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ERIC Number: EJ1146867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-12
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Programming Proficiency in One Semester: Lessons Learned
Colton, Don; Curtis, Aaron
Information Systems Education Journal, v8 n48 Jul 2010
Programming is a fundamental skill for Information Systems and Information Technology students. It is also a subject that some students fear, avoid, fail, retake, and fail again. An effective, inexpensive, one-semester approach is presented. Early indications suggest dramatically improved student interest and performance compared to our previous two-semester approach. Key features include heavy use of web-based online programming, use of a scripting language (Perl), development of general-purpose programming skills, and a free textbook (PDF).
Information Systems and Computing Academic Professionals. Box 488, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A