Interactive ebooks – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

Interactive ebooks

Sravani Battula


Pronouns: She/her/hers

Research Mentor(s): Barbara Ericson, Assistant Professor
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Computing, School of Information
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 3 (1pm-1:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 16
Presenter: 2

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Past research by Dr. Barbara Ericson has indicated that interactive elements are preferred to static textbooks in classes. An interdisciplinary study was undertaken in order to investigate better educational methods for introductory computing classes like Engineering 101. In order to understand what problems and sort of questions best foster learning, static books were converted into interactive electronic books and developed to integrate lower cognitive level practice – multiple choice questions, mix-up code, and parsons problems among others. Prior research has shown that students learn better when they get immediate feedback. Peer instruction allows for greater depth in learning and aids the process of understanding difficulty areas. The books are to be used to gather data regarding difficulty and develop adaptable elements to foster better teaching methods catered to students. The books are coded, and structured to foster maximum success in introductory courses

Authors: Sravani Battula
Research Method: Computer Programming

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