Choice of a visual programming language in a level 3 introductory computing course

Ressin, Malte (2017) Choice of a visual programming language in a level 3 introductory computing course. In: UWL Teaching and Learning Conference 2017, 29 Jun 2017, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In the level 3 module "Introduction to Computing Technology", the assignment asked students to implement a control program displaying random numbers in a diode display. Students could choose to implement in one of two visual programming languages: Logicator Flowchart (LF) or PICAXE Blocky (PB). LF is a logical representation of a program's execution, whereas PB is a graphical representation of program code. In addition to the program, students were asked to explain their choice and discuss their experience in a report.
This poster describes the thinking behind creating the assignment in this way, elaborates on encountered difficulties, and discusses output, feedback and views of the students as expressed in their submission and their report.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: computing flowchart blocky programming education
Subjects: Education
Computing > Software engineering
Computing
Depositing User: Malte Ressin
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 11:43
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 14:51
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3569

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