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Wednesday, April 25 • 12:25 - 12:50
Open Education with MOOCs about programming for kids

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Programming is considered as an essential skill in the 21st century. Visual programming languages and age-appropriate development environments allow an easy entry into this field. Nevertheless, it is very challenging to bring those skills in a very short time frame to schools and to the school children itself. Therefore, Graz University of Technology started a Massive Open Online Course named “Learning to code: Programming with Pocket Code” aiming to allow children and teenagers to learn essential programming skills just online within 5 weeks. Of course, teachers can also use the course to acquire knowledge or improve their coding skills. Each single learning content has been defined as Open Educational Resource (OER), allowing the reuse in different learning scenarios and school classrooms.

In this research work, the MOOC is presented with reference to the course structure and the creation of age-appropriate content. First conclusions can be drawn from the behaviour of the learners and their results, which are discussed in this work. Additionally, follow-up projects showed the reuse of the open content in an open learning scenario and how other educators use the course. It can be concluded, that opening educational content helps to train multipliers in a fast and effective way.


Maria Grandl

Graz University of Technology

Stefan Janisch

Graz University of Technology

Wolfgang Slany

Graz University of Technology

Wednesday April 25, 2018 12:25 - 12:50 CEST
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