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- Teaching Computer Programming with PBL
- PBL in a First Year CS Course
Invited Talk - June 24th, 2008
PBL Experience in the Institute of Computing at UFG
This talk was presented by Prof. Fábio Costa at the Workshop on New Teaching Practices at the UFG. The talk presents the overal aims and preliminary results of the combination of PBL and Tablet PCs within the scope of our HP TfT project.
Although we have not yet finished the first semester of the project, a few early results can already be highlighted. In this talk, we give a brief explanation of the project and the approach that we use, followed by a discussion of some early outcomes, among them the fact that we were able to cover all topics of the course sylabus in about 75% of the course schedule (leaving plenty of time for exercises aiming to consolidate the learning), the strong collaboration among students, and the ability that most students seem to have developped regarding the acquisition of new and advanced knowledge. The major adaptations of the PBL method, along with approach to use the tablet PC in the PBL classroom are also summarised.