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Prof. Ralph Morelli, An Introductory CS Course in Mobile Computing

Computers - Colloquium

Friday, November 9, 2012
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Fuller Laboratories
FL 320

Computer Science
Colloquium
An Introductory CS Course in Mobile Computing

Prof. Ralph Morelli
Computer Science Department
Trinity College

Friday, November 9, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fuller Labs 320
Abstract:
We have been using App Inventor for Android for three semesters in a CS0 course, "Computing with Mobile Phones." The course is based on the emerging CS Principles framework, a breadth-first approach begin developed by the College Board for a new AP exam in computer science.
App Inventor is a blocks-based language that makes programming an Android device accessible to students with no prior programming experience.
The hope is that this new language and new curriculum will help us spark interest in computer science up and down the educational pipeline, from college to junior high school. The talk will provide examples and demos of App Inventor and describe some of the ways it is being tied to the CS Principles curriculum.
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Ralph Morelli is a Professor of Computer Science at Trinity College.
He is currently a visiting professor at the MIT Center for Mobile Learning, where the App Inventor project is based.


Host: Prof. Joshua Guttman
Refreshments will be served.

Suggested Audiences: College

E-mail: cs@wpi.edu

Last Modified: November 6, 2012 at 2:43 PM

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