Fun learning Stagecast Creator: An exercise in minimalism and collaboration

C. Seals, Mary Beth Rosson, John Carroll, T. Lewis, L. Colson

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Abstract

We are attempting to create a cross-generational learning community who will work together to design, construct, and discuss simulations of community topics. The simulations are built with Stagecast Creator, a state-of-the art visual programming environment. As part of this larger project, we have developed minimalist training materials for middle school students. This paper reports a formative evaluation of these training materials, in which groups of students worked together on two related tutorial modules. In general the students were successful in their work with Creator, needing little aid from the experimenters, and showing evidence of enjoyment. Our aim is to develop materials that will attract participation and enable students to spend their free time and play with this environment, and as a by-product of having fun, learn more about visual programming.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 2002 Symposia on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments, HCC 2002
Pages177-186
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event2002 IEEE Symposia on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments, HCC 2002 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Sep 3 2002Sep 6 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 2002 Symposia on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments, HCC 2002

Other

Other2002 IEEE Symposia on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments, HCC 2002
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period9/3/029/6/02

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Seals, C., Rosson, M. B., Carroll, J., Lewis, T., & Colson, L. (2002). Fun learning Stagecast Creator: An exercise in minimalism and collaboration. In Proceedings - IEEE 2002 Symposia on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments, HCC 2002 (pp. 177-186). [1046370] (Proceedings - IEEE 2002 Symposia on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments, HCC 2002). https://doi.org/10.1109/HCC.2002.1046370