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Teaching Introductory Programming as an Online Game

@inproceedings{Leong2011TeachingIP,
  title={Teaching Introductory Programming as an Online Game},
  author={Benedict Wilfred Leong and Zi Han Koh and Ali Razeen},
  year={2011}
}
This paper describes how we successfully built a“game layer” over a traditional Scheme-based introductory programming module, by adding a game storyline and introducing game mechanics like experience points and achievements as rewards for completing assignments. In the process, we also introduced a feed-based system to allow students to discuss their assignments with the teaching staff in a conversational manner, and a self-paced learning system called Paths, which allows students to do auto… Expand

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