Make world, a collaborative platform to develop computational thinking and STEAM

Mariluz Guenaga, Iratxe Mentxaka, Pablo Garaizar, Andoni Eguiluz, Sergi Villagrasa, Isidro Navarro

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The demand for computer programming professionals in STEAMrelated areas has rocketed in the last decade. Initiatives such as the Hour of Code or CodeWeek take advantage of online platforms like Code.org to reach millions of students through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. Despite the excellent curricular design of Code.org courses, we believe that learners could benefit from a platform where they can create their own programming challenges that can be shared, assessed and remixed by the rest of the users. We named this platform Make World (http://makeworld.eu). After more than one year of use, we studied how students and teachers used this tool to propose and solve learning activities where computational thinking and STEAM skills are developed at the same time. This paper describes the main characteristics of Make World and analyses the use and piloting phase where more than 500 students of primary education have participated to measure the impact of Make World in their learning. The result of this analysis provides a better understanding of the difficulties students face when using a technological platform for STEAM and computational thinking education.

Idioma originalAnglès
Títol de la publicacióLearning and Collaboration Technologies
Subtítol de la publicacióTechnology in Education - 4th International Conference, LCT 2017 Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Proceedings
EditorsPanayiotis Zaphiris, Andri Ioannou
EditorSpringer Verlag
Pàgines50-59
Nombre de pàgines10
ISBN (imprès)9783319585147
DOIs
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 2017
Esdeveniment4th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
Durada: 9 de jul. 201714 de jul. 2017

Sèrie de publicacions

NomLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volum10296 LNCS
ISSN (imprès)0302-9743
ISSN (electrònic)1611-3349

Conferència

Conferència4th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2017, held as part of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2017
País/TerritoriCanada
CiutatVancouver
Període9/07/1714/07/17

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