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Games or Robots? Restoring Excitement to Introductory Computing: 

Games or Robots? Restoring Excitement to Introductory Computing Michael D. Dumont Ian C. Tewksbury Jessica D. Bayliss Rajendra K. Raj

Goals: 

Goals Develop an effective way to interest students. Use existing knowledge to teach new concepts Encourage students to want to learn

Reality and Programming Together (RAPT): 

Reality and Programming Together (RAPT) Replacement sequence for Comp. Sci. 1-3 Used video games as an application domain Accelerated Sequence College Freshmen

NOVA Robotics Program: 

NOVA Robotics Program Lego NXT Robotics Platform 8 day workshop series Self Teaching 6th-12th Grade

Golf-Bot: 

Golf-Bot

Hokey Pokey Bot: 

Hokey Pokey Bot

Advantages of RAPT: 

Advantages of RAPT Low Cost Abstract Concepts High degree of creativity

Disadvantages of RAPT: 

Disadvantages of RAPT Faster paced, more challenging Not self paced Works good if the interest is there

Advantages of NOVA: 

Advantages of NOVA Self Paced NXT-G is simple Easy to teach algorithms Tactile

Disadvantages of NOVA: 

Disadvantages of NOVA Cost increases per student Less creative Abstract concepts are more difficult to teach

Future Work: 

Future Work Run more NOVA Programs (Games and Robots) Attempt to bridge the gap Use robots for older students

Acknowledgements: 

Acknowledgements Rajendra K. Raj, Ian C. Tewksbury, and Jessica D. Bayliss for working on these projects The students in the RAPT and NOVA programs.

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