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Teaching programming concepts using an icon-based software design tool

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2 Author(s)
D. J. Bagert ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Texas Tech. Univ., Lubbock, TX, USA ; B. A. Calloni

The authors have developed a Windows-based iconic detailed design tool named which allows the user to design a program with icons representing all the major procedural and object-oriented programming constructs and data structures within a syntax-directed environment. The user can then generate syntactically correct code for any one of several text-based languages. This tool was used successfully for several years in an academic environment, and multimedia-based teaching materials were developed in conjunction with a National Science Foundation grant

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IEEE Transactions on Education  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 4 )