Introductory Programming Course Using Games

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Fall 2010

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Issues in Information Systems


There is a clear need in computing to attract and retain good students. One way is to incorporate game programming into the curriculum [8, 10, 11, 14, 22]. This paper presents the detail design of an introductory, leveling, programming course using game programming, elaborates on the course outcomes and expectations regarding student achievement, and discusses curriculum context, operational details, and the benefits of the standardized approach selected for the course delivery. It is of interest to those who would like to alter the curriculum of their introductory programming course using a contemporary theme in order to motivate a generation raised on gaming.