A collaborative game to Learn the Basics of Computer Programming by manipulating Tangible Objects on an Interactive Table or on a Tablet (TurtleTablet)

Date: 02/2016 - 02/2023
Funding: Autres
Call: IUT laval
URL: https://turtletablet.univ-lemans.fr

Best Serious Game at the European Conference on Game Based Learning (ECGBL)

category “games installed on devices”

(4/32 games rewarded)


Our research objective is to design Human-Computer interactions that enhance enhance collaboration among students.
We therefore compared several test versions of TurtleTablet with different interaction modes:des élèves testent l'application sur tous ses supports

  • Interactions tactiles sur table interactive
  • Objets tangibles sur table interactive
  • Interactions tactiles sur tablette
  • Objets tangibles sur tablette
  • Interactions clavier-souris sur ordinateur

The experimentations lead with more than 100 middle school students in France show that the versions with interactive objects (on interactive table et on tablets) clearly help the students collaborate and help each other.

We are currently experimenting on a wider scale. If you wish to use TurtleTablet in your class, contact iza.marfisi@univ-lemans.fr.


TurtleTablet was initially designed for middle school students but it can be used by anyone who wants to learn the basics of computer programming.

This application is available on PlayStore.


More information the project’s website : https://turtletablet.univ-lemans.fr/en/

Article on the Univertity website (French), July 2020