Accession Number : ADA292219

Title :   ADA in Introductory Courses.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 93-24 Nov 94,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIV TALLAHASSEE

Personal Author(s) : Stoecklin, Sara ; Harmon, Marion

PDF Url : ADA292219

Report Date : 01 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : This project at Florida A & M University sponsored development of a new sequence of two lecture courses entitled (1) Fundamentals of Programming with Ada and (2) Program, File and Data Structures with Ada with two innovative supporting laboratory courses.These four courses replaced a sequence of courses previously taught with Pascal. The laboratory courses were developed to support the theory that reading programs and experimenting with those programs prior to writing original programs would be helpful iii teaching complex programming languages such as Ada. The intent of this project was to allow students to learn a usable language during their first courses in programming and for these same students to develop projects using the ADA language during project courses. Additionally, there are several industries who needed programmers in ADA and these students were targeted for those types of industries.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, *COURSES(EDUCATION), *ADA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, DATA BASES, ALGORITHMS, EDUCATION, STUDENTS, SEMANTICS, SEQUENCES, LABORATORIES, UNIVERSITIES, PROGRAMMERS, SYNTAX, FLORIDA, DEBUGGING(COMPUTERS), READING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE