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Some Experience In Teaching An Introductory Programming Course Using Oberon

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQE970031

Volume

17

Pages

10

Published

1997

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1,096 kb

Author(s)

V. Mahnic

Abstract

Some experience in teaching an introductory programming course using Oberon V. Mahnic Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Trzatka 25, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia Abstract In the academic year 1995/96 the content of the introductory programming course at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science of the University of Ljubljana was restructured in a fundamental way. The new content combines two program- ming paradigms: the procedural paradigm, and the object-oriented paradigm. Oberon was chosen as a teaching language because it makes possible the intro- duction of object-oriented concepts simply as extensions of well-known concepts of procedural programming. In this paper we describe the experience gained from teaching the course for the first time in 1995/96. The students were surveyed by a questionnaire at the end of the course, and the results are presented describ- ing their evaluation of the modified course content, the choice of the teaching

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