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Default 11-25-2007, 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by dadcat View Post
I can simpathise with the skepticism exhibited by colleagues when Alice 3.0 is mentioned. After a year and a half with no reports of any kind of status/progress, the project is rapidly approaching the status of vaporware (in my humble opinion.)
In case you haven't read this thread, take a look:
http://www.alice.org/community/showthread.php?t=936 .

There is also some good recent data on Storytelling Alice which shows that students spend more time on programming concepts and less on correcting syntax (and typing) errors.

However, regardless of the cause, I have to say a skeptical approach to the availability of Alice 3.0 is probably justified - given the cost of course restructuring, textbooks, etc. and the history of Alice 2.0 problems and deficiencies being neglected since they will be "fixed in the next version" - something that was also the case with the original version.
   
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