Introductory programming in a web context

de Raadt, Michael (2010) Introductory programming in a web context. In: ACE 2010: 12th Australasian Computing Education Conference, 18-22 Jan 2010, Brisbane, Australia.

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A number of studies have recognised the benefits of using a context or theme consistently throughout an introductory programming course. Examples of contexts in which programming is related and taught include micro-worlds, robotics, games and media computation. Such contexts bring relevance to the content of programming courses. In this paper, a Web context is proposed and described. This context has been successfully used in an introductory programming course and received a positive student response..

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Additional Information: Copyright © 2010, Australian Computer Society, Inc. This paper appeared at the Twelfth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2010), Brisbane, Australia. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (CRPIT), Vol. 103. Tony Clear and John Hamer, Eds. Reproduction for academic, not-for-profit purposes permitted provided this text is included.
Depositing User: Mr Michael de Raadt
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2010 02:20
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2014 05:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: introductory programming; context; Web; robotics; micro-worlds; games
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080505 Web Technologies (excl. Web Search)
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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