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Xinogalos, Stelios; Pitner, Tomáš; Ivanovic, Mirjana; Savic, Miloš – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
The choice of the first programming language (FPL) has been a controversial issue for several decades. Nearly everyone agrees that the FPL is important and affects students' subsequent education on programming. The study presented in this article investigates the suitability of various C-like and Pascal-like programming languages as a FPL.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Programming Languages, Computer Software, Questionnaires
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Xinogalos, Stelios; Satratzemi, Maya; Malliarakis, Christos – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
Teaching and learning programming constitutes a challenge. Although several teaching approaches and programming tools have been proposed, it seems that they have limited impact on classroom practice. This article investigates students' perceptions on five educational programming environments that are widely used and the features that any…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Introductory Courses, Student Attitudes
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Chatzigeorgiou, Alexander; Theodorou, Tryfon L.; Violettas, George E.; Xinogalos, Stelios – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
The tremendous popularity of mobile computing and Android in particular has attracted millions of developers who see opportunities for building their own start-ups. As a consequence Computer Science students express an increasing interest into the related technology of Java development for Android applications. Android projects are complex by…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Computer Software, Computer Science Education