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ERIC Number: EJ1137333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Teaching Non-Beginner Programmers with App Inventor: Survey Results and Implications
Soares, Andrey; Martin, Nancy L.
Information Systems Education Journal, v13 n5 p24-36 Sep 2015
This paper reports the results of a survey with 40 students enrolled in an Android Application Development course offered during the spring semester of 2013 and 2014. The course used App Inventor to build the apps and required students to have an introduction to programming course as a prerequisite. The survey asked for demographic information and students' opinions about prerequisites, App Inventor, previous programming skills, new concepts learned, teamwork, and more. The positive responses support the practice of using App Inventor to teach not only beginner programmers, but also more experienced programmers. The paper also shows that App Inventor can be used to support the teaching of more advanced computing concepts. [Note: The issue month (October) shown on this PDF is incorrect. The correct publication month is September 2015.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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