Can Roblox be educational?
Yes Roblox can be educational, especially when learned through coding courses and Roblox coding camps! Coding with Roblox Studio provides a way for anyone to be creative and build their skills as they create a fun game. Using the power of creativity, students can build games while learning real coding skills. Anyone from beginner to expert can build a game.
Does Roblox teach coding?
Yes Roblox is a great tool for teaching coding. By coding with Roblox Studio students can create projects even if they have never used a gaming platform before. Roblox also provides many sample projects to inspire creativity and new game development. We do recommend young students learn block based coding such as Scratch first before taking on Roblox. Older students however can begin with our free Roblox class.
My kid loves Roblox and wants to learn Roblox coding, how should we get started?
Roblox coding is a great way to keep students interested and while learning important coding skills. Depending on the age of the students and prior coding experience, there are two classes consider as the starting point - Beginner Roblox Game Coding for grades 3-8, and Coding with Roblox Studio in Lua (which is this class) for grades 6 and above.
If your child is new to coding, he/she should start with Scratch Coding, then do Beginner Roblox Game Coding.
Beginner Roblox Game Coding uses block based coding and it is much more intuitive for younger students to learn. Coding with Roblox Studio in Lua uses Lua, a text based scripting languages. Both classes uses Roblox Studio, the official platform for developing Roblox Games.
For students who are interested in Coding with Roblox Studio in Lua, we highly recommend students learn Python coding first to gain foundational knowledge on text based coding first. It will help them learn Coding with Roblox Studio in Lua a lot more effectively as well.
In summery, the ideal learning path for students who are new to coding and are 6th grades or younger is:
Higher grade students can start with Python coding and then Coding with Roblox Studio in Lua.
Is Roblox coding hard?
What type of coding does Roblox use?
Roblox uses the easy-to-learn programming language Lua. This language is used often in game and web design. Lua can be embedded into other programs like games.