From: Kelvin Sung [KSung@uwb.edu]
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 3:12 PM
To: John Nordlinger
Cc: Ivan Lumala; Kelvin Sung
Subject: Award Number: 15871 - Jan
2008 Progress Report (XNA Based Games-Themed Programming Assignments)
Attachments: SIGCSE Pre-Conference Workshop ...
Award Number: 15871: Jan 2008 Progress
(XNA Based Games-Themed Programming
the past month we have accomplished:
- Journal of Game Development (JOGD): Our submission to
JOGD is accepted! Though with significant reviewers comments. In sum, some
reviewers believe (understandably so), that our work is on-going and thus
is a little too early for Journal publication. However, we agree with the
other reviewers and the editor that even at this early stage there are interesting
aspects and results that are well worth publication. We are currently
working on the revision for the paper.
- In classroom assessment: this is on-going, progresses
well and strong.
- Faculty reviewer: we have recruited an additional
faculty from WSU-Vancouver (Scott Wallace) to be our faculty reviewer.
Professor Wallace is a PI of a NSF sponsored project on building
java-based games engine. Having him on our team significantly increases
the credibility of our results.
- XNA Assignments: we have released all (6) of the
assignments, current waiting on reviews from faculty reviewers.
- An additional XNA assignment: we started review/refine
the framework for the assignment modules. Our approach to this refinement
is by using the framework in designing a new assignment. This last
assignment is on Binary Search Tree. This work is progressing surprisingly
well. The module framework has proven to be well structured such that the
work involved in adding new module is significantly less than previous
ones. This last assignment module is about 80% complete.
- SIGCSE and GDCSE workshop: I worked with Kent Foster
and Marla Ellis on the details of SIGCSE pre-conference workshop and have
proposed a draft schedule (please refer to the attached).
- XNA-based introductory programming class with games: we
have completed the planning for this class and are currently working on
the courseware materials. We plan to institute similar assessment
instruments and collect feedback from students. We hope this work will
turn out to be another SIGCSE paper this coming year.
- Center for G4L: working with colleague from UWS in
articulating/planning for the proposal.