Requirements and design strategies for open source interactive computer science ebooks

Ari Korhonen, Thomas Naps, Charles Boisvert, Pilu Crescenzi, Ville Karavirta, Linda Mannila, Bradley Miller, Briana Morrison, Susan H. Rodger, Rocky Ross, Clifford A. Shaffer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

18 Scopus citations

Abstract

Online education supported by digital courseware will radically alter higher education in ways that we cannot predict. New technologies such as MOOCs and Khan Academy have generated interest in new models for knowledge delivery. The nature of Computer Science content provides special opportunities for computer-supported delivery in both traditional and online classes. Traditional CS textbooks are likely to be replaced by online materials that tightly integrate content with visualizations and automatically assessed exercises. We refer to these new textbook-like artifacts as icseBooks (pronounced "ice books"), for interactive computer science electronic books. IcseBook technology will in turn impact the pedagogy used in CS courses. This report surveys the state of the field, addresses new use cases for CS pedagogy with icseBooks, and lays out a series of research questions for future study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationITiCSE-WGR 2013 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages53-72
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781450326650
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event18th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE-WGR 2013 - Canterbury, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 1 2013Jul 3 2013

Publication series

NameITiCSE-WGR 2013 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education

Other

Other18th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE-WGR 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCanterbury
Period7/1/137/3/13

Keywords

  • Algorithm visualization
  • Automated assessment
  • Digital education
  • Hypertext
  • Interactive ebook

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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