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ERIC Number: ED557225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: 978-989-8704-02-3
Programming Education with a Blocks-Based Visual Language for Mobile Application Development
Mihci, Can; Ozdener, Nesrin
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014 (10th, Madrid, Spain, Feb 28-Mar 2, 2014)
The aim of this study is to assess the impact upon academic success of the use of a reference block-based visual programming tool, namely the MIT App Inventor for Android, as an educational instrument for teaching object-oriented GUI-application development (CS2) concepts to students; who have previously completed a fundamental programming course that involved education of structured programming concepts using C# (CS1). It has also been studied whether impacts upon CS2 success of factors such as previous success in CS1 and prior high school experience in programming, have a relationship with the impact upon CS2 success from the use of the blocks-based instructional tool. The research; which has a post-test only quasi-experimental design; has a sample comprised of 101 Undergraduate students who are taking up the CS2 course at a Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies (CEIT). [Funding for this study was provided by the Marmara University Research Projects Board as research project number EGT-C-YLP-150513-0211.] [For the complete proceedings, see ED557171.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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