Introducing Java: the case for fundamentals-first EDUCATION AND TRAINING SYSTEMS, TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS
Malpica, F (2004) Introducing Java: the case for fundamentals-first EDUCATION AND TRAINING SYSTEMS, TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS. In: International Conference on Education and Information Systems - Technologies and Application, Orlando, FL, JUL 21-25, 2004. Published in: EISTA '04: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS: TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS, VOL, 2, PROCEEDINGS pp. 229-234.Full text not available from this repository.
Java has increasingly become the language of choice for teaching introductory programming. In this paper, we examine the different approaches to teaching Java (Objects-first, Fundamentals-first and GUI-first) to ascertain whether there exists an agreed ordering of topics and difficulty levels between nine relatively basic Java topics. The results of our literature survey and student questionnaire suggests that the Fundamentals-first approach may have benefits from the student's point of view and an agreed ordering of the Java topics accompanying this approach has been established.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
|Journal or Publication Title:||EISTA '04: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS: TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS, VOL, 2, PROCEEDINGS|
|Publisher:||INT INST INFORMATICS & SYSTEMICS|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 229-234|
|Title of Event:||International Conference on Education and Information Systems - Technologies and Application|
|Location of Event:||Orlando, FL|
|Date(s) of Event:||JUL 21-25, 2004|
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