ACE will be hosting one workshop in 2020. The workshop will be scheduled for Thursday 6 Feb.
Enhancing CS1 with Mobile Apps
Ivaylo Ilinkin and Sunghee Kim, Gettysburg College
- Ivaylo Ilinkin is an Associate Professor in Computer Science. His research interests include human-computer interaction, computer graphics, and computer science education with particular focus on innovative pedagogical approaches at the CS1 and CS2 level.
- Sunghee Kim is an Associate Professor in Computer Science. Her research interests include human-computer interaction, computer graphics, and visualization.
This workshop will introduce an Android library that is designed to fit seamlessly in a
traditional CS1 course and to provide an opportunity for instructors to introduce the fundamental computer science concepts in fun and creative ways. During the workshop the participants will build apps of various levels of complexity ranging from Hello World-like apps that can be used in the first week to simple board games that incorporate advanced programming constructs at the end of the semester. No knowledge of Android and event-driven programming is required to use the library, yet students are able to create apps that run on mobile devices using only CS1 constructs. The intended audience is college and high school instructors teaching CS1. Support code, documentation and examples are at http://www.cs.gettysburg.edu/~ilinkin/cs1android