer supported cooperative learning • various research studies (e.g. Slavin) underlined the positive effects of cooperative learning. • We added several cooperative elements to the course like explaining technical terms to others Jan Bartelsen ESUG-Conference, August, 31st 2009 5
  • 6. elementary learning activities • explaining technical terms • writing reports • receiving knowledge through screencasts • checking one's own learning success • group programming Jan Bartelsen ESUG-Conference, August, 31st 2009 6
  • 7. explaining technical terms • students explain technical terms in pairs • use of moodle-wiki • learning objective – know new OOP-terms – use of media – teamwork via the internet – First use of academic (research and) writing Jan Bartelsen ESUG-Conference, August, 31st 2009 7
  • 8. writing reports • A student writes a report while programming a bigger homework task. • He should describe briefly how he solved the problem, – deviations and challenges – which means of assistance he used (other students, book, etc.) • publishes the report, for example, in a wiki • Other students with the same problem can use it. Jan Bartelsen ESUG-Conference, August, 31st 2009 8
  • 9. receiving knowledge through screencasts Jan Bartelsen ESUG-Conference, August, 31st 2009 9
  • 10. checking one's own learning success • Quiz in moodle • important: anticipate possible wrong answers Jan Bartelsen ESUG-Conference, August, 31st 2009 10
  • 11. group programming • "pair programming" as software-engineering-method – see Beck and Mellis Jan Bartelsen ESUG-Conference, August, 31st 2009 11
  • 12. student-feedback • students rated the moodle course very positively. • 70% say, that the moodle-course is a good opportunity to catch up the learning content during the 4-month- summer-break Jan Bartelsen ESUG-Conference, August, 31st 2009 12
  • 13. ? Your questions? Further information in our working paper (German only) "Kooperatives Lernen mit moodle in der Programmierausbildung" ISSN 1860-0360, Nr. 2008-06, Download http://www.nordakademie.de/arbeitspapier.html Contact: jan.bartelsen@nordakademie.de johannes.brauer@nordakademie.de Jan Bartelsen ESUG-Conference, August, 31st 2009 13

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