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A first programming language for IT students

Gee, Quintin H, Wills, Gary and Cooke, Eric (2005) A first programming language for IT students At 6th Annual Conference of the LTSN Centre for ICS, United Kingdom. 30 Aug - 01 Sep 2005.

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While agreement has not been reached on which programming language to teach Computer Science students initially, at least the complexities of the problem are understood. Less well explored is the problem facing IT students. We show that the same answers are valid for this group, although the intensity, depth and formalism needs to be less. An example is given from experience at the University of Southampton. There are still difficulties in separating the educational aspects of programming from the training aspects of coding.

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Published date: 2005
Additional Information: Event Dates: 30 Aug - 1 Sep 2005
Venue - Dates: 6th Annual Conference of the LTSN Centre for ICS, United Kingdom, 2005-08-30 - 2005-09-01
Keywords: Learning programming, IT students
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 261172
PURE UUID: 4d9f76b4-58ef-4b35-ad6d-57465323805b
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 02 Sep 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:04

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Author: Quintin H Gee
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD
Author: Eric Cooke

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