Understanding the programming techniques using a complex case study to teach advanced object-oriented programming

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Al-Jepoori, M. and Bennett, D. 2018. Understanding the programming techniques using a complex case study to teach advanced object-oriented programming. Proceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. 12 (8), pp. 1060-1064. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1340570
AuthorsAl-Jepoori, M. and Bennett, D.
Abstract

Teaching Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) as part of a Computing-related university degree is a very difficult task; the road to ensuring that students are actually learning object oriented concepts is unclear, as students often find it difficult to understand the concept of objects and their behavior. This problem is especially obvious in advanced programming modules where Design Pattern and advanced programming features such as Multi-threading and animated GUI are introduced.

Looking at the students’ performance at their final year on a university course, it was obvious that the level of students’ understanding of OOP varies to a high degree from one student to another. Students who aim at the production of Games do very well in the advanced programming module. However, the students’ assessment results of the last few years were relatively low; for example, in 2016-2017, the first quartile of marks were as low as 24.5 and the third quartile was 63.5. It is obvious that many students were not confident or competent enough in their programming skills. In this paper, the reasons behind poor performance in Advanced OOP modules are investigated, and a suggested practice for teaching OOP based on a complex case study is described and evaluated.

Keywordscomplex programming case study; design pattern; learning advanced programming; object oriented programming
Year2018
JournalProceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Journal citation12 (8), pp. 1060-1064
PublisherWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
ISSN2010-376X,
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1340570
Related URLhttps://waset.org/Publication/understanding-the-programming-techniques-using-a-complex-case-study-to-teach-advanced-object-oriented-programming/10009358
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Print20 Aug 2018
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Deposited01 Aug 2019
Output statusPublished
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ICCE 2018 : 20th International Conference on Computing Education

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