A web based tool for novice programmers: Interaction in use

Donmez O. , Inceoglu M. M.

International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2008), Perugia, İtalya, 30 Haziran - 03 Temmuz 2008, cilt.5072, ss.530-540 identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 5072
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/978-3-540-69839-5_39
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Perugia
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İtalya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.530-540


This paper represents a web based tool model for novice programmers. It is a well known fact that, because of its abstract nature, programming is perceived to be hard amongst novice learners. Aim of this web based tool is to make students feel more comfortable with programming and overcome the abstractness. While designing this software we took the results of recent studies' into consideration to promote the effectiveness, such as getting learner inputs as code and variable values and giving representations of code and variables as learning aids. What is new to this software is placing learners into a more effective role. With this software learners are no more passive viewers of floating graphics, but active "simulators" of their very own code and inputs. With this software, learners simulate the "notional machine" behind the screen. In this paper we will be giving details about the model along with its potential uses.