Project-based Collaborative Learning Environment with Context-aware Educational Services


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Project-based Collaborative Learning Environment with Context-aware Educational Services

  1. 1. Project-based Collaborative Learning Environment with Context-aware Educational Services,,, Zoran Jeremić 1 , Jelena Jovanovi ć 1 , Dragan Gašević 2 , Marek Hatala 3 1 FON-School of Business Administration, University of Belgrade, Serbia 2 School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca University, Canada 3 School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  2. 2. Contents 1. Introduction 2. Pedagogical background 3. Learning scenario 4. Our proposal 5. Implementation 6. Evaluation 7. Conclusion
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design patterns are recurring solutions to software design problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Found again and again in real-world application development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DP are increasingly important in SE education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning at the pace and in a place that best fits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiencing patterns-based software development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In the context of real-world problems </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. High-quality learning of software patterns <ul><li>Needs (cont’d) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Forums, chat, and tools for software artifacts exchange </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online repositories of software patterns and communities of practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be isolated from software professionals! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback for teachers about learning activities and the use of learning content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrative and open collaborative framework for learning design patterns </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Pedagogical background <ul><li>Project-based learning (PBL) </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement theory </li></ul><ul><li>Genex framework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Donate </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Learning Scenario
  7. 7. Proposal: DEPTHS <ul><li>DEsign Patterns Teaching Help System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantic-rich framework: Sharing knowledge </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. DEPTHS Architecture
  9. 9. Implementation of DEPTHS <ul><li>Course Management System – Moodle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle – LOC mapping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sesame repository </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OATS (Open Annotation and Tagging System) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Domain modeling tool – ArgoUML </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ArgoUML – LOC mapping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative work support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational services </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Implementation of DEPTHS <ul><li>Feedback provision tools for educators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LOCO-Analyst </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online repositories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantic annotation of patterns at Yahoo! Design Pattern, Library, Portland Pattern Repository, and Pattern Catalog </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Evaluation <ul><li>Performed in February 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Belgrade with 13 students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Perceived </li></ul><ul><ul><li>effectiveness of DEPTHS for learning DPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>effectiveness of project-based learning approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>usefulness of integrated tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>usefulness of access to relevant resources and sharing of information affects learning </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Evaluation <ul><li>Students’ perception of learning with DEPTHS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparing to traditional learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Usefulness of integrated tools and services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30.77% reported technical problems </li></ul></ul>30.77% 53.85% 15.38% 0% More effective Same Less effective Not very useful 38.46% 46.15% 15.38% 0.00% 0.00% Peer finding 46.15% 69.23% 15.38% 4 30.77% 15.38% 7.69% 0.00% Brainstorming 15.38% 15.38% 0.00% 0.00% Internal content finding 76.92% 7.69% 0.00% 0.00% Web resource finding 5 3 2 1
  13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>DEPTHS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project-based learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrative and collaborative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Context-aware and proactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous knowledge management & sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workplace learning – and working </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio management </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Thank You !