Monthly Archives: January 2014

Which First Programming Language – and why?

Way back in the late 90s I did my PhD on introductory programming languages. At the time it made me something of a target. Everyone had an opinion, everyone knew what the single best solution was, and there were at … Continue reading

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Real Science in School == Real Motivation

Today I spent the day out on Port Phillip Bay, watching dolphins and seals, and helping one of my students from last year test and deploy his Computational Science Project. This student worked in a team to develop software to … Continue reading

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Compute It Simple

Why Compute It Simple? I teach at a Science School. The more I interact with these very passionate students, the more I realise that they need Computer Science to succeed in Science. Even those who don’t want to go on and … Continue reading

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