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ERIC Number: EJ992538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Digital Competition Game to Improve Programming Skills
Moreno, Julian
Educational Technology & Society, v15 n3 p288-297 2012
The aim of this paper is to describe a digital game with an educational purpose in the subject of computer programming, which enables students to reinforce and improve their abilities on the concepts of sequencing, defined iteration and nesting. For its design, a problem solving approach was followed and a score comparing mechanism was implemented in order to encourage students to analyze their solutions and look for better ones. To validate the game, a study with a 123 students sample was made, which did not only demonstrate students interest on the approach but also its educational effectiveness. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia