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Learning Experiences in Programming: The Motivating Effect of a Physical Interface

Martin, Chris; Hughes, Janet and Richards, John (2017). Learning Experiences in Programming: The Motivating Effect of a Physical Interface. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, SCITEPRESS, pp. 162–172.

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A study of undergraduate students learning to program compared the use of a physical interface with use of a screen-based equivalent interface to obtain insights into what made for an engaging learning experience. Emotions characterized by the HUMAINE scheme were analysed, identifying the links between the emotions experienced during programming and their origin. By capturing the emotional experiences of learners immediately after a programming experience, evidence was collected of the very positive emotions experienced by learners developing a program using a physical interface (Arduino) in comparison with a similar program developed using a screen-based equivalent interface.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 SCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications, Lda
ISBN: 989-758-239-8, 978-989-758-239-4
Keywords: programming; physical interface; screen-based interface; learner motivation; emotional response; active learning; classroom management; game-based learning; simulation-based learning; instructional design
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 50301
Depositing User: Janet Hughes
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 09:39
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 22:46
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