Motivating programmers via an online community

Henriksen, Poul and Kölling, Michael and McCall, Davin (2010) Motivating programmers via an online community. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 25 (3). pp. 182-196. ISSN 1937-4771. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Motivation is one of the decisive factors in the process of learning to program. This paper describes the Greenfoot Gallery, a project created to increase motivation of beginning programmers. The Greenfoot Gallery is a community driven web site that allows the publication of programming projects created with the Greenfoot environment. In this paper, we especially describe and discuss community communication patterns via commenting on the site, and possible effects of these on student motivation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Programming education, motivation, community, Greenfoot
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Michael Kolling
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 09:49
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2014 16:38
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30701 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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