@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9998055,
	  title     = {DSLEP (Data Structure Learning Platform to Aid in Higher Education IT Courses)},
	  author    = {Estevan B. Costa and  Armando M. Toda and  Marcell A. A. Mesquita and  Jacques D. Brancher},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {The advances in technology in the last five years
allowed an improvement in the educational area, as the increasing in
the development of educational software. One of the techniques that
emerged in this lapse is called Gamification, which is the utilization of
video game mechanics outside its bounds. Recent studies involving
this technique provided positive results in the application of these
concepts in many areas as marketing, health and education. In the last
area there are studies that covers from elementary to higher education,
with many variations to adequate to the educators methodologies.
Among higher education, focusing on IT courses, data structures are
an important subject taught in many of these courses, as they are
base for many systems. Based on the exposed this paper exposes
the development of an interactive web learning environment, called
DSLEP (Data Structure Learning Platform), to aid students in higher
education IT courses. The system includes basic concepts seen on
this subject such as stacks, queues, lists, arrays, trees and was
implemented to ease the insertion of new structures. It was also
implemented with gamification concepts, such as points, levels, and
leader boards, to engage students in the search for knowledge and
stimulate self-learning.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Computer and Systems Engineering},
	  volume    = {8},
	  number    = {4},
	  year      = {2014},
	  pages     = {1143 - 1148},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9998055},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/88},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 88, 2014},