Wednesday, July 14, 2021

What Should Be a Student’s First Programming Language? via The New Stack [Shared]

It’s a question that’s fascinated educators for decades. When students first begin to learn computer science — which programming language should they start with?

One person who’s given it a lot of thought is Mark Guzdial, a computer science professor at the University of Michigan who has also conducted his own research in the fields of computer science education. And two different colleagues had recently suggested it didn’t matter which language was taught first to CS students, which got him thinking.

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