• Abuah, C., Schilder, D., Sherman, M., & Martin, F. (2018). The tablet game: an embedded assessment for measuring students’ programming skill in app inventor. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 33(6), 9–21.
  • Martin, F. and Ni, L. (2017). Middle School Pathways in Computer Science, chapter in Massachusetts K–12 Computer Science Curriculum Guide, Stanton, J. and Harunani, F., eds. EDC, Waltham, MA. Distributed at
  • Ni, L., & Martin, F. (2017). Creating Socially Relevant Mobile Apps: Infusing Computing into Middle School Curricula in Two School Districts. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning. Philadelphia, PA: International Society of the Learning Sciences. PDF.
  • Ni, L., Harunani, F., & Martin, F. (2017). Empowering middle school students to create data-enabled social apps. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 32(6), 88-100.
  • Lijun Ni, Diane Schilder, Mark Sherman, and Fred Martin. (2016). Computing with a community focus: outcomes from an app inventor summer camp for middle school students. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 31(6), June 2016, p. 82–89.
  • Ni, L., Sherman, M., Schilder, D., and Martin, F. (2016). Computing with a Community Focus: An App Inventor Summer Camp for Middle School Students. Poster presented at Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education. ACM, 2016. See abstract at, and poster PDF.


Theses and Dissertations

  • Sherman, Mark Andrew. (2017). Detecting Student Progress during Programming Activities by Analyzing Edit Operations on their Blocks-Based Programs. PhD dissertation, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Order No. 1929235847.  Github document release.
  • Harunani, Farzeen. (2016). AppVis: Enabling Data-Rich Apps in App Inventor. Master’s thesis, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Order No. 10409025.