Game-related education within mobile learning spheres is a matter of great debate for university students across the globe. It is the case that programming languages often pose a sizeable challenge for university students. This research paper aims to develop a game based learning platform “iPlayCode”, designed to offer a new and exciting method of learning programming language. Xcode 5.0.2 was used to develop the game by using the cocos2d-x development tool and the Adobe Photoshop graphic design tool. In addition, iOS 7.0.3 (11B508) Simulator was used to test the application and the application was deployed in different models of mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad. The application outcomes are presented by a mobile game that teaches programming languages in an easy, attractive and effective way.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation|
|Subtitle of host publication||INFOCOMP 2015|
|Place of Publication||Brussels, Belgium|
|Publisher||International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jun 2015|
|Event||Fifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation - Brussels, Belgium|
Duration: 21 Jun 2015 → 26 Jun 2015
https://www.iaria.org/conferences2015/INFOCOMP15.html (Link to Conference Website)
|Conference||Fifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation|
|Abbreviated title||INFOCOMP 2015|
|Period||21/06/15 → 26/06/15|
Ihnissi, R., & Lu, Z. (2015). An Investigation into Game Based Learning Using High Level Programming Languages. In Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation: INFOCOMP 2015 (pp. 99-104). Brussels, Belgium: International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).