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Author Nevins, Dean
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Cs 1 ♦ California community colleges ♦ Computer science education ♦ Computing curricula ♦ Language adoption
Abstract This paper studies the languages used in introductory programming courses by all the computer science programs in the California Community College system for the calendar year 2012. Most colleges offer a single language (82%) using the face-to-face modality (73%) with C++ (48% of total sections offered) as their instructional language. Other instructional languages and percent using them are Java (31%), C (9%), BASIC (8%), and Others (4%). Comparing these use patterns to other language adoption studies shows that the California Community College system differs from most other institutions in its choice of C++ over Java.
Description Affiliation: Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California (Nevins, Dean)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-12-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Inroads
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 1
Page Count 4
Starting Page 34
Ending Page 37


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Source: ACM Digital Library