de Raadt, Michael and Watson, Richard and Toleman, Mark (2003) Language tug-of-war: industry demand and academic choice. In: ACE 2003: 5th Australasian Computing Education Conference, 4-7 Feb 2003, Adelaide, Australia.
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This paper seeks to inform instructors responsible for designing introductory programming courses within a university setting. In particular, guidelines for choosing programming languages to be taught are presented. Information relevant to instructors of later programming courses is also presented. We ask the question: 'are instructors of introductory programming courses wanting to teach industry demanded languages and if so, are they choosing the correct languages?' The guidelines produced to answer this question are based on a census of introductory programming teaching in Australian universities, coupled with a survey of employer demand based on newspaper job advertisements.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Copyright © 2002, Australian Computer Society, Inc. This paper appeared at the Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2003), Adelaide, Australia. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 20. Tony Greening and Raymond Lister, Eds. Reproduction for academic, not-for profit purposes provided this text is included|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||programming languages; teaching; industry demand|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330200 Curriculum Studies > 330299 Curriculum Studies not elsewhere classified|
|Depositing User:||Mrs Rae Jones|
|Date Deposited:||04 Jul 2009 09:07|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:17|
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