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Sun 22 - Fri 27 October 2017 Vancouver, Canada
Mon 23 Oct 2017 09:00 - 09:30 at Kensington - Tools and Techniques Chair(s): Joe Gibbs Politz

The authors present the results of a simple usability test performed on [removed for peer review], an innovative tool aimed at letting students explore programming. The system offers an interactive environment where students can learn, review, and practice programming independently or through step-by-step instruction. Students in Information Technology, Computer Science, and Information Systems were surveyed. The findings show that students have interest in this tool, whereas some groups find this tool more interesting and useful. The findings will help refine the user interface for the next phase of testing which include changes for simplicity, usability and expanded topic content. Overall the survey on [removed for peer review] in its current design phase seem more useful for IT and CS majors, however significant changes are still needed.