Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) tools to improve computational thinking skills
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The common and easy access to technological devices has led to the rapid inclusion of technology into the learning process. The development of technical skills, as well as the increasing confidence in computer attitudes, seems to be obvious. We therefore propose to go beyond and advocate the use of TEL to provide specific leadership, multi-tasking and other organizational skills, known as computational thinking, as precisely the main contributions provided by TEL. To support this hypothesis, we present two different experiences. The first, based on high-school students, to introduce young people to technology at the same time as they acquire other demanding skills. The second, with undergraduate Computer Science students, is focused on technology itself to enhance and improve computational thinking skills. A comparison is also made between two populations with different digital profiles in their user skills (general in the first case and engineering biased in the second).
CitacióGil, Marisa; Cusso, R. Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) tools to improve computational thinking skills. A: Interactive Collaborative Learning: International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning and International Conference on Engineering Pedagogy. "ICL 2012: Interactive Collaborative Learning: 15th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning and 41st International Conference on Engineering Pedagogy 26-28 September 2012, Villach, Austria". Villach: 2012, p. 20-28.