Designing for deeper learning in a blended computer science course for middle school students

@article{Grover2015DesigningFD,
  title={Designing for deeper learning in a blended computer science course for middle school students},
  author={Shuchi Grover and Roy D. Pea and Stephen Cooper},
  journal={Computer Science Education},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={199 - 237}
}
The focus of this research was to create and test an introductory computer science course for middle school. Titled “Foundations for Advancing Computational Thinking” (FACT), the course aims to prepare and motivate middle school learners for future engagement with algorithmic problem solving. FACT was also piloted as a seven-week course on Stanford’s OpenEdX MOOC platform for blended in-class learning. Unique aspects of FACT include balanced pedagogical designs that address the cognitive… 
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