Evaluation and Utilization of SICAS - A System to Support Algorithm Learning



The reflection about the nature of student failure when learning programming led us to the development of a tool called SICAS that can help students to visualize an algorithm working through its simulation. In this paper we describe the system major features as well as the more recent evaluation study that has been done about it. From this study we can make some conclusions relatively to the benefits and the impact of its utilization that we also report.


Computer Science Education

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Year 2010 : 1 citations

 Ajayi, A., Olajubu, E., Ninan, D., Akinboro, S. e Soriyan, H., Development and testing of a graphical Fortran learning tool for novice programmers. Journal of Information, Knowledge and Management, 5, pp. 277 – 291, 2010.

Year 2008 : 1 citations

 Sobral, S., B Learning em disciplinas introdutórias de programação. Tese de Doutoramento, Universidade do Minho, Novembro de 2008.