Designing a community to support long-term interest in programming for middle school children

Kyle J. Harms, Jordana H. Kerr, Michelle Ichinco, Mark Santolucito, Alexis Chuck, Terian Koscik, Mary Chou, Caitlin L. Kelleher
2012 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children - IDC '12  
To facilitate long-term engagement in programming for middle school children, we developed the Looking Glass Community. The Community includes both a website and integrated access to community resources within the novice programming environment, Looking Glass. We discuss how we designed the Community to support engagement by providing a source for initial ideas, support for learning new skills, positive feedback, and role models.
doi:10.1145/2307096.2307152 dblp:conf/acmidc/HarmsKISCKCK12 fatcat:bfakct57gfe5zixx3rotqpgomm