Visualize and Open Up

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Visualize and Open Up
Motivating students of the Nintendo generation for Computer Science can only be achieved by providing them with an exiting and fresh CS1 course. The article describes the experience of redesigning the introductory programming course at ETH Zurich and shows how the combination of state-of-the-art visualizations with open project assignments enlivens students’ enthusiasm for programming. It shows the setup and the involved libraries, provides example applications that were built in the course, and presents the data gathered in the evaluation of the open assignment. Key words: CS1, introductory programming, open assignments, visualization, multi-media.
Michela Pedroni, Till G. Bay
Added 14 Dec 2010
Updated 14 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2007
Where IIE
Authors Michela Pedroni, Till G. Bay
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