Introductory programming in a web context

de Raadt, Michael (2010) Introductory programming in a web context. In: 12th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2010) , 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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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2010, Australian Computer Society, Inc. Copying for academic, not-for-profit purposes permitted provided this text is included.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2010 02:20
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2015 04:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: introductory programming; context; Web; robotics; micro-worlds; games
Fields of Research : 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: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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