Yildiz Technical University (TURKEY)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN15 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 1583-1589
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117
Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Programming Languages are used for controlling all of the technological tools and making them useful for our daily life. Productivity and technological growth of the societies are generally associated with the coding skills of the individuals. That’s why programming language education is an important part of all educational processes from early childhood to university. In the literature, it can be seen that researchers investigate new methods, technologies or ways for making this education more productive than before. In this study, different studies presented together to draw a framework on programming education. Results of the studies were compared and new approaches were discussed. Some samples to studies can be given so: Tseng (2010), focused on problem solving skills of the students taking programming language courses, problem solving is important part of a coding process, all coders try to find solutions during a programming process but this is very tough process for especially novice programmers. Tseng (2009), proposed an online expert system in order to get through the barriers of coding education. Moon (2010) developed a virtual education system for C programming language education, this system is combination of two parts: (1)“creative lecture component for students” , (2)evaluation component for lecturers”. They focused on enhancing productivity and minimize time consuming for both teachers and students in C programming language education processes. More detailed studies and comparisons were presented in the paper. It is believed that academicians and technology educators can have some clues for their in-class coding implementations.
Programming Language Education, Vocational Education.