Recently published journal papers - November 2010 (Expired)

The Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce two recently accepted or published journal papers by members of the department. 

  • "Models of Cooperative Teaching and Learning," by Sandra Zilles, Steffen Lange, Robert Holte, and Martin Zinkevich, accepted (subject to minor revision) for publication in the Journal of Machine Learning Research.  This journal is the second most highly cited journal in Computer Science, Dr. Zilles is a member of our department and her co-authors are from Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, University of Alberta, and Yahoo!, respectively.
  • "A Treasure Hunt Model for Inquiry-based Learning in the Development of a Web-based Learning Support System," by D.W. Kim and J.T. Yao, Journal of Universal Computer Science, 16(14):1853-1881, 2010. D.W. Kim is a graduate student in our department and Dr. J.T. Yao is a faculty member in our department.  For more information, see: http://www.jucs.org/jucs_16_14/a_treasure_hunt_model.

Abstract: One of the main problems of web-based learning is staying motivated at a sufficient level. Learning games offering challenges and entertainment may stimulate student motivation for learning and mitigate this problem. Web-based learning support systems combined with learning games may efficiently promote learning by encouraging student participation in learning. This study introduces a treasure hunt model, which represents the idea of inquiry-based learning using set theory. We demonstrate this via a prototype of a web-based learning support system called OTHI, which employs an online treasure hunt game as the learning game. We integrate the soundlearning strategies of inquiry-based learning with the Web and online game technologies in this system. We expect that our learning support system will motivate students, and furnish an inter-active student-centered learning environment.



 


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