Dictation introduced at lectures as a practical method to increase the effectiveness of teaching software engineering in a digital era
- 10.2991/iscde-19.2019.121How to use a DOI?
- programming, programming training, lecture, think with your hands, dictation
The article discusses prerequisites for the need to change the lecture form of training at a university. This results from the fact that during the oral presentation by the lecturer, the student rarely began to use notes. Instead, the student takes photos of the notes on the information board or presentation slides using a smartphone or tablet. The possibility is discussed to increase the effectiveness of teaching Software Engineering by developing the ability to "think with your hands" as a practice of creativity. In that regard, an initiative is proposed to introduce a dictation at a lecture, which requires that the student take notes. Such an innovation will allow for not only developing and strengthening the skill of writing any program code, but at the same time, for verifying its correctness individually. It is expected that regular lecture dictations will allow students to more effectively improve on skills of algorithmic written thinking when the thought being initially fettered by obscure or unusual characters gradually gets used to them. As we might expect, a creative insight will occur in a student’s mindset at some point, which will determine the beginning of understanding. This moment will mean the initialization of an individual educational process. At these moments, mental effort will simultaneously begin to decrease due to an emerging or improving skill. The introduction of a lecture dictation will make it possible to practically provide training for a wide audience of the skill to record basic elements of Software Engineering. Furthermore, a dictation regularly used will create more comfortable conditions for creative assimilation of the procedure for using software resources. A dictation is able to add extra focus on the proper handling of random data. And, most important, the student has a higher responsibility for software implementation, which means that the foundation is laid for creating reliable, fault tolerant software systems.
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TY - CONF AU - A.I. Razumowsky PY - 2019/12 DA - 2019/12 TI - Dictation introduced at lectures as a practical method to increase the effectiveness of teaching software engineering in a digital era BT - Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical Conference on Digital Economy (ISCDE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 344 EP - 347 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iscde-19.2019.121 DO - 10.2991/iscde-19.2019.121 ID - Razumowsky2019/12 ER -