Emergent requirements for supporting introductory programming

Natalie J. Coull, Ishbel M.M. Duncan

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The problems associated with learning and teaching first year University Computer Science (CS1) programming classes are summarized showing that various support tools and techniques have been developed and evaluated. From this review of applicable support the paper derives ten requirements that a support tool should have in order to improve CS1 student success rate with respect to learning and understanding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-85
Number of pages8
JournalITALICS, Innovation in Teaching And Learning in Information and Computer Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011


  • Design
  • Human factors
  • Introductory programming
  • Learning
  • Theory


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