To expand on Wing’s definition of computational thinking (Wing, 2006), computational
participation is then defined as the ability to solve problems, design systems,
and understand human behavior in the context of computing not as an individualistic
act but as a communal practice that allows for participation in networked communities.
[The] impetus to share and connect with others
through code is characteristic of a wider shift toward
computational participation. Whereas computational
thinking uses an algorithmic lens toward problem
solving, computational participation extends this
thinking beyond the individual to integrate social
networks and digital tools in a networked society. It
is not simply a matter of figuring out problems but
creating content as a means of finding and connecting
with other adolescents and like-minded
The tool must allow for a wide range of projects, let users tap into elements of personal experience and populär culture, and let them design and develop programs that are unique and represent their own interests and backgrounds.
von Yasmin B. Kafai, Quinn Burkeim Buch Connected Code (2014) im Text From Scratch to Remix auf Seite 55