From: Kelvin Sung [KSung@uwb.edu]
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 10:20 PM
To: John Nordlinger
Cc: Ivan Lumala; Kelvin Sung
Subject: RE: Award Number: 15871 - March 2008 Progress Report (XNA Based Games-Themed Programming Assignments)
(Sorry for the typo).
Award Number: 15871:
Feb March 2008
(XNA Based Games-Themed Programming Assignments)
§ G. Orr, K. Sung, B. Wilson, and D. Wolff (Organizer/Moderator), "The Content And Role of The Computer Graphics Course in Small Liberal Arts Colleges," Submitted Panel Proposal to CCSC-NW 2008 Conference, March, 2008.
§ M. Panitz, and K. Sung, "Incrementally Incorporating Video Games Into Instruction Using XNA Game-Themed Assignments," Submitted Tutorial Proposal to CCSC-NW 2008 Conference, March, 2008.
§ Continue assessments of using the XNA Game-Themed Assignments in existing CS1/2 classes. Last quarter we have collected results from teaching the courses using only console assignments. This quarter we are teaching both CS1 and CS2 using the game-themed assignments. In all cases we are collecting assessment results. This information is very exciting! We believe SIGCSE audiences will be very interested in these results.
§ Introductory course programming course based on games: M. Panitz is teaching this course for the CSS program in Spring term. We have designed a careful assessment program to understand students’ background, interests, expectations, and eventually satisfactions. On the academic side, we have designed pre- and post- tests. We will definitely summarize the results from this class and write this up over the summer. This should be an interesting SIGCSE paper.