Making Computer Science Education Relevant - Information and Communication Technology Access content directly
Conference Papers Year : 2015

Making Computer Science Education Relevant


In addition to algorithm- or concept-oriented training of problem solving by computer programming, introductory computer science classes may contain programming projects on themes that are relevant for young people. The motivation for theme-driven programmers is not to practice coding but to create a digital artefact related to a domain they are interested in and they want to learn about. Necessary programming concepts are learned on the way (“diving into programming”). This contribution presents examples of theme-driven projects, which are related to text mining and web cam image processing. The development and learning process is supported by metaphorical explanations of programming concepts and algorithmic ideas, experiments with simple programming statements, stories and code fragments.
Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
978-3-319-24315-3_6_Chapter.pdf (481.82 Ko) Télécharger le fichier
Origin : Files produced by the author(s)

Dates and versions

hal-01466239 , version 1 (13-02-2017)





Michael Weigend. Making Computer Science Education Relevant. 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technology-EurAsia (ICT-EURASIA) and 9th International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems (CONFENIS), Oct 2015, Daejon, South Korea. pp.53-63, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-24315-3_6⟩. ⟨hal-01466239⟩
144 View
128 Download



Gmail Facebook X LinkedIn More