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Object-oriented programming course revisited


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Publication Details
Authors: Herala Antti, Vanhala Erno, Nikula Uolevi
Publication year: 2015
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Proceedings of the 15th Koli Calling Conference on Computing Education Research
Start page: 23
End page: 32
ISBN: 978-1-4503-4020-5
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not known

Abstract
Teaching has faced challenges over the latest decades. It is easier than ever to provide material for students and get returned exercises and hold exams online. Besides technology and platforms, also teaching methods need to adapt to the Internet-age and its generation of people. In this article we present a case study where an university level programming course was upgraded to fit the needs of 2010s by introducing Java as the predominate language and utilizing available technologies to enhance teaching. This was done on both technological and pedagogical level, introducing open data and flipped classroom to programming education while the scope remained unchanged. This article presents the first results of the new course. Based on the collected student feedback, the use of Java and open data and implementations of the flipped classroom teaching method are all considered as a success.

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