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Integrating Computer Education to Provide a Comprehensive Experience for the Student PROCEEDINGS

, Purdue University North Central, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

We teach students the fundamentals of computer education by teaching various subjects as differentiated courses. The author has developed a course which incorporates all aspects of information systems development. The students work in teams as a software development company which is responsible for problem definition, analysis, and prototyping. They present their system prototype and proposed solution in class to the subject matter expert, which is the professor. Students are then given the “contract” to build a working system. They may use any language with which they are comfortable. At the end of the course the student “company” must present and demonstrate their system. The Professor provides guidance through “company” meetings and classroom sessions, and functions as the customer during the project. This paper details the methods used, presents a completed system project, and discusses areas of concern and potential topics for this course.

Citation

Roller, S. (2005). Integrating Computer Education to Provide a Comprehensive Experience for the Student. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1572-1575). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 22, 2018 from .

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