Using Visual Programming and Robots to Help Novices to Overcome Fear of Coding

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Resumé

Learning a computer programming language can be an intimidating experience for most novices. At first glance, the lines of code of a programming language can look like a very complex syntax and together with the abstract concepts involved can represent barriers that for some turn into fear of coding
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This paper presents and instructional design aimed to introduce students to the basic concepts of programming using visual programming alone as well as visual programming to program robots. Furthermore, the instructional design was applied in a case study: an introductory programming course for non-Computer Science students. Weekly observations as well as surveys at the beginning and at the end of the course were made to provide insights on students’ motivation, engagement, self-perceived skills, and self-perceived emotions such as confusion, frustration, anger, boredom, curiosity, happiness, surprise and fear. The results are analyzed and discussed in relation to the influence on students’ ability to overcome the barriers mentioned above as well as students’ learning experience.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelEDULEARN16 Proceedings : 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Barcelona, Spain. 4-6 July, 2016.
ForlagIATED Academy
Publikationsdato2016
Sider3658-3665
ISBN (Trykt)978-84-608-8860-4
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016
Begivenhed8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies - Barcelona, Spanien
Varighed: 4. jul. 20166. jul. 2016
Konferencens nummer: 8
https://iated.org/edulearn/

Konference

Konference8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Nummer8
LandSpanien
ByBarcelona
Periode04/07/201606/07/2016
Internetadresse
NavnEDULEARN Proceedings
Vol/bind2016

Fingeraftryk

robot
coding
programming
anxiety
programming language
student
boredom
basic concept
frustration
happiness
anger
syntax
learning
experience
emotion
ability
science

Citer dette

Chongtay, R. (2016). Using Visual Programming and Robots to Help Novices to Overcome Fear of Coding. I EDULEARN16 Proceedings: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Barcelona, Spain. 4-6 July, 2016. (s. 3658-3665). IATED Academy. EDULEARN Proceedings, Bind. 2016 https://doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2016.1835
Chongtay, R. / Using Visual Programming and Robots to Help Novices to Overcome Fear of Coding. EDULEARN16 Proceedings: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Barcelona, Spain. 4-6 July, 2016.. IATED Academy, 2016. s. 3658-3665 (EDULEARN Proceedings, Bind 2016).
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EDULEARN16 Proceedings: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Barcelona, Spain. 4-6 July, 2016.. IATED Academy, 2016. s. 3658-3665 (EDULEARN Proceedings, Bind 2016).

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Chongtay R. Using Visual Programming and Robots to Help Novices to Overcome Fear of Coding. I EDULEARN16 Proceedings: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies Barcelona, Spain. 4-6 July, 2016.. IATED Academy. 2016. s. 3658-3665. (EDULEARN Proceedings, Bind 2016). https://doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2016.1835