From: Kelvin Sung [KSung@uwb.edu]
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 8:56 AM
To: John Nordlinger; Kelvin Sung
Subject: RE: Aug 2008: Progress Report on: XNA CS1-Lab Workbook
Re: XNA CS1-Lab
Workbook: August 2008 Progress Report
August has been productive
and rewarding. We made tremendous progress in the project where at this point,
we are about 75% done with initial draft. In addition, we have completed and
submitted 2 papers, 1 panel proposal, and a workshop to SIGCSE 2009. The
project is moving forward on schedule. Here are some details:
code: done with chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8. We should now go back and
re-implement chapter 1 to include necessary tutorials on MVC model.
and explanation of the examples: we are done with Chapters 5, 6, and 7.
work to be done: we need create a website off our MSR project site
linking these results. This is something we should accomplish ASAP!
writing and conferences: as planned (please
refer to July status report) the following has been submitted to SIGCSE
2009. With SIGCSE’s strict acceptance, we can only keep our fingers
Sung, M. Panitz, R. Rosenberg, J. Nordlinger, "Assessment of CS1/2
Game-Themed Programming Assignments for Faculty," Paper submitted
to SIGCSE 2009, August 2008.
Panitz, K. Sung, R. Rosenberg, "Game Programming in CS0: A Scaffolded
Approach," Paper submitted to SIGCSE 2009, August 2008.
Sung, and M. Panitz, "Developing Game-Themed Assignments: A Guide For
Faculty Without A Background in Graphics or Games," Workshop proposal
submitted to SIGCSE 2009, August 2008.
Lewis, and S. Leutenegger, and M. Panitz, and
K. Sung, and S. Wallace, "Introductory Programming Courses and Computer
Games," Panel proposal submitted to SIGCSE 2009, August 2008.
Development: Kelvin ran into Reed Stevens from UWS Education
department during MSR faculty summit. Reed and Kelvin are discussing more
in-depth assessment of teaching CS1/2 based on our materials. We will
advance beyond simple exam scores and survey questions for evaluating our
on Chapter-1 of the workbook project (MVC), and complete the web-site.
for CCSC-NW conference panel and workshop presentations.
with Reed Stevens to work out detailed assessment plans.