Prof. Mordechai Ben-Ari
Erkki Sutinen, PhD (University of Eastern Finland)
Postdocs and students
Ronit Ben-Bassat Levy, PhD
Niko Myller, PhD
Andres Moreno, PhD
The Jeliot program animation system was developed in collaboration with the University of Joensuu in Finland. I supervised extensive research on Jeliot. Two results (a comprehensive survey is given in the article below): (a) learning was improved because the animation provided a better vocabulary for discussing programs; (b) some teachers have dissonant reactions to the tool based on their lack of perceived behavior control and their anxiety at the loss of centrality in the classroom.
- M. Ben-Ari, R. Bednarik, R. Ben-Bassat Levy, G. Ebel, A. Moreno, N. Myller, E. Sutinen. A decade of research and development on program animation: The Jeliot experience.Journal of Visual Languages and Programming 22 (2011) 375-384.