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Thota, N. (2014). Programming Course Design: Phenomenographic Approach to Learning and Teaching. 2014 International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Computing and Engineering, 125–132. https://doi.org/10.1109/LaTiCE.2014.30
Phenomenography is a well-known empirical research approach that is often used to investigate students' ways of learning programming. Phenomenographic pedagogy is an instructional approach to plan learning and teaching activities. This theoretical paper gives an overview of prior research in phenomenographic studies of programming and shows how the results from these research studies can be applied to course design. Pedagogic principles grounded in the phenomenographic perspective on teaching and learning are then presented that consider how to tie students' experiences to the course goals (relevance structure) and how to apply variation theory to focus on the desired critical aspects of learning. Building on this, an introductory object-oriented programming course is described as an example of research-based course design. The insights gained from the experience of running the course are shared with the community of computer science educators, as also the benefits and responsibilities for those who wish to adopt the phenomenographic perspective on learning to plan their teaching. The development of an increased awareness of the variation in students' ways of experiencing programming and the need to broaden the context of the programming course are discussed.
Eckerdal, A., Kinnunen, P., Thota, N., Nylén, A., Sheard, J., & Malmi, L. (2014). Teaching and learning with MOOCs: computing academics’ perspectives and engagement. Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Innovation & Technology in Computer Science Education, 9–14. https://doi.org/10.1145/2591708.2591740
During the past two years, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have created wide interest in the academic world raising both enthusiasm for new opportunities for universities and many concerns for the future of university education. The discussion has mainly appeared in non-scientific forums, such as magazine articles, columns and blogs, making it difficult to judge wider opinions within academia. To collect more rigorous data we surveyed teachers, researchers, and academic managers on their opinions and experiences of MOOCs. In this paper, we present our analysis of responses from the computer science academic community (n=137). Their feelings about MOOCs are highly mixed. Content analysis of open-ended questions revealed that the most often mentioned positive aspects included affordances of MOOCs, freedom of time and location for studying, and the possibility to experience teaching from top-level international teachers/experts. The most common negative aspects included concerns about pedagogical designs of MOOCs, assessment practices, and lack of interaction with the teacher. About half the respondents claimed they had not changed their teaching as a result of MOOCs, a small number used MOOCs as learning resources and very few were engaging with MOOCs in any significant way.
Sheard, J., Eckerdal, A., Kinnunen, P., Malmi, L., Nylén, A., & Thota, N. (2014). MOOCs and their impact on academics. Proceedings of the 14th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research, 137–145. https://doi.org/10.1145/2674683.2674700
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have recently become a hot topic in the academic world, launching a wide ranging discussion on a number of issues. In this research, we surveyed academics' awareness, attitudes, perceptions, and experiences of MOOCs. We received responses from 236 academics from 23 countries, who were working in different roles such as teachers, researchers, managers, and pedagogical developers. Participants were invited to answer questions concerning their awareness and attitudes towards MOOCs. For participants with some knowledge of MOOCs, we requested their experiences and their observations of the impact of MOOCS on their students, teaching colleagues, and within their institutions. We found the most common reaction to MOOCs amongst the academics was concern but many were positive about the phenomenon. The academics claimed their students could be motivated to take MOOCs because of flexibility and no cost involved. While many academics were not aware of their students taking a MOOC and had not observed any changes to teaching programs at their institutions because of MOOCs, there was evidence of some activity and future plans for engagement in MOOCs.
