Questions tagged [active-learning]

Active Learning concerns educational activities in which the student takes a participatory role in the process. Active Learning may include educational games, discussion groups, writing, teamwork, and the like. It grows out of a Constructivist view of education. Questions here might involve how to achieve active learning and tools to facilitate it.

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How should one go into learning algorithms and data structures? What do you think is an efficient way to do so?

Should one first understand its logic and see its implementation? Or should one try to implement it first oneself? How should one learn so that one can quickly implement the algorithm or data ...
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Are There Exercises To Build Software Development Research Skills?

Would anyone refer me to exercises or resources to help learners build their research skills? I mean I'm trying to get learners to think in terms of solving their own problems before bothering other, ...
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How can I build up the understanding of a project?

As a student my instructor gave me a scenario and a title and I have to work on that as a project. I searched a lot about these and watch videos , read blogs but didn't get a well defined answer. I ...
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What technique should be used to make video tutorial for BS(CS) students?

For students, there are a lot of different tasks which are given by their lecturer. One of the task is that to make a professional video tutorial of specific topic which is related to Computer ...
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How to gamify the learning management system

I have been reading up on how to shift more of my teaching resources on to the Learning Management System, to make it easier to access from other locations even though I mostly teach in a classroom. ...
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How to stop being The Oracle

When I did customer service for an application I was developing, I found that most of the time, if I did NOT answer the phone, the user would figure out their problem and learn more than if I did ...
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Quick and easy intro to computer science for kids for an Engineering Field Day

We have a large engineering day that hundreds of kids (ages 6-12) and their parents will attend. The setup is as follows: local engineering groups/societies will have stations and they will have ...
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Teaching Arduino---but not just “monkey see monkey do”

I've been looking for peer instruction style questions for an intro to Arduino workshop, but I haven't found anything. Besides not seeing PI materials, it's hard to find any materials where a student ...
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Using physical activity to explain the nested for loop

I have been rewriting my unit on nested for loops for AP Computer Science (thus, we are using Java). I would like to use some sort of physical activity to drive home the differences between roughly ...
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Active learning for boolean algebra

I've been thinking about active learning, and I am inspired by Heather's answer to my earlier boolean algebra curriculum review. This may also be a good question for math teachers who have experience ...
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CS-oriented Ice-Breaker Games

I will have my new incoming CS freshmen (HS) for a week-long summer orientation in August. The kids don't know each other yet, so Ice Breakers are in order! Has anyone encountered fun, physical CS-...