
05230996
j
2007f.00474
Boytchev, Pavel
Design and implementation of a Logobased computer graphics course.
Inf. Educ. 6, No. 2, 269282 (2007).
2007
Inst. of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius
EN
P50
M50
Q60
R60
Elica
computer programming
object oriented languages
3d modelling
animation
algorithms
optimizations
multidisciplinarity
relative transformational geometry
experience reports
course planning
computer science education
calculus
function composition
analytical geometry
Cartesian coordinates
polar coordinates
equations of cubes
equations of spheres
volume
applied statistics
probability
university teaching
trigonometry
Summary: Two years ago the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University makes a decision to design a new series of Logobased courses which make use of the modern technology. The pedagogical component of the challenge is to design a multidisciplinary course suitable for students with different skills and interests. From a development perspective the challenge is to build an entirely new one. And finally the course must be attractive regardless of the seriousness and complexity of the topics included in it. The paper discusses the structure of the course including the final weeks when topics emerging from students\rq\ course projects are taught. Each lesson from the course is based on sets of sample programs representing the general lifecycle of software development. This includes designing, coding and debugging. Samples are created onthefly, thus different instances of the course results in different final projects. Lessons are interactive and students may interfere with the direction of demonstrated software development.