A Maker Approach to Computer Science Education: Lessons Learned from a First-Year University Course

@inproceedings{Svans2015AMA,
  title={A Maker Approach to Computer Science Education: Lessons Learned from a First-Year University Course},
  author={Dag Svan{\ae}s},
  booktitle={Make2Learn@ICEC},
  year={2015}
}
We report from a one-semester introductory course for first-year computer science students where Arduino, robot programming and app development with Processing was used to foster engagement and creativity. The main learning objective for the students was to learn basic hardware and software skills, while at the same time motivating for further computer science courses. The course had a total of 250 university students with two teachers and ten teaching assistants. The major challenges were… CONTINUE READING