Teaching computer architecture using a collaborative approachand the SIENA tool, tutorial sessions and problem solving

  1. Lorenzo Moreno Ruiz
  2. Carina Soledad González González
  3. Evelio José González González
  4. Beatrice Popescu
  5. Claudia O. L. Groenwald
The International journal of engineering education

ISSN: 0949-149X

Year of publication: 2013

Volume: 29

Issue: 2

Pages: 510-519

Type: Article


This paper presents a teaching–learning methodology that combines Blended Learning (BL) and Computer-Supported Learning(CSCL). We have created a tool called SIENA that assists students with self-learning. The SIENA tool uses conceptual maps andadaptive testing to guide the learning process of students working together in small groups. The tests, which include functions thatare specifically suited to online collaborative work, use teaching–learning materials and questions that have been developed incollaboration with final-year students taking the subject Computer Architecture.