Proceedings of the International Conference on Teacher Training and Education 2017 (ICTTE 2017)

Comparative Study between Robomind and Scratch as Programming Assistance Tool in Improving Understanding of The Basic Programming Concepts

Authors
M. Faisal, Rosihan Yuana, Mr Basori
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M. Faisal
Available Online October 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ictte-17.2017.90How to use a DOI?
Keywords
programming tools; scratch; robomind
Abstract

Dull learning, not prioritizing to the learning experience and process that is a teacher-centered learning becomes an obstacle in process of learning. The use of Programming Assistance Tool (PAT) can be a solution to overcome the obstacle. By using PAT, a teacher can create fun activities in the learning process by combining learning activities and playing. Robomind and Scratch are two of many PATs in the world. Both have different programming environments concepts, Robomind is a syntax-based concept, while Scratch is a blockâ€"based concept with a drag-and-drop interface. The purpose of this research is to identify the difference of both PATs in improving understanding of decision making and looping. This research used the quasi-experiment method with nonequivalent control group design. The sampling technique used a random sample with total sampling type. The sample used 49 people who recently studied the basic concepts of programming (novice programmer) at the formal education level. Based on the analysis using the t-Test, it is known that there are differences in ability to improve the understanding of decision making and looping on both PATs. Meanwhile, by using the gain test, it was found that Scratch is slightly superior (low gain difference) than Robomind.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Teacher Training and Education 2017 (ICTTE 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
October 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-411-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ictte-17.2017.90How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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