RoBlock – Web App for Programming Learning




programming learning, programming teaching, student-centered learning, E-Robotics, visual programming language


One of the major challenges related to teaching programming and algorithmics to amateur students is the time spent to explain a language’s syntax. Also, students who undertake computer programming may find problems that hinder their understanding of concepts and the development of their problem-solving and programming skills. This paper presents the results of an experimental approach that evaluated the interaction of a group of Colombian students with a Web solution within the context of Mobile Robotics to learn programming and algorithmics. The designed Web App is oriented towards autodidactic learning by using Visual Blocks Programming through five interactive modules that include concepts to be learned by students such as the following: variables, sensors, conditionals, cycles, and functions. The solution is designed to present virtual scenarios for Mobile Robotics. This proposal was evaluated with middle school students from the Colombian education system and was compared to the results obtained using Scratch as a reference tool.

Author Biographies

Pedro Guillermo Feijoo Garcia, Universidad El Bosque

Program of Systems Engineering, Assistant Professor

Fernando De la Rosa, Universidad de los Andes

Systems and Computing Engineering Department, Associate Professor




How to Cite

Feijoo Garcia, P. G., & De la Rosa, F. (2016). RoBlock – Web App for Programming Learning. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 11(12), pp. 45–53.