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Pages: 1469-1474
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS IN LEARNING COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND THEIR SOLUTIONS

K. Kaseb, M. Sayedi, R. Mirzaei

University of Kurdistan (IRAN)
Programming is one of the main components of computer science, however, learning and teaching it contain serious problems. In this paper, we have identified the most important barriers in learning programming and have categorized them into six sections including nature of programming, instructor and instruction method, student and learning method, educational packages, Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), and emotional factors. In this research, opinions of more than 30 instructors and 100 professional programmers are gathered by implementing a web-based application. Opinions of professional programmers are of much importance, for by working on practical projects in the job market and gaining experience, they are now able to overcome challenges in learning programming. In addition, opinions of professors who are in charge of teaching programming, and once have been programming learners themselves are very important and beneficial. In this paper, we have discussed and studied opinions gathered in order to identify problems in teaching and learning programming more precisely, and have presented suitable solutions. Results of this study can be helpful to students, professors, learning development tools, and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) as well.
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author = {Kaseb, K. and Sayedi, M. and Mirzaei, R.},
title = {EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS IN LEARNING COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND THEIR SOLUTIONS},
series = {6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-5563-5},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {5-7 March, 2012},
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K. Kaseb, M. Sayedi, R. Mirzaei (2012) EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS IN LEARNING COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND THEIR SOLUTIONS, INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 1469-1474.
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