Link between gaming communities in YouTube & computer science

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Playing games has become a permanent part of popular culture, and the number of players keeps increasing. Part of this phenomenon is the act of recording gameplay and sharing the videos creating online gaming communities. We describe different types of gaming videos that intersect with learning computer science (CS). In addition, we looked at the discussions those videos spurred and found a rich interaction with CS topics. Since games can act as an engaging environment for informal learning, we conclude that the gaming community has relevant connections to learning CS and we as the research community should pay more attention to this phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSEDU 2017 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789897582400
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Computer Supported Education - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 21 Apr 201723 Apr 2017
Conference number: 9


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer Supported Education
Abbreviated titleCSEDU


  • Computer science education
  • Game-based learning
  • Informal learning


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