Jarod Fong and I chose to evaluate The Hour of Code with our students and against the principles of multimedia learning.
What we discovered is that Hour of Code is a very well designed website that allows students to interact with the world of coding. As a resource, it is geared to all levels of coders from novice to expert. The website was carefully constructed and appears to apply many of the principles of multimedia learning. Various supports are offered to both students and teachers throughout the website, from tutorial activities to embedded videos.
Have you tried the Hour of Code with your students? The website remains available for use, and is an excellent starting place to introduce the language of code to your students.
We’d like to share our evaluation of this resource with you here:
Link to our pdf: Hour of Code Evaluation