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Using animation, virtual worlds, pair programming and activities to introduce computer science

Publication ,  Journal Article
Rodger, SH
Published in: Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer - Enhanced Learning
October 1, 2002

We describe a course for non-majors that teaches computer science concepts using both noncomputer activities and pair programming on the computer during class to build simple animations and virtual worlds. Students work with a scripting language, an interactive programming environment, a programmable modeling environment, and finish with a simple programming language. Noncomputer activities on related topics are integrated into lectures. The course is taught in a room that is designed for working on computers in pairs and discussing away from the computers. Each student creates a web portfolio to display their work.

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Published In

Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer - Enhanced Learning

ISSN

1525-9102

Publication Date

October 1, 2002

Volume

4

Issue

2

Related Subject Headings

  • Education
 

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Rodger, S. H. (2002). Using animation, virtual worlds, pair programming and activities to introduce computer science. Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer - Enhanced Learning, 4(2).
Rodger, S. H. “Using animation, virtual worlds, pair programming and activities to introduce computer science.” Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer - Enhanced Learning 4, no. 2 (October 1, 2002).
Rodger SH. Using animation, virtual worlds, pair programming and activities to introduce computer science. Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer - Enhanced Learning. 2002 Oct 1;4(2).
Rodger, S. H. “Using animation, virtual worlds, pair programming and activities to introduce computer science.” Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer - Enhanced Learning, vol. 4, no. 2, Oct. 2002.
Rodger SH. Using animation, virtual worlds, pair programming and activities to introduce computer science. Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer - Enhanced Learning. 2002 Oct 1;4(2).

Published In

Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer - Enhanced Learning

ISSN

1525-9102

Publication Date

October 1, 2002

Volume

4

Issue

2

Related Subject Headings

  • Education