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Improving Students’ ICT Skills By Using A Novel Framework For A Lab-Based Learning Module

Othman, Aisha, Pislaru, Crinela and Impes, Ahmed (2013) Improving Students’ ICT Skills By Using A Novel Framework For A Lab-Based Learning Module. In: Proceedings of The Fourth International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL2013). The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC), pp. 106-113. ISBN 9780985348397

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This paper describes the design of a novel pedagogical framework for a computer programming module. Generally the school-based learning (SBL) and laboratory-based learning (LBL) activities are delivered via a blended learning approach. The novel framework includes an e-learning package which enables the development and improvement of students’ ICT skills, digital age literacy, inventive and higher-order thinking before they attend the practical lab sessions. The proposed pedagogical approach will enable the current generation of students to be better prepared for a workplace where computers, the Internet and related technologies, are becoming more and more ubiquitous.

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Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Paper presented at ICEL2013 - The 4th International Conference in E-learning, VSB-Technical University Ostrava, Czech Republic, 8th - 10th July 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: blended learning; ICT skills; laboratory based learning; virtual learning environment; digital literacy.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa)
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > Pedagogical Research Group
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Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2013 10:43
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