From: Kelvin Sung

Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 7:49 PM

To: Kelvin Sung; 'John Nordlinger'

Cc: 'Ivan Lumala'

Subject: Award Number: 15871 - Oct 2007 Progress Report (XNA Based Games-Themed Programming Assignments)

 

Re:       Award Number: 15871: Oct 2007 Progress Report

(XNA Based Games-Themed Programming Assignments)

 

In October 2007 we have accomplished the followings:

 

  1. Presented tutorials at CCSC-NW Conference:
    1. Developing Applications for the XBOX 360 Console. Here is the link to the website that contains all the materials developed for this tutorial.
    2. Program Development With Graphical user Interfaces. Here is the link to the website that contains all the materials developed for this tutorial.

Both of these tutorials were well attended and well received. It is very encouraging that the XBOX 360 tutorial was attended by many of the students at the conference, and the students were motivated and fascinated by the power of XNA. In addition, we were pleasantly surprised by the strong interests from high school CS teachers. This leads us to believe that there are interesting potentials of bringing our results to high schools.

  1. We have applied to and received approval from the University of Washington Human Research Protection Program (IRB). This approval allows us to collect/study/publish results of student learning based on the XNA assignments.
  2. We have finalized all the assessment forms. With the UW IRB approval we have begun collecting data from Mikes BIT 142 and 143.
  3. We have developed the following paper and tutorial proposal to the GDCSE 2008 conference:
    1. K. Sung, M. Panitz, "Developing CS1/2 Programming Assignments on the XBOX 360 Console," Tutorial proposal submitted to GDCSE08, October 2007.
    2. K. Sung, M. Panitz, R. Rosenberg, R. Anderson, "Assessing Game-Themed Programming Assignments for CS1/2 Courses," submitted to GDCSE08, October 2007.
  4. Our two submissions to the SIGCSE 2008 conferences, while both were well received, the following paper was accepted (31% acceptance rate) unfortunately, our panel proposal was unsuccessful. With the encouraging feedback from the reviewers, we are planning on submitting a similar panel proposal to SIGCSE next year.
    1. K. Sung, M. Panitz, S. Wallace, R. Anderson, J. Nordlinger, "Game-Themed Programming Assignments: The Faculty Perspective," submitted to SIGCSE 2008, Sep 2007.