Title: IMPROVING STUDENTS’ ICT SKILLS BY USING A NOVEL FRAMEWORK FOR A LAB-BASED LEARNING MODULE

Year of Publication: Jul - 2013
Page Numbers: 106-113
Authors: Aisha Othman, Crinela Pislaru, Ahmed Impes
Conference Name: The Fourth International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL2013)
- Czech Republic

Abstract:


This paper describes the design of a novel pedagogical framework for a computer programming module. Generally the school-based learning (SBL) and laboratory-based learning (LBL) activities are delivered via a blended learning approach. The novel framework includes an e-learning package which enables the development and improvement of students’ ICT skills, digital age literacy, inventive and higher-order thinking before they attend the practical lab sessions. The proposed pedagogical approach will enable the current generation of students to be better prepared for a workplace where computers, the Internet and related technologies, are becoming more and more ubiquitous.