Which programming language makes it easier for students to learn to program?
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A comparative examination of the effectiveness of five introductory programming languages - PhP, Visual Basic, Gamemaker, Alice, and RoboLab. Based on the degree of visual processing involved, this study explains some reasons that different programming languages are more or less effective in teaching programming concepts.
ACEC 2008 Australian Council for Computers in Education Conference Gold Coast, Australia.
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