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Increasingly, big data, coding, and quantitative methods contribute to contemporary ecological and evolutionary endeavours. This is not in opposition to effective ideation nor does it play to the false dichotomy of theory versus data. Computational expeditions...

["Computational Biology","Computer Education","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27408v1
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In a digital world in the making, digital natives develop new learning profiles, interests, and way of working. Simultaneously teachers are facing students with lack of engagement and motivation with quite traditional learning process that has probably to be reframed...

["Computer Education","Databases","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27247v1
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This paper presents the design, realization and evaluation of a Map Design course conducted using an open source GIS (QGIS) to students of the bachelor in Visual Communication. The specific challenge was teaching approaches from Social Science and Humanities (SSH)...

["Computer Education","Graphics","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27237v1
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Since around 2000, GIS researchers in Japan have collaborated to provide materials for GIS lecture classes for university undergraduates. As a result, a GIS core curriculum, a Japanese version of GIS Body of Knowledge (BoK), and a series of PowerPoint presentation...

["Computer Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27219v1
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This paper shows our experience at the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), in Brazil, developing and using the E-Foto software, one of the main achievements of the E-Foto project that aims to built-up a software tool for teaching digital photogrammetry and...

["Computer Education","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27210v1
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Smapshot is a web-based participatory virtual globe where users can georeference historical images of the landscape by clicking a minimum of six well identifiable correspondence points between the image and a 3D virtual globe. The images database is expected to...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Computer Education","Computer Vision","Graphics","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27204v1
267 downloads
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Statistical books are an opportunity for accessing relatively deeper insights into statistics and software even outside the introductory classroom setting. There are however many resources available to the practitioner in addition to the traditional text model....

["Bioinformatics","Computer Education","Data Science","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26924v1
139 downloads
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Due to the constant innovations in communications tools, several educational institutions are continually evaluating the adoption of new communication tools (NCT) for their adopted learning platforms (LP). Notably, many educational institutions are interested in...

["Computer Education","Network Science and Online Social Networks","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3114v2
6,813 downloads
5,804 views

Data wrangling is a critical foundation of data science, and wrangling of categorical data is an important component of this process. However, categorical data can introduce unique issues in data wrangling, particularly in real-world settings with collaborators...

["Computer Education","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3163v2
1,305 downloads
2,681 views

Many current and future data scientists will be "isolated"---working alone or in small teams within a larger organization. This isolation brings certain challenges as well as freedoms. Drawing on my considerable experience both working in the professional sports...

["Computer Education","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3160v2
8,688 downloads
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Data analysis, statistical research, and teaching statistics have at least one thing in common: these activities all produce many files! There are data files, source code, figures, tables, prepared reports, and much more. Most of these files evolve over the course...

["Computer Education","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3159v2
1,280 downloads
1,833 views

Modern statistics is fundamentally a computational discipline, but too often this fact is not reflected in our statistics curricula. With the rise of big data and data science it has become increasingly clear that students both want, expect, and need explicit training...

["Computer Education","Data Science","Graphics","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3181v1
562 downloads
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The timely publication of scientific results is essential for dynamic advances in science. The ubiquitous availability of computers which are connected to a global network made the rapid and low-cost distribution of information through electronic channels possible....

["Human-Computer Interaction","Computer Education","Computer Networks and Communications","Digital Libraries","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2648v2
453 downloads
1,519 views

"Publication forms the core structure supporting the development and transmission of scientific knowledge" (Galbraith2015). Yet, with the WorldWideWeb a dominant part of current scientific publication and information-dissemination, internet "publication" is still...

["Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems","Computer Education","Computer Networks and Communications","Digital Libraries","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1568v13
468 downloads
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Debugging software is an inevitable chore, often difficult and more time-consuming than expected, giving it the nickname the “ dirty little secret of computer science.” Surprisingly, we have little knowledge on how software engineers debug software problems in...

["Computer Education","Data Science","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2743v1
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