Enhancing K-12 education with Alice programming adventures

Journal Article

This paper describes the integration of the Alice 3D virtual worlds environment into many disciplines in elementary school, middle school and high school. We have developed a wide range of Alice instructional materials including tutorials for both computer science concepts and animation concepts. To encourage the building of more complicated worlds, we have developed template Alice classes and worlds. With our materials, teachers and students are exposed to computing concepts while using Alice to create projects, stories, games and quizzes. These materials were successfully used in the summers 2008 and 2009 in training and working with over 130 teachers. Copyright 2010 ACM.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rodger, SH; Bashford, M; Dyck, L; Hayes, J; Liang, L; Nelson, D; Qin, H

Published Date

  • August 6, 2010

Published In

  • Iticse'10 Proceedings of the 2010 Acm Sigcse Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education

Start / End Page

  • 234 - 238

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1145/1822090.1822156

Citation Source

  • Scopus