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ERIC Number: EJ1173728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
"Hour of Code": A Case Study
Du, Jie; Wimmer, Hayden; Rada, Roy
Information Systems Education Journal, v16 n1 p51-60 Feb 2018
This study investigates the delivery of the "Hour of Code" tutorials to college students. The college students who participated in this study were surveyed about their opinion of the Hour of Code. First, the students' comments were discussed. Next, a content analysis of the offered tutorials highlights their reliance on visual programming in stylized languages with continual feedback in gaming contexts. Difficulties in delivery stem in part from the poor organization of tutorials from which makes it difficult to locate suitable tutorials. Based on the analysis of the students' comments and the content analysis of the "Hour of Code" tutorials, the authors suggest that a deeper alignment of marketing, teaching organizations, and content providers would help sustain the type of initiative exemplified by the Hour of Code.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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