A Practice on Lego Mindstorms for Computer Science Freshman Experimental Education

Qiang CHEN, Yan TANG, Li LI, Guo-cai YANG, Ming YANG, Zhong XIE, Huai-dong CHEN, Fu-yuan XIAO, Yan-tao LI, Ren-jie HUANG


Computing Essentials is a foundational course that introduces the hardware, software and their operations across the board for the students in computer and related specialties. We introduce some new items such as LEGO mindstorms and App inventor to replace the MS office operation in experimental education. The results on nearly 400 freshmen show that the students pay more attention to this course, and the course reform receives positive evaluations.


Lego Mindstorms, App inventor, Computer science freshman, Experimental education


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