Philip Guo (Phil Guo, Philip J. Guo, Philip Jia Guo, pgbovine)

Older Adults Learning Computer Programming (CACM summary)

I recently published and presented a paper at CHI 2017 (the annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems) called Older Adults Learning Computer Programming: Motivations, Frustrations, and Design Opportunities. This paper won an Honorable Mention award at the conference. Here's a summary of the project.

There is now tremendous momentum behind initiatives to teach computer programming to a broad audience, yet many of these efforts (e.g., Code.org, Scratch, ScratchJr, Alice) target the youngest members of society: K-12 and college students. In contrast, I wanted to study the other end of the age spectrum: how older adults aged 60 and over are now learning to code.

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[Read the rest of this article at the CACM blog]

Created: 2017-05-15
Last modified: 2017-05-15
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