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MSU researchers developing storytelling as way to help teach computing skills

September 11, 2017View for printing

Researchers at Montana State University have begun an interdisciplinary project to use storytelling - an important part of American Indian tradition - to engage American Indian and other middle school students with computer science.

The project, which formally began in August after the researchers received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, will use a graphical computer program called Alice that allows students to craft stories by animating people, animals and objects in virtual worlds using a drag-and-drop interface and intuitive programming language.

by Marshall Swearingen, MSU News Service ... ting-skills
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