Work in progress: Learning flow-of-control with FlipLogic: A game-based approach

Elham Beheshti*, Michael S. Horn

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We present FlipLogic, a puzzle game that we developed to help children (ages 10-12) become familiar with conditional logic statements in programming. We designed the game to be embedded in an existing after-school curriculum on computer programming fundamentals. Our broader goal is to create a series of games to help students learn a variety of programming concepts including control statements, conditional branches, logic expressions, loops, and variables. We plan to study the effectiveness and motivational appeal of our design in after-school settings, comparing this game-based approach with a more traditional instructional approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSoaring to New Heights in Engineering Education, FIE 2012 - Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2012Oct 6 2012

Other

Other42nd Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period10/3/1210/6/12

Keywords

  • Children
  • learning games
  • programming languages

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Education

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