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dc.contributor.authorXhafa Xhafa, Fatos
dc.contributor.authorVázquez Alcocer, Pere Pau
dc.contributor.authorMarco Gómez, Jordi
dc.contributor.authorMartín Prat, Àngela
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Ciències de la Computació
dc.identifier.citationXhafa, F., Vázquez, P., Marco, J., Martín, A. Using computer-supported collaborative work in fundamental programming subjects. A: Congrés Internacional de Docència Universitària i Innovació. "3r Congreso Internacional Docencia Universitaria e Innovación: Girona, Facultad de Lletres de la Universitat de Girona: Girona, 30 de junio, 1 y 2 de julio de 2004". Universitat de Girona, 2004, p. 1-20.
dc.description.abstractFundamental Programming subjects are compulsory for several technical engineering degrees. Typical face-to-face teaching may cause a lack of continuous learning and support for students, as teachers are only available at tutoring hours. Our long experience in face-to-face teaching of Fundamental Programming subjects in technical engineering studies has yielded the need for introducing ComputerSupported Collaborative Learning aspects in the teaching and learning process, on the one hand, as a necessary means for continuous learning and support and, on the other, as an effective way of increasing the motivation of students. In this paper we show how to use the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning paradigm in semi-open teaching of Fundamental Programming subjects. We achieve this through the paradigm of Project-Based Learning that is very suited for the Fundamental Programming subjects’ domain. The key point in our approach is the design of a proper methodology that is later implemented using the Basic Support for Collaborative Work (BSCW) software. This software has several properties that make it appropriate for our methodology, though our methodology can be implemented as well using other similar software. Thus, BSCW facilitates the design of different workspaces such as repositories to provide continuously updated materials and discussion forums to generate knowledge and to provide support to students. Moreover, its tracking and awareness facilities make it very useful for the tutors and the students. All in all, we believe that the proposed methodology helps increasing the learning outcome as well as academic results of the students. We have carried out an experience for one semester and the results are promising.
dc.format.extent20 p.
dc.publisherUniversitat de Girona
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Ensenyament i aprenentatge::TIC's aplicades a l'educació
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica::Programació
dc.subject.lcshProgramming (Computers) -- Study and teaching (Higher)
dc.subject.lcshInternet in education
dc.subject.otherComputer-supported collaborative work
dc.subject.otherSemi-open teaching
dc.subject.otherProject-based learning
dc.titleUsing computer-supported collaborative work in fundamental programming subjects
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacProgramació (Ordinadors) -- Ensenyament universitari
dc.subject.lemacInternet en l'ensenyament
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. ALBCOM - Algorismia, Bioinformàtica, Complexitat i Mètodes Formals
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. ViRVIG - Grup de Recerca en Visualització, Realitat Virtual i Interacció Gràfica
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. inSSIDE - integrated Software, Service, Information and Data Engineering
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorXhafa, F.; Vázquez, P.; Marco, J.; Martín, A.
local.citation.contributorCongrés Internacional de Docència Universitària i Innovació
local.citation.publicationName3r Congreso Internacional Docencia Universitaria e Innovación: Girona, Facultad de Lletres de la Universitat de Girona: Girona, 30 de junio, 1 y 2 de julio de 2004

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