On 19 Mar 2011, at 09:55, Stefano Federici wrote:
what I claim is the easiest programming environment ever designed so
Er, yes. You might need to restrict what you mean by
'programming' ..... I regard using spreadsheets as programming. But
Scratch is very good at its job, to be sure.
I take it then that you're trying to out-do Scratch.
Does this sound reasonable?
Yes, it's probably the best you can do. I think the worst threat to
generalisability is probably the risk of 'experimenter effect', where
the students do better in the group that you want to do better. I
don't know how to minimise that risk. If Sally Fincher or Mark Guzdial
is listening, or anyone else with a good knowledge of these issues, I
hope they'll join in.
Good luck! Make sure to tell us how it goes.
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