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CS Circles: An In-Browser Python Course for Beginners

Pritchard, David; Vasiga, Troy;
Open Access English
  • Published: 10 Sep 2012
Abstract
Computer Science Circles is a free programming website for beginners that is designed to be fun, easy to use, and accessible to the broadest possible audience. We teach Python since it is simple yet powerful, and the course content is well-structured but written in plain language. The website has over one hundred exercises in thirty lesson pages, plus special features to help teachers support their students. It is available in both English and French. We discuss the philosophy behind the course and its design, we describe how it was implemented, and we give statistics on its use.
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Computer Science - Computers and Society, Computer Science - Human-Computer Interaction, K.3.1, K.3.2
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