IP352S15A – Programming Mindset & Mechanics Session Two Notes

Consider this picture.

Learning Cycle

Can you see how this applies to what you are doing before our sessions and while we are together?

Please reply with a comment about our second session.

Highlights / Metacognition

  • What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
  • What did you learn from that?
  • What will you do with that knowledge?

Questions?

  • Now that we’ve had our second session, what do you want to know?
  • How will you get the answers?
  • What could we have done better?

If you spot a question from someone else and you can answer it – please do.

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4 thoughts on “IP352S15A – Programming Mindset & Mechanics Session Two Notes

  1. Asia says:

    Highlights / Metacognition

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?

    The most valuable thing that happened for me was the use of examples (i.e. lego and duplo) to explain programming and scripting. As someone who is interested in film, I really grasped the concept when Jim used the movie vs. a play example to compare the two.

    What did you learn from that?

    I learned that programming is compiled, strongly typed and early bound, and scripting is interpreted, loosely typed, and late bound.

    What will you do with that knowledge?

    That knowledge will provide me with the basic understanding I need to move forward with learning about programming.

    Questions?

    Now that we’ve had our second session, what do you want to know?

    I’m still keen to know more about writing and understanding code.

    How will you get the answers?

    I will get the answers by continuing to go to class, and do the readings and assignments. I will also do some additional research on the side if there is time.

    What could we have done better?

    No further suggestions.

  2. Grace says:

    Highlights / Metacognition

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    How the various programming types and languages are connected and used.
    What did you learn from that?
    I learned that overtime the primary types and formats of programming have changed due to evolution in how computers and the expectations of the internet change.
    What will you do with that knowledge?
    Direct further studies in programming.
    Questions?
    Is there still value in some of the initial approaches to programming for the web?

    Now that we’ve had our second session, what do you want to know?
    I want to know how languages are built and applied to their best ability in program writing.
    How will you get the answers?
    By doing the readings, and expanding my research on the web.
    What could we have done better?

  3. Billy says:

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?
    The difference of programming and scripting.

    What did you learn from that?

    Programming compiles machine code from source code while scripting interprets lines of code.

    What will you do with that knowledge?

    I’m learning programming and look for opportunities to use aspects programming in web development.

    Questions?
    Now that we’ve had our second session, what do you want to know?
    Are websites programs? Can one be or can they only contain programs?

    How will you get the answers?
    I can look it up or ask online.

    What could we have done better?
    More hands on stuff, but I know that’s coming.

  4. Britt says:

    Highlights / Metacognition

    What did you think was the most valuable thing that happened for you tonight?

    Be able to distinguish between the scripting language and the programming language. Also, I had a better idea about the history and generations of programming which allows me to pick some suitable programming languages to start with.

    What did you learn from that?

    Scripting language is interpreted while the programming language is compiled. Scripting language is easier to pick up, but the ultimate operation may take a longer time than programming language. In terms of the generations of programming, C is one of the fudamentals. Lots of languages like C+, C++, C#, and JavaScript are rooted in C.

    What will you do with that knowledge?

    Be prepared for the following sessions and start to learn some basic language syntax online – JavaScript is the one I’d like to learn first.

    Questions?

    Now that we’ve had our session together, what do you want to know?
    How to think and work as a programmer.

    What could we have done better?
    Provide more useful online resources and/or printouts for self-learning.

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