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Author (up) Cabrera, I.; Villalon, J.; Chavez, J. pdf  doi
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  Title Blending Communities and Team-Based Learning in a Programming Course Type Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication Ieee Transactions On Education Abbreviated Journal IEEE Trans. Educ.  
  Volume 60 Issue 4 Pages 288-295  
  Keywords Blended learning; learning communities; team-based learning; student engagement  
  Abstract In recent years, engineering education teachers have needed to incorporate technology-supported collaboration to enhance learning. Implementing these activities requires course redesign, which must be meticulous for their full potential to be reached. This can require a lot of work for first time users, which can be a barrier to implementation. Educational design patterns alleviate this burden by facilitating new course design with practices demonstrated to promote student engagement. This paper reports on the redesign of an introductory programming course and its experimental evaluation. The redesign was based on the community of inquiry learning framework (CoL), using design patterns from online Web communities and team-based learning (TBL). The evaluation included 562 students, 117 of them randomly assigned to two different experimental groups. One group used a CoL approach, and the other a blended TBL and CoL methodology. The remaining students were assigned to control groups. Results showed that students in the experimental groups outperformed those in the control group by the end of the semester, while the experimental CoL and TBL methodology helped students achieve a higher level of understanding in a shorter period of time due to increased participation rates. These data provide empirical evidence of the learning gains offered by online learning communities, and the way in which educational design patterns can facilitate course redesign.  
  Address [Cabrera, Ignacio] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Sci & Engn, Penalolen 7941169, Chile, Email: jorge.villalon@udp.cl  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0018-9359 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000414041600006 Approved no  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 792  
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