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Title: Hand-crafted programming objects and visual perception
Authors: Smith, AC
Keywords: Programming
Computer literacy
Programming languages
Visual perception skills
Physical programming environment
Hand-crafted programming objects
IST-Africa 2009 Conference Proceedings
Issue Date: May-2009
Publisher: IST-Africa 2009 Conference Proceedings
Citation: Smith, AC. 2009. Hand-crafted programming objects and visual perception. IST-Africa 2009 Conference and Exhibition. Kampala, Uganda, 6 - 8 May 2009, pp 7
Abstract: Novice programmers on the fringe of mainstream computer programming face a number of obstacles such as computer literacy and mastering the programming language syntax. Two programming environments currently available are briefly discussed as examples of attempts at assisting the novice programmer. These environments address the obstacle of the programming syntax, but not of computer literacy. However, a tangible programming environment can help the novice programmer overcome the computer literacy obstacle. Good visual perceptual skills is one of the requirements to be a successful tangible programmer. A quantitative test developed for measuring certain aspects of visual perception skills as appropriate to tangible programming is presented. The results of a pilot test are given
Description: IST-Africa 2009 Conference Proceedings
URI: www.IST-Africa.org/Conference2009
ISBN: 978-1-905824-11-3
Appears in Collections:Human factors
ICT in education, youth, gender
General science, engineering & technology

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