Mathematics Faculty Scholarship

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Proceedings Of The Sigcse Technical Symposium On Computer Science Education


ACM New York, NY, USA


JKarelRobot, Software Tool


We introduce a new software tool, JKarelRobot, for supporting an Inside/Out pedagogy in introductory programming courses. Extending the original conception of "Karel the Robot", with Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives as a guiding principle, we have provided a mechanism for designing exercises that are cognitively appropriate to the developmental levels of our students. JKarelRobot is platform independent (written in Java) and language/paradigm independent, supporting Pascal, Java, and Lisp style environments.

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Buck, D., and D. J. Stucki. "Jkarelrobot: A Case Study In Supporting Levels Of Cognitive Development In The Computer Science Curriculum." Proceedings Of The Sigcse Technical Symposium On Computer Science Education (2001): 16-20.




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