A First-in-Class Block-Based Programming Language Distance Calculation

  1. Luis-Eduardo Imbernón Cuadrado 1
  2. Ángeles Manjarrés Riesco 2
  3. Félix de la Paz López 2
  1. 1 Hipoo, Madrid, Spain
  2. 2 Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain
Bio-inspired Systems and Applications: from Robotics to Ambient Intelligence: 9th International Work-Conference on the Interplay Between Natural and Artificial Computation, IWINAC 2022, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, May 31 – June 3, 2022, Proceedings, Part II
  1. José Manuel Ferrández Vicente (dir. congr.)
  2. José Ramón Alvarez Sánchez (dir. congr.)
  3. Félix de la Paz López (dir. congr.)
  4. Hojjat Adeli

Publisher: Springer Suiza

ISBN: 978-3-031-06527-9

Year of publication: 2022

Pages: 423-432

Type: Book chapter


Due to the rising interest in Computer Science (CS) in primary school, block-based programming languages have gained much significance. Within this article, we provide a first insight of our research into the identification of help needs of primary school children, when they are performing Scratch exercises. A first-in-class distance calculation method has been defined that takes into account the block-based programming languages idiosyncrasy.