ERIC Number: EJ890154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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Reference Count: 16
PatternCoder: A Programming Support Tool for Learning Binary Class Associations and Design Patterns
Paterson, J. H.; Cheng, K. F.; Haddow, J.
ACM Transactions on Computing Education, v9 n3 Article 16 Sep 2009
PatternCoder is a software tool to aid student understanding of class associations. It has a wizard-based interface which allows students to select an appropriate binary class association or design pattern for a given problem. Java code is then generated which allows students to explore the way in which the class associations are implemented in a programming language. This article describes the rationale behind the tool, gives a description of the tool itself, and reports on our experiences of using the tool in our teaching.
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Programming, Computer Science Education, Computer Software, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods, Computer Interfaces, Design
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