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  • From Alice to BlueJ: a transition to Java 

    Rey, Jeanette S. (The Robert Gordon University School of Computing, 2009-06)
    The teaching of introductory courses in computing has seen several changes over the last decade. These changes not only affected the curricula when the emphasis was shifted from Imperative (also Procedural) to Object-Oriented ...
  • Motivation, optimal experience and flow in first year computing science. 

    McDermott, Roger; Zarb, Mark; Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Åsa; Clear, Tony (ACM http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2899415.2899474, 2016-07-11)
    MCDERMOTT, R., ZARB, M., DANIELS, M., CAJANDER, Å. and CLEAR, T. 2016. Motivation, optimal experience and flow in first year computing science. In the Proceedings of the 2016 ACM conference on innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '16), 9-13 July 2016, Arequipa, Peru. New York: ACM [online], pages 206-211. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2899415.2899474
    We examine the concept of motivation from the perspective of Self Determination Theory and give a brief overview of relevant results. We also consider the optimal state known as "Flow" and give an account of its conceptualisation ...