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Digital Cs1 Study Pack Based On Moodle And Python, Atanas Radenski Jan 2008

Digital Cs1 Study Pack Based On Moodle And Python, Atanas Radenski

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We believe that CS1 courses can be made more attractive to students:

  • by teaching a highly interactive scripting language – Python
  • by using an open source course management system - such as Moodle - to make all course resources available in a comprehensive digital study pack, and
  • by offering detailed self-guided online labs

We have used Moodle [1] and Python [2] to develop a "Python First" digital study pack [3] which comprises a wealth of new, original learning modules: extensive e-texts, detailed self-guided labs, numerous sample programs, quizzes, and slides. Our digital study pack pedagogy is described in recent ITiCSE and SIGCSE papers ...