Simões, J. M. da S. (2014). Lugares da Memória, Representações e Poderes. Rizoma, 2(2), 72–85. https://doi.org/10.17058/rzm.v2i2.5198
No seguimento de uma série de contactos estreitos com uma comunidade social situada nos municípios de Baía da Traição, Rio Tinto, Marcação e Mataraca, a 85 quilómetros de distância de João Pessoa, capital do Estado da Paraíba, decidi, desde 2006, levar a efeito um intenso trabalho de campo nestas aldeias indígenas com o objectivo de concretizar um projeto de investigação que englobasse em obrigatória interdisciplinaridade os campos tantas vezes excessivamente singulares da História, da Sociologia, da Política, da Antropologia Cultural e das Teorias da Comunicação, acompanhando e refletindo sobre características e organização social, rituais, manifestações de carácter religioso, evolução histórica, usos e costumes de uma tribo que se abriu quase rendida ao exterior, mas porfiando em manter, todavia, traços e, sobretudo, um discurso narrativo de representações culturais ancestrais. Esta propositada interdisciplinaridade persegue um objectivo epistemológico bem preciso: transformar a investigação empírica em contribuição para uma nova teoria da história da comunicação – a comunicação antropo-histórica entre comunidades ditas tradicionais e o “outro” – a área por mim privilegiada em investigações anteriores, nomeadamente ao nível da licenciatura e do mestrado. Os Potiguara, cuja sociedade ainda não é alfabetizada e, na sua maioria, baseiam a sua cultura na tradição oral, transmitindo os seus lugares da memória sobretudo através do poder do português do Brasil, mesmo quando adornado por escassas palavras tupi, é graças à mensagem e à representação que algumas das suas manifestações culturais reinventam continuadamente a sua identidade Potiguara. É, assim, a mensagem e a representação que inventam o real social e reinventam dinamicamente a sua identidade cultural.
Thota, N. (2015). Connectivism and the Use of Technology/Media in Collaborative Teaching and Learning. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2015(142), 81–96. https://doi.org/10.1002/tl.20131
This chapter explores the ways in which a relational understanding of the education process and the use of collaborative technologies in the connectivist tradition might inform and transform university teaching.
Castro, M. G., Caires, C. S., Ribas, D., & Palinhos, J. (2015). A review of the Colloquium «Narrative, Media and Cognition» — a cartography of the borders of narrative. Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts, 89-94 Páginas. https://doi.org/10.7559/CITARJ.V7I2.164
We present an overview and discussion of the Colloquium «Narrative, Media and Cognition», which took place at Porto's Centre of Catholic University of Portugal in July of 2015, under the organization of the Research Centre for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR). Several scholars of different areas presented research about the uses and advances in narrative study and practice in a broad range of areas, giving some important insights about the latest developments in Narrative Studies, Ontology of Narrative and the uses of Narrative in Art, Cinema, Performance, Journalism, Marketing and Literature, among other fields. After briefly describing the main points of each presentation in the Colloquium we try to draw some conclusions and possibilities raised by the Colloquium and take a glimpse of future paths that the use of Narrative can end up taking.
Ma, F. C., Tóng, S. H., & Cordeiro, J. (2016). Assessing Driving Behavior in Public Transportation through Mobile Crowd Sensing: A Concept Proposal for Macau Public Transportation System. 2016 10th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS), 267–271. https://doi.org/10.1109/IMIS.2016.63
This paper introduces a concept proposal for accessing driving behavior in public transportation through Mobile Crowd Sensing (MCS), as part of a long-term research project on Advanced Public Transportation System (APTS). The proposed concept makes use of mobile device's accelerometer and passengers' qualitative evaluation to identify aggressive driving behavior, which is believed to be a major factor for unnecessary accidents and fuel consumption. A survey and comparison of IT services (mobile applications and websites) provided by Macau Government and private bus companies in Macau, regarding bus-related information, such as fares, routes and route diversions is also provided.
Morais, I. (2016). The Post-Colonial Imaginary & Politics of Representation in the Macao SAR: The TEATRAU (Theatre showcase from Portuguese-speaking countries) & the (Re) emergence of “Lusofonia” under Chinese stars. In Theatre 15 China, India & the Eastern World (pp. 72–90). Boydell & Brewer, Ltd. https://scholar.google.com/scholar?oi=bibs&cluster=1825932291664659764&btnI=1&hl=en
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