Designing a Blended Course in Android App Development using 4C/ID

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Abstract

Developing an Android app is a complex skill that is difficult for students to master because many constituent skills have to be processed simultaneously, which might cause a cognitive overload. Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) offers a framework to analyze and reduce the cognitive load, but the question is how to apply CLT in a systematic way during course design. The Four-Component Instructional Design (4C/ID) model incorporates CLT and offers additional instructional methods that improve learning. This paper reports on a case study applying 4C/ID to develop a blended course in Android app development. The following 4C/ID components were designed using the Ten Steps to Complex Learning (Ten Steps) approach: learning tasks, supportive information and procedural information. Each designed component or part thereof was categorized as face-to-face or online, for both lecturer and student, resulting in a blended learning design. The Ten Steps approach proved to be valuable in designing a blended course in Android app development. Our case study will be the starting point of further research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKoli Calling '18
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
Publisheracm
ISBN (Print)9781450365352
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2018
EventKoli Calling: 18th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research - Koli, Finland
Duration: 22 Nov 201825 Nov 2018
https://www.kolicalling.fi/

Conference

ConferenceKoli Calling
Abbreviated titleKoli Calling '18
CountryFinland
CityKoli
Period22/11/1825/11/18
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    Marcellis, M., Barendsen, E., & Van Merriënboer, J. J. G. (2018). Designing a Blended Course in Android App Development using 4C/ID. In Koli Calling '18: Proceedings of the 18th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research [19] acm. https://doi.org/10.1145/3279720.3279739