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Computational Thinking in Cooperative Games
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, University of Tampa, United States ; , Louisiana Tech University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-61-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Computational thinking (CT) can occur naturally within gameplay, especially within cooperative games. The mechanics of the game, however, influence what opportunities players have for using these skills. This study sought to identify how and when players used CT skills while playing cooperative table-top games to see if certain mechanics of the game seemed to support or hinder their use. Findings suggest that simple mechanics can encourage the use of CT skills because the simplicity provides players with more options per turn, which requires them to use CT skills in order to decide what to do.

Citation

Jacques, L. & Jahanlou, P. (2022). Computational Thinking in Cooperative Games. In E. Langran (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 33-38). San Diego, CA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 16, 2022 from .