Using an Interactive Narrative App on Object Oriented Programming to Teach and Interest Students in Coding

dc.contributor.advisorFendt, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorDadson, Micah
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholar.en_US
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-21T13:09:17Z
dc.date.available2021-05-21T13:09:17Z
dc.date.copyright2021
dc.date.issued2021-05-21
dc.description.abstractCentral to learning is attention, and students are more likely to engage with material if interested in it. Learning games are a popular method to encourage engagement. We designed a narrative learning game that targets middle school girls to teach and interest them in OOP. Because many students report difficulty with first time exposure to OOP, we thought it important to make learning more accessible. The narrative framework of our game serves not only to entertain, but to provide a rich medium via which our subjects can learn. Due to scheduling difficulties, we altered our demographic to the general student population. Nonetheless, we found that most subjects were entertained by Narrate, that many had an increased interest in computer science, and that Narrate was effective in teaching various OOP concepts. This validates the use of narrative games to teach OOP.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/11313
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dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.subjectInteractive narrative learning games.en_US
dc.subjectTeaching object oriented programming.en_US
dc.subjectInteresting students in computer science.en_US
dc.titleUsing an Interactive Narrative App on Object Oriented Programming to Teach and Interest Students in Codingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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