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Evaluation of Alice World as an Introductory Programming Language PROCEEDINGS

, Concordia College, United States ; , , , North Dakota State University, United States

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper focuses on the programming environment developed by CMU and distributed (freely) as the Alice 3D Authoring System. An overview of the difficulty in retaining computer science students due to the high initial learning curve associated with computer programming is given. The major design issues and components of Alice are discussed, as well as their applications to learning the object-oriented programming paradigm. In conclusion, several shortcomings of the Alice system are explored with respect to the inherent problems of teaching object-oriented design and programming.

Citation

Shanmugasundaram, V., Juell, P., Groesbeck, G. & Makosky, M. (2006). Evaluation of Alice World as an Introductory Programming Language. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1976-1982). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 21, 2018 from .

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