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2017 IEEE Virtual Reality Workshop on K-12 Embodied Learning through Virtual & Augmented Reality (KELVAR) (2017)
Los Angeles, CA, USA
March 19, 2017 to March 19, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-5386-1893-6
pp: 1-6
Francisco R. Ortega , Florida International University, Miami, USA
Santiago Bolivar , Florida International University, Miami, USA
Jonathan Bernal , Florida International University, Miami, USA
Alain Galvan , Florida International University, Miami, USA
Katherine Tarre , Florida International University, Miami, USA
Naphtali Rishe , Florida International University, Miami, USA
Armando Barreto , Florida International University, Miami, USA
ABSTRACT
We propose a 3D Virtual Programming Language to provide an interactive tool for beginners and intermediate students. We believe that the direction of our research will help increase the recruitment and retention of women in CS. We developed an initial prototype and surveyed students to determine the figures that work best. Our results show that it is hard for CS students to provide clear 3D representations for programming concepts in some instances yet we were able to derive some common figures.
INDEX TERMS
H.5.1 [Multimedia Information Systems]: Augmented reality—Mixed Reality, K.3.2 [Computer and Information Science Education]: Computer Science Education—
CITATION

F. R. Ortega et al., "Towards a 3D Virtual Programming Language to increase the number of women in computer science education," 2017 IEEE Virtual Reality Workshop on K-12 Embodied Learning through Virtual & Augmented Reality (KELVAR), Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2017, pp. 1-6.
doi:10.1109/KELVAR.2017.7961558
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