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ERIC Number: EJ1011697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
Learning Programming with IPRO: The Effects of a Mobile, Social Programming Environment
Martin, Taylor; Berland, Matthew; Benton, Tom; Smith, Carmen Petrick
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v24 n3 p301-328 Jul 2013
In this paper, we present two studies examining how high school students learn to program in a mobile, social programming environment that we have developed and deployed ("IPRO"). IPRO is delivered, with an associated curriculum, as an iPod Touch app and is freely and publicly available. We find that the affordances of mobility and collaboration in IPRO deployed in a short enactment ([similarity]90 minutes) lead to improved performance on programming content targets, improved performance on computational content transfer targets, and improved attitudes towards programming and computer science more generally. (Contains 7 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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