Smart Content in CS Education
This survey is being conducted by the ITICSE 2014 Working Group on "Increasing Accessibility and Adoption of Smart Technologies for Computer Science Education". With the survey, we hope to gather information about the following:
* What kinds of Smart Content (SC) are being used by computing educators?
* What issues do teachers and students face in adopting and using SCs?
* What needs and visions do teachers and students have when using SCs?
This information will help the Working Group draft its report, which may be included in ACM InRoads magazine.

For the purposes of this survey, we define smart content (SC) as follows:
Smart content is active educational content “beyond simple files“. It has at least two of the following features:
* SC works with students interactively
* SC provides students feedback based on (some) of their actions
* SC collects data about students' interactions with it
* SC remembers its users and allows them to resume from where they left off rather than start from scratch
* SC accumulates and displays students' progress
* SC can adapt to the students' interests and level of knowledge
Note that smart content might be delivered in different modes: e.g., as downloadable application, web service, or cloud service.

We invite you to fill out this survey. Your participation in the survey from the perspective of a Computer Science educator, whether or not you have used smart content in the recent past, would help us get a more complete picture of the use of smart content in Computer Science education. We are also interested in your observations of your students' use of smart content.

The survey contains two (short) parts:
1. Using smart content
2. Visions and challenges
We expect that the survey will take up to 10 minutes to fill out.

We would appreciate your participation by Friday, June 20th, 2014.
However, if you miss this date, we would still be interested in your participation, since we plan to continue to collect data beyond that date.

Part 1: Using smart content
What CS-specific SCs have you used since 2010?
Select for each category that applies.
never
have TRIED myself but never used in my course
have SUGGESTED as optional learning resource for my students
have REQUIRED students to use in my course
Algorithm visualizations (e.g., jHave, Animal)
Program visualizations (e.g., BlueJ, jGRASP)
Automatic assessment tools (e.g., CourseMarker, Boss)
Coding tools (e.g., CodeLab, CloudCoder)
Simulation tools (e.g., TRAKLA2, UUhistle)
Problem-solving software (e.g., problets, WadeIn)
Something else (specify later)
Names of SCs you have SUGGESTED or REQUIRED
If you have SUGGESTED or REQUIRED SCs in your course since 2010, please, list their names here.
Algorithm visualization SC you/your institution developed:
(e.g., jHave, Animal)
Your answer
Algorithm visualization SC others developed:
(e.g., jHave, Animal)
Your answer
Program visualization SC you/your institution developed:
(e.g., BlueJ, jGRASP)
Your answer
Program visualization SC others developed:
(e.g., BlueJ, jGRASP)
Your answer
Automatic assessment SC you/your institution developed:
(e.g., CourseMarker, Boss)
Your answer
Automatic assessment SC others developed:
(e.g., CourseMarker, Boss)
Your answer
Coding SC you/your institution developed:
(e.g., CodeLab, CloudCoder)
Your answer
Coding SC others developed:
(e.g., CodeLab, CloudCoder)
Your answer
Simulation SC you/your institution developed:
(e.g., TRAKLA2, UUhistle)
Your answer
Simulation SC others developed:
(e.g., TRAKLA2, UUhistle)
Your answer
Problem-solving SC you/your institution developed:
(e.g., problets, WadeIn)
Your answer
Problem-solving SC others developed:
(e.g., problets, WadeIn)
Your answer
SC of a category not listed above, you/your institution developed:
Your answer
SC of a category not listed above, others developed:
Your answer
Part 2: Visions and challenges
Describe what kinds of SCs you would like to use in your courses, in terms of covered content area and functionality.
Your answer
Describe how you would like to integrate SCs into your courses from a pedagogical point of view, such as for open labs, self study, classroom teaching or closed labs. Would they be for assignments, demonstrations, tests etc.? If you use more than one category of SC (e.g., program visualization, algorithm visualization, etc.), please respond to each category separately.
Your answer
What challenges and difficulties have you faced in adopting SCs? Please, select each which applies.
Have you used data collected by SCs? If yes, what data and for what purposes you have used it?
Your answer
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