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Unread postby askey127 » January 9th, 2008, 8:00 am

A bit self serving, but interesting, view of current Computer Science education, at least in the US.

http://www.stsc.hill.af.mil/CrossTalk/2008/01/0801DewarSchonberg.html
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Re: Programming Language Education

Unread postby Dakeyras » January 12th, 2008, 4:46 am

askey127 wrote:A bit self serving, but interesting, view of current Computer Science education, at least in the US.

http://www.stsc.hill.af.mil/CrossTalk/2008/01/0801DewarSchonberg.html

Actually not quite self serving but interesting, at least from my point of view if I think back to 1985. Then it was all either BASIC, or variations of Assembly Language and Machine Code in the UK with the O level curriculum for Computer Studies.

Still have one of the text books required, Introduction to Microcomputer Programming by Peter C Sanderson. Showing my age now :lol:.
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Re: Programming Language Education

Unread postby Katana » January 14th, 2008, 6:45 pm

My sons "IT" teacher ( and I use the word very loosely :lol: ) has asked if my son would be willing to teach him during the dinner breaks, as he (the Teacher) has no idea what he is doing !!!

He said he had never used a computer where you needed to enter a password to logon :shock:
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Re: Programming Language Education

Unread postby Gary R » January 14th, 2008, 6:53 pm

katana wrote:My sons "IT" teacher ( and I use the word very loosely :lol: ) has asked if my son would be willing to teach him during the dinner breaks, as he (the Teacher) has no idea what he is doing !!!

He said he had never used a computer where you needed to enter a password to logon :shock:


Yes, well what do you expect on the wrong side of the Pennines. :D :D

Go east young man, go east! ;) :D
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Re: Programming Language Education

Unread postby Katana » January 14th, 2008, 7:03 pm

Do me a favor, all the yokels where you live are using one machine for the entire village Image
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Re: Programming Language Education

Unread postby Dakeyras » January 14th, 2008, 7:55 pm

katana wrote:My sons "IT" teacher ( and I use the word very loosely :lol: ) has asked if my son would be willing to teach him during the dinner breaks, as he (the Teacher) has no idea what he is doing !!!

He said he had never used a computer where you needed to enter a password to logon :shock:

:lol: cannot help but chuckle but in fact katana that is down right disgraceful. How on earth this individual holds such a responsible position is a eye opener :shock:.
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Re: Programming Language Education

Unread postby Gary R » January 15th, 2008, 6:51 am

katana wrote:Do me a favor, all the yokels where you live are using one machine for the entire village Image


What do you mean, one machine per village, one machine per city more like (poverty's bad over here, only one cup of gruel a week), but at least our teachers are on nodding terms with how to use them.

Personally I favour using an abacus. :D
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Re: Programming Language Education

Unread postby MattNW » January 26th, 2008, 2:33 am

Dakeyras wrote:Actually not quite self serving but interesting, at least from my point of view if I think back to 1985. Then it was all either BASIC, or variations of Assembly Language and Machine Code in the UK with the O level curriculum for Computer Studies.

Still have one of the text books required, Introduction to Microcomputer Programming by Peter C Sanderson. Showing my age now :lol:.



Ahh, those were the good old days weren't they. :lol: Still have a Tandy Model 100 (one of the first laptops) and a PC2 Pocket Computer. I did have a Coco but I gave that to IBC Tech Lab so the instructors can show students how much technology has changed in 20 years.
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Re: Programming Language Education

Unread postby Angoid » January 27th, 2008, 6:24 pm

The good old BBC Micro took a lot of beating :) With its whopping 32K of RAM and 400K of floppy disk space, you were laughing :lol:

But look on the bright side. There was no malware to remove from those machines.

And the abacus ..... how about AbacusjackThis for a spyware remover? :faroah:
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Re: Programming Language Education

Unread postby Rodav » January 27th, 2008, 6:51 pm

Ahh the BBC Micro, takes me back to my school days.......from 4 years ago. I suppose we were "lucky" to have any computer classes. :roll:
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