Program animation

Leading team

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.

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Link to project website