Collaboration and visitorsLetech - People - Publications - Collaboration - Projects
- The Edge at Tampere University of Technology is a group of people that are interested in developing their own teaching. Hence, the “products” of the group are quite versatile, since many systems have used to be implemented to solve a single, acute problem. The ultimate aim is to share the tools that have already been implemented, thus preventing to invent the wheel again and again. However, a single tool cannot solve everything, thus the group also studies how to best utilize them together. The first solutions are seldom optimal neither technically or pedagogically. All this has led to the idea of forming a group that is specialized in programming education.
- The MirrorWolf project in the University of Joensuu develops reflective tools for learning communities. These tools are designed to help users monitor and improve both their individual and collaborative work processes. The methods developed in MirrorWolf consist of semi-automatic tools for essay writing and assessment, visual tools for representing web-based group work and detection tools for collaboration vs. plagiarism. Currently SVG is collecting data for new experiments in which their automatic and semi-automatic essay grading method is applied in one of our mass courses.
Current and Future Visitors
No current visitors.
- Prof. Thomas L. Naps from University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, US, visited us in his Sabbatical in autumn 2007. He gave two courses (see above) related to his research interests. He is an expert on Algorithm Visualization, i.e., the study of increasing understanding how to design visualizations to provide effective educational explanations of algorithms (see, e.g., JHAVÉ).
- Professor Mordechai Ben-Ari from Weizmann Institute of Science visited the Laboratory of Information Processing Science between July and December 2005 to collaborate with COMPSER and Software Visualization Group. See also M.Sc. thesis positions.
- Lecturer Satu Alaoutinen, Lappeenranta University of Technology (TRAKLA2 use in the Data Structures and C languagecourse)
- Professor Moti Ben-Ari, Weizmann Institute of Science (Program Visualization and Animation)
- M.Sc. Linda Grandell and M.Sc. Xuemei Qiu, Åbo Akademi University (TRAKLA2 usability study)
- EurIng Dr Mike Joy, University of Warwick (A short course on Autamating Assessment, January 2006)
- Professor Hannu-Matti Järvinen, D.Sc. Kirsti Ala-Mutka, Researcher Minna Ruuska, and Lecturer Terhi Kilamo, Tampere University of Technology (Finnish Network for Basic Programming Courses, TRAKLA2 use in the Utilization of Data Structurescourse)
- Professor Thomas L. Naps, Ph.D. Guido Rößling, et al. (Development of XML-based Tools to Support User Interaction with Algorithm Visualizations, see also Education)
- Principal Lecturer Erja Nikunen, Stadia – Helsinki Polytechnic (TRAKLA2 use in the Data Structures and Algorithms course)
- Professor Rockford J. Ross, Montana State University (A short course, August 16-20, 2004, Development of XML-based Tools to Support User Interaction with Algorithm Visualizations)
- Professor Jorma Sajaniemi, University of Joensuu (Muuttujien roolit ja niiden käyttö ohjelmoinnin opettamisessa, see also Roles of variables)
- Professor Tapio Salakoski and M.Sc. Mikko Laakso, University of Turku (TRAKLA2 use in the Data Structures and Algorithms course in the University of Turku, Finnish Network for Basic Programming Courses)
- Professors Cliff Shaffer and Stephen Edwards, Virginia Tech and Chris Hundhausen, Washington State University (AlgoVizproject)
- Professor Erkki Sutinen and M.Sc. Niko Myller, University of Joensuu (MirrorWolf project, TRAKLA2 usability study)
- Associate Professor Gregory D. Weber, Indiana University East (TRAKLA2 use in the Introduction to Data Structures course)