Literate Computing for Computational Thinking

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Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose


Aarhus University


DKK 4,100,000




Semper Ardens: Accelerate


Literate computing lowers the barrier between using software and making software. It is an approach to computing where live computation can be interweaved with traditional media. We ask how tools based on literate computing can enable computational thinking in collaborative activities in education and knowledge work better than traditional tools?


The global push towards computational thinking as a fundamental skill for everyone envisions a future where everyone can express themselves by programming. Yet, using programs and creating programs are today two very different activities, which is a fundamental barrier to the applicability of computational thinking in everyday use of computers.


We have developed a software platform where all software is inherently collaborative, reprogrammable and can be expressed through literate computing. This will serve as a prototype platform for conducting a combination of experimental systems development and participatory design with qualitative field studies and lab studies of literate computing in use.

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