For introductory computing and programming courses at four-year and community colleges. This new text uses Alice and Media Computation to introduce students to the #1 programming language in use today. Exploring Wonderland: Java Programming Using Alice and Media Computation, uses Alice to introduce the fundamental concepts of programming, thereby decreasing early frustration with syntax errors usually encountered in a text editor. The concepts introduced in Alice are then applied in Java using Media Computation examples (working with sound samples and pictures). This approach is highly motivating to students, especially for those without prior programming experience.
|Publication date:||14th August 2009|
|Author:||Wanda P. Dann, Stephen P. Cooper, Barbara Ericson|
|Publisher:||Pearson an imprint of Pearson Education (US)|
|Categories:||Web programming, Programming & scripting languages: general, Educational: IT & computing, ICT,|
Dr. Wanda Dann recently accepted the Directorship of the Alice Research Project at Carnegie Mellon University. She has been an active member of the Alice team for the last decade. Wanda's research interests include visualization in programming and programming languages and innovative approaches to introductory programming. She has published multiple papers on the use of program visualization in programming languages and its use in teaching and learning introductory computer programming. Dann's papers and articles have appeared in ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) Inroads, the Computer Science Education Journal, and other related publications. Dr. Dann is the ...More About Wanda P. Dann, Stephen P. Cooper, Barbara Ericson