Evaluation of Block-Based and Text-Based Coding

  • Péter Bernát ELTE IK
Keywords: teaching programming, block-based coding, text-based coding, interview

Abstract

Beginner programmers usually have difficulties in creating syntactically correct programs. Some cases it is facilitated by features that help to enter text code, and in other cases by block-based programming that replaces conventional text-based coding. In my article, by comparing and evaluating the two possible types of coding, I prove that it is easier for beginners to learn block-based programming, but advanced programming requires transition to text-based coding. This will also be confirmed by three interviews with IT teachers. Then, I will point out that transition is possible within the same programming area and I will refer to my interviewees' experiences with the transition.

Published
2020-12-15
How to Cite
Bernát, P. (2020). Evaluation of Block-Based and Text-Based Coding. Central-European Journal of New Technologies in Research, Education and Practice, 2(2), 15-25. https://doi.org/10.36427/CEJNTREP.2.2.471
Section
Scientific Papers