In developing and successfully implementing a classroom
project on 'Internetworking' in secondary education,
the author found that there is a need for
adequate educational software. Abstract informatics
concepts have to be connected to real-life experiences.
In this paper the concept of views that support different
perspectives on the subject is applied to meet the
requirements for educational software in secondary
education in terms of activities and abstraction. The
educational software developed allows analysis, simulation,
and construction of network infrastructures
and connects the visible behaviour, inner structure,
and implementation details of Internet applications.
Thus it provides a motivating approach based on the
concept of discovery learning.
|Cite as: Freischlad, S. (2007). Exploration module for understanding the functionality of the internet in secondary education. In Proc. Seventh Baltic Sea Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli Calling 2007), Koli National Park, Finland. CRPIT, 88. Lister, R. and Simon, Eds. ACS. 183-186. |
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