The Lugano Computing Education Resarch Lab
Luce is a research lab at the Software Institute of USI in Lugano, Switzerland. Our research, teaching, and service is related to computing education, with a specific focus on learning to program.
What we are up to
What we produced

Our research connects programming languages and computing education. We design tools and approaches, conduct studies, teach at all levels of the university, contribute to textbooks, and help in teacher education. Here are some of our current favorites:

Expression Tutor

Understand Expressions as Trees

Notional Machine Collection

Pedagogic Devices for Teaching Programming


Turn Misconceptions into Learning Opportunities


Problem Decomposition with Graphics