BYU

Abstract by Sterling Long

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Presenter's Name

Sterling Long

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

Haylee Harison
Reid Bundee

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Department

Computer Science

Faculty Advisor

Frank Jones

Title

Purposeful Gaming

Abstract

Gaming is underutilized in computer science education. One of the main reasons for this is because it is difficult to build engaging and effective games that allow for "hands-on" creativity and problem solving.  We present the Purposeful Gaming Framework - a system that allows developers to simply and effectively create engaging games that require users to learn how to program in order to progress. We believe that such games can help people be more motivated and successful in obtaining an education in computer science.