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Measuring flow in programming education

Measuring flow in programming education

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  • M. Zarb

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2011
EditorsGennaro Costagliola, Andrew Ko, Allen Cypher, Jeffrey Nichols, Christopher Scaffidi, Caitlin Kelleher, Brad Myers
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781457712456
StatePublished - 2011


ConferenceIEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing
Abbreviated titleVL/HCC 2011
CountryUnited States
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Programming is a problematic subject to learn due to various factors that impact teaching, learning, and the environment. This research is concerned with creating a suitable measurement which could be used to compare flow levels achieved between weak and strong novice students, where flow is a state of mind where people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. It is expected that this measure would then be used to analyse other issues in programming education and software engineering.

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