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Default 11-17-2007, 01:34 PM

All that I can offer are my online teaching materials at http://www.dickbaldwin.com/tocalice.htm

Unfortunately, I am familiar with the skeptics. I have a large army of skeptics beating up on me all the time. One of their main arguments is that the drag and drop approach doesn't teach students how to write "real code." The best counter-argument that I have been able to come up with is to ask how many of them know how to start from scratch write the "real code" required to create a graphical user interface in C++, C#, VB.net, or Java without using the drag and drop features of Visual Studio, NetBeans, or Eclipse. Unfortunately, that argument hasn't been very successful and I fear that I am losing the in-house battle even though my retention rates are up in my Alice course.

Dick Baldwin
Free Alice tutorials: http://www.dickbaldwin.com/tocalice.htm
Free programming tutorials: http://www.dickbaldwin.com/toc.htm
   
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