A media computation course for non-majors

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A media computation course for non-majors
Computing may well become considered an essential part of a liberal education, but introductory programming courses will not look like the way that they do today. Current CS1 course are failing dramatically. We are developing a new course, to be taught starting in Spring 2003, which uses computation for communication as a guiding principle. Students learn to program by writing Python programs for manipulating sound, images, and movies. This paper describes the course development and the tools developed for the course. The talk will include the first round of assessment results. Categories and Subject Descriptors K.4 [Computers and Education]: Computer and Information Sciences Education ; H.5.1 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Multimedia Information Systems General Terms Experimentation,Design Keywords Multimedia, programming, non-majors
Mark Guzdial
Added 05 Jul 2010
Updated 05 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2003
Authors Mark Guzdial
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