game-based learning

game-based learning as an approach for teaching kids how to program

references

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links

[18] Pex4Fun, http://www.pexforfun.com
[19] Hello Ruby Website, http://www.helloruby.com/ 
[20] Hello Ruby Kickstarter, https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lindaliukas/hello-ruby
[21] Article on gamification, http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1337/gamification-game-based-learning-serious-games-any-difference
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