Limited Time and Experience: Parallelism in CS1

@article{Bogaerts2014LimitedTA,
  title={Limited Time and Experience: Parallelism in CS1},
  author={Steven Bogaerts},
  journal={2014 IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops},
  year={2014},
  pages={1071-1078}
}
With the growing recognition of the importance of parallel and distributed computing (PDC) in computer science, it is crucial to offer students early experience -- even in CS1. At the same time, PDC material must be handled very carefully when presented to students with so little background, in order to avoid confusion and a reduction in interest. This paper considers two sections of CS1 that used distinct approaches in introducing the same core set of PDC concepts. A number of specific… CONTINUE READING