Five years of game programming outreach: understanding student differences

@inproceedings{Lakanen2014FiveYO,
  title={Five years of game programming outreach: understanding student differences},
  author={Antti-Jussi Lakanen and Ville Isom{\"o}tt{\"o}nen and Vesa Lappalainen},
  booktitle={SIGCSE},
  year={2014}
}
This paper presents lessons learned from five years of teaching a five-day game design and programming outreach course. The course was offered in summer time and targeted at middle and high school students. In total, 462 youngsters have taken part in 21 course instances. We describe our course concept, and discuss our successes and challenges. In particular, we focus on understanding our student populations by presenting descriptives and statistics of the events, and performing a statistical… CONTINUE READING

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