ScriptABLE: Supporting informal learning with cases

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Abstract

Informal learning resources have the potential to reach millions of currently underserved learners teaching themselves about the basics of computing using the Web, example code, peer networks, books, and other materials. In this paper, we investigate the effectiveness of case-based learning aids (CBLAs) as a resource to scaffold informal education in scripting for web and graphic design. We present the design of a new CBLA called ScriptABLE and outline initial evaluation results with respect to its ability to foster both programming ability and more expert understanding of computing concepts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICER'11 - Proceedings of the ACM SIGCSE 2011 International Computing Education Research Workshop
Pages69-76
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Computing Education Research Workshop, ICER 2011 - Providence, RI, United States
Duration: Aug 8 2011Aug 9 2011

Publication series

NameICER'11 - Proceedings of the ACM SIGCSE 2011 International Computing Education Research Workshop

Conference

Conference7th International Computing Education Research Workshop, ICER 2011
CountryUnited States
CityProvidence, RI
Period8/8/118/9/11

Keywords

  • end-user programmers
  • informal computing education
  • web/graphic design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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