eledSQL: A New Web-based Learning Environment for Teaching Databases and SQL at Secondary School Level

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Publication Details

Author(s): Grillenberger A, Brinda T
Publisher: ACM
Publication year: 2012
Pages range: 101-104


Abstract


Data modeling using databases and SQL is a fundamental part of the curriculum of secondary computing education in Germany. Professional database tools like HeidiSQL, phpMyAdmin or Microsoft Access are often used in class as a \learning software", although these tools have been developed for managing complex databases, often for companies, and not for educational purposes. Such tools offer a wide range of functions of which only a small part is required by secondary computing education. At the beginning of such instruction, students can hardly work independently with these programs, as they do not know the database language SQL by then. This often leads to theory-loaded introductory phases of such classes or alternatively to a usage of such tools like spreadsheet programs. To address this problem, a new web-based learning environment for databases and SQL (named eledSQL), also suitable for mobile devices and only with the functionality needed for secondary computing education, was developed. The basic idea was to initially allow students to make database queries using natural language and then gradually introduce them to the use of SQL. Starting with a problem analysis and a discussion of related work in the field of teaching databases and SQL, in this paper the conception of eledSQL, its implementation and first experiences with its practical use are described. Copyright © 2012 ACM.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Brinda, Torsten Prof. Dr.
Professur für Didaktik der Informatik
Grillenberger, Andreas
Professur für Didaktik der Informatik


How to cite

APA:
Grillenberger, A., & Brinda, T. (2012). eledSQL: A New Web-based Learning Environment for Teaching Databases and SQL at Secondary School Level. (pp. 101-104). New York, NY, USA: ACM.

MLA:
Grillenberger, Andreas, and Torsten Brinda. "eledSQL: A New Web-based Learning Environment for Teaching Databases and SQL at Secondary School Level." Proceedings of the 7th Workshop in Primary and Secondary Computing Education, WiPSCE 2012, New York, NY, USA ACM, 2012. 101-104.

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