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Issue No.01 - Jan.-Feb. (2013 vol.33)
pp: 70-74
Gitta Domik , University of Paderborn
Stephan Arens , University of Paderborn
Peter Stilow , University of Paderborn
Hauke Friedrich , Gymnasium Delbrück
ABSTRACT
In a workshop, high school students built a virtual world for a car-racing game. The prerequisites were math—rather than programming—skills; instructional scaffolding (OpenGL templates and tutors) aided students through their programming tasks. This workshop was an alternative to other measures (for example, Microsoft's recent campaign) to get high school students interested in computer science.
INDEX TERMS
Computer science education, VIrtual environments, Games, computer graphics, computer science education, computer graphics education, secondary education, virtual worlds, computer games, OpenGL
CITATION
Gitta Domik, Stephan Arens, Peter Stilow, Hauke Friedrich, "Helping High Schoolers Move the (Virtual) World", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.33, no. 1, pp. 70-74, Jan.-Feb. 2013, doi:10.1109/MCG.2013.6
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