Explorotron: An IDE Extension for Code Exploration and Learning

Explorotron is a Visual Studio Code (VS Code) extension that is designed to help students learn from arbitrary JavaScript code examples by providing different interactive views or so-called study lenses each focusing on different aspects of the code. The individual study lenses are based on computing education research and follow best practices such as the PRIMM methodology, a peel-away design or an environment closely resembling a professional programming environment to support skill transfer. Throughout our demonstration, multiple study lenses will be presented to illustrate how students can learn about different aspects of arbitrary sample code.

The Explorotron extension can be downloaded from the official Visual Studio Marketplace: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=YoshiMalaise.explorotron

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Status: Ongoing

Start Date: 01-07-2023