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Sezuti maček - an educational computer game for learning sorting algorithms = selection sort and bubble sort

Ida Femc and Sara Ferlin and Klaudija Humar and Sabina Perenič and Matej Zapušek and Jože Rugelj (2014) Sezuti maček - an educational computer game for learning sorting algorithms = selection sort and bubble sort. In: Mednarodna konferenca Splet izobraževanja in raziskovanja z IKT - SIRikt 2014, 28 May - 30 May 2014, Kranjska Gora.

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    Over the past few years, the presence of game-based learning in Slovenian education has increased significantly. To further such utilization, an educational computer game was made, as a part of project within a computer science didactics class in the 4th year of studies at Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, to help pupils learn and understand sorting algorithms, specifically bubble and selection sort. Both algorithms are introduced to pupils through an entertaining story, that later requires a construction of pseudo codes and tests the pupil’s newly acquired knowledge. The game doesn’t require any prior programming knowledge, which increases its usability and eases the teacher’s incorporation of the game into a structured lesson. This paper presents the production and conceptual development of the game, with a focus on representation of algorithms in a pupil friendly, logical, explanatory and motivational way, as well as on the game itself.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
    Keywords: education, computer game
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    http://www.zrss.si/pdf/Zbornik-SIRIKT2014.pdfAlternative location
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    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Divisions: Department of Mathematics and Computing > Chair of Computing and Didactitics of Computing
    Item ID: 2513
    Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2014 08:45
    Last Modified: 09 Oct 2014 08:45
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2513

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