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Design And Evaluation Of Multimedia To Teach Java And Object Oriented Software Engineering

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2002 Annual Conference

Location

Montreal, Canada

Publication Date

June 16, 2002

Start Date

June 16, 2002

End Date

June 19, 2002

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

27

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7.364.1 - 7.364.27

DOI

10.18260/1-2--10188

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https://strategy.asee.org/10188

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William M. Pottenger

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Soma Roy

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Shreeram A. Sahasrabudhe

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Qiang Wang

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Jeffrey J. Heigl

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G. Drew Kessler

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David R. Gevry

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Design and Evaluation of Multimedia to Teach Java and Object-Oriented Software Engineering* Glenn D. Blank, William M. Pottenger, G. Drew Kessler Soma Roy, David R. Gevry, Jeffrey J. Heigl, Shreeram A. Sahasrabudhe and Qiang Wang glenn.blank@lehigh.edu, pottenger@cse.lehigh.edu, kessler@cse.lehigh.edu

Department of Computer Science and Engineering Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Abstract

CIMEL is a multimedia framework for Constructive and collaborative, Inquiry-based E-Learning supplementing computer science courses. Constructive learning goes beyond learning by receiving knowledge, to learning by building systems, with immediate, visual feedback. Collaborative learning encourages students to interact with instructors and librarians via live links and remote-controlled “show me” sessions and by reviewing multimedia FAQs of recorded “show me” sessions. Inquiry-based learning guides the student into pursuing exploratory research in a community of students and scholars. A text mining and visualization tool enables students to identify and explore emerging technology trends in computer science as part of our inquiry-based framework. Our project documents, evaluation materials and a prototype are available at www.cse.lehigh.edu/~cimel.

1.0 Introduction

CIMEL is a multimedia framework for Constructive and collaborative, Inquiry-based E-Learning supplementing computer science courses. Within the CIMEL multimedia framework, we have developed alpha versions of new materials for two courses in computer science at quite different levels: a graduate level course in Object-Oriented Software Engineering (OOSE) and a first semester course in computer science (CS0/1) (CS0 for non-majors and CS1 for potential minors and majors). New multimedia modules, implemented in Macromedia Flash and played through high-speed connections on the web, feature audio narration, animation, simulations, quizzes, and constructive exercises.

For the OOSE course, we developed a multimedia unit on Abstract Data Types (ADTs), as a way to formalize the meaning of classes in connection with object-oriented design. In the past, graduate students have found it difficult to master this material from lecture and textbooks alone. Our premise is that multimedia will help students understand the material better, objectively, and also improve their design of actual ADTs to solve a problem.

* This project is funded by National Science Foundation (Grant Number EIA-0087977) Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright  2002, American Society for Engineering Education

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Pottenger, W. M., & Roy, S., & Sahasrabudhe, S. A., & Wang, Q., & Heigl, J. J., & Kessler, G. D., & Gevry, D. R. (2002, June), Design And Evaluation Of Multimedia To Teach Java And Object Oriented Software Engineering Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--10188

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