"Python first": a lab-based digital introduction to computer science

@inproceedings{Radenski2006PythonFA,
  title={"Python first": a lab-based digital introduction to computer science},
  author={Atanas Radenski},
  booktitle={ITiCSE},
  year={2006}
}
The emphasis on Java and other commercial languages in CS1 has established the perception of computer science as a dry and technically difficult discipline among undecided students who are still seeking careers. This may not be a big problem during an enrolment boom, but in times of decreased enrolment such negative perception may have a devastating effect on computer science programs and therefore should not be ignored. We have made our CS1 course offerings more attractive to students (1) by… CONTINUE READING

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