Students’ understanding of computational thinking with a focus on decomposition in building network simulations

MVALO, Steve and BATES, Christopher (2017). Students’ understanding of computational thinking with a focus on decomposition in building network simulations. In: CSEDU 2018 Proceedings : 10th International conference on computer supported education. SCITEPRESS.

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Abstract

This paper reports a study into students’ understanding of decomposition when building network simulations. Students were asked to complete three problem-solving tasks involving designing and troubleshooting computer networks using simulation software. Through online surveys, interviews and focus groups the students’ understanding of computational thinking was interrogated. The results show that students were not conscious that they were applying computational thinking concepts when designing and troubleshooting networks on simulation software. It appears their interest were to simply get problems solved but not necessarily with the understanding of the application of the concepts of computational thinking.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Paper to be presented at the 10th International conference on computer supported education, 15-17 March 2018.
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Depositing User: Steve Mvalo
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 11:41
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2018 23:17
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17910

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