A Virtual Robot to support Programming Learning

Conference: ISR 2018 - 50th International Symposium on Robotics
06/20/2018 - 06/21/2016 at München, Germany

Proceedings: ISR 2018

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Aparicio, Joao Tiago (Insituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), ISCTE-IUL, Portugal)
Aparicio, Manuela (Insituto Universitario de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal)
Costa, Carlos J. (ISEG (Lisbon School of Economics and Management), Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)

Computer programming is a valuable skill. But learning programming is sometimes difficult, time-consuming, and even frustrating. In this context, there is a need for new approaches to help in the process of learning programming. Here it is presented a possible solution. This solution is a progressive system, based on a virtual robot, supported in a generic and portable language. Those features allow answering to some needs. First, the virtual robot allows a certain level of result tangibility. Then, the use implementation as a progressive system allows for the support of the learning process. Finally, use of a generic and portable language allows for the installation of the system on many platforms.