Experience in Teaching Object-Oriented Concepts to First Year Students with Diverse Backgrounds

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Title Experience in Teaching Object-Oriented Concepts to First Year Students with Diverse Backgrounds
Author Blumenstein, Michael Myer
Publication Title Proceedings ITCC 2004 International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing
Editor Pradip K. Srimani et al
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Los Alamitos,CA, USA
Publisher IEEE Computer Society
Abstract This paper describes the experiences in coordinating a first year programming course at Griffith University since Semester 1, 2000. In this time, the course structure and content have evolved to implement and evaluate an "objects-as-needed" approach to first year programming with the recent return to an "objects-early" approach. A variety of assessment strategies have also been employed in order to maximize student-learning outcomes. The success of the revised course has continuously been measured by evaluating student feedback and performance. Finally, a focus group-based strategy of evaluation was adopted to determine students' attitudes to the most recently implemented changes.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITCC.2004.1286550
Copyright Statement Copyright 2004 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
ISBN 0-7695-2108-8
Conference name ITCC 2004
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Date From 2004-04-05
Date To 2004-04-07
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/2114
Date Accessioned 2005-03-30
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Subject PRE2009-Curriculum Studies: Science Education
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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