Comparative Study between Robomind and Scratch as Programming Assistance Tool in Improving Understanding of The Basic Programming Concepts
- 10.2991/ictte-17.2017.90How to use a DOI?
- programming tools; scratch; robomind
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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TY - CONF AU - M. Faisal AU - Rosihan Yuana AU - Mr Basori PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - Comparative Study between Robomind and Scratch as Programming Assistance Tool in Improving Understanding of The Basic Programming Concepts BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Teacher Training and Education 2017 (ICTTE 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 787 EP - 797 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ictte-17.2017.90 DO - 10.2991/ictte-17.2017.90 ID - Faisal2017/10 ER -