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Author Ramamurthy, Bina ♦ Ventura, Phil
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Subject Keyword Cs1 ♦ Predictors of success ♦ Prior programming experience ♦ Objects-first ♦ Curriculum ♦ Object-oriented programming ♦ Object oriented-design
Abstract This paper reports research on the effect of prior programming experience on success in an objects-first CS1. In an objects-first, approach students are taught from the very beginning to think in terms of objects and the fundamentals of object-oriented programming, encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism. These concepts are introduced before traditional selection and iterative constructs. The finding that students with prior programming experience do not do better than those without such experience flies in the face of conventional wisdom.
Description Affiliation: State University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA (Ventura, Phil) || University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY (Ramamurthy, Bina)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1978-02-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGCSE Bulletin (SGCS)
Volume Number 36
Issue Number 1
Page Count 5
Starting Page 240
Ending Page 244

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