Papers and resources

By Chris Douce

A copy of The Psychology of Programming (1990), as edited by Hoc, Green, Samurcay and Gilmore can be found on the information pages which relate to Alan Blackwell's Usability of Programming Languages course which Alan writes about later within this newsletter. Many thanks to Alan for making this resource available. It should be noted that this resource is only for educational and research use, since copyright remains, of course, with the publishers.

Not so long ago I was directed to a paper entitled Scratch: programming for all by Mitchel Resnick et. al., published in the Communications of the ACM

Scratch forms an important part of a new Open University course that is entitled TU100 My Digital Life. Students can make use of Scratch to interface with some physical hardware, enabling students to gain an understanding of both interfacing and how to combine different programming constructs together