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42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Workshop #W77
CE Offered: BACB
CANCELED: Advanced LiveCode Software Development
Saturday, May 28, 2016
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Vevey 3, Swissotel
Area: EAB; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: William F. Potter, Ph.D.
WILLIAM F. POTTER (California State University, Stanislaus), MICHAEL D. HIXSON (Central Michigan University), RYAN N. REDNER (University of Vermont), KENNETH J. KILLINGSWORTH (Killingsworth Consulting)
Description: This workshop builds on our first workshop which taught the basics of LiveCode, an easy-to-learn software and app development environment. The software is powerful, but uses English-like syntax to create the code powering an application. Many computer and tablet/phone based apps have been developed using this software, and it is ideal for behavior analysts who would like to develop prototypes for applications or for those interested in creating computer programs to conduct research. The software will be provided on a USB drive, as well as a number of completed computer programs for the attendee to dissect or use as needed (source code is provided). This workshop will focus on creating programs; see the first workshop for an introduction to the platform. Attendees should bring a laptop with a USB slot available to be able to use the provided software. No programming experience is necessary, but general familiarity with LiveCode is required (the structure of a stack, cards, and scripts), as is basic knowledge of what a script is and the LiveCode language (the coding language of this software). This may be obtained by attending the first workshop (Basic LiveCode) or by self-study via materials obtained on
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) create functional software to accomplish a task (e.g., MTS, or analyze a transcript); (2) use timing and data gathering abilities and methodologies in LiveCode; (3) understand methodologies for using random functions to implement various schedules of reinforcement; (4) understand more of the functionality of LiveCode for behavioral application and research.
Activities: Instructional strategies include: lecture, hands on creation of computer programs with guidance, and individual instruction on creating customized applications.
Audience: Behavior analysts who would like to use technology to facilitate research or application.
Content Area: Methodology
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Keyword(s): app software, Computer Technology



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