Typeblocking : keyboard integration with block programming in StarLogo Nova
Keyboard integration with block programming in StarLogo Nova
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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Block programming acts as an elementary introduction to computer programming for children and teenagers. There are clear benefits to using the graphical representation of code in the form of blocks, but the dragging and dropping mechanism may begin to feel tedious for users who are more experienced with the system. In addition, the large library of blocks may seem overwhelming to novices who have just begun familiarizing themselves with the language. This thesis will cover typeblocking, a feature that integrates the keyboard with block programming and translates user text input to blocks, and how it improves the experience of coding in a block programming environment like StarLogo Nova.
This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Thesis: M. Eng. in Computer Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2019Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-64).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.