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Teaching UbiComp with Sense

Richards, Michael and Smith, Neil (2010). Teaching UbiComp with Sense. In: NordiCHI, 16-20 Oct 2010, Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Abstract

Modern computer science education has to take account of the recent changes towards smart ubiquitous computing devices. In addition, existing programming languages are needlessly difficult for novice programmers to learn concepts. We have developed Sense, an extension to the graphical programming language Scratch, and an associated sensor/actuator board. Together, these will allow novice undergraduate students to quickly develop their own smart devices while learning the fundamentals of programming. Students will first study with Sense in 2011 but developmental feedback has been positive.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 ACM
Keywords: education; programming; graphical languages; ubiquitous computing
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 26806
Depositing User: Michael Richards
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 13:37
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 09:51
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26806
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