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On Teaching Programming Languages Using a Wiki
Computer Science Department
  • Iliano Cervesato, Carnegie Mellon University
Date of Original Version
6-1-2008
Type
Conference Proceeding
Abstract or Description

This paper reports on an ongoing experiment with using a wiki as support material for CMU-CS 15-212, a sophomore-level course on advanced programming concepts and skills. We found that the use of a wiki promotes participatory learning and encourages the students to read upcoming material before class. Future developments include pairing up the wiki with an e-tutor and supporting delivery to small-screen devices such as PDAs and smartphones. A wiki is also a natural medium for a repository for essential programming language concepts and material for teaching such concepts.

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Presented at the 2008 Communication Symposium at Carnegie Mellon University: Developing Disciplinary Literacy
Citation Information
Iliano Cervesato. "On Teaching Programming Languages Using a Wiki" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/iliano_cervesato/4/