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Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC), Volume 5 Issue 4, December 2005

minimUML: A minimalist approach to UML diagramming for early computer science education
Stephen H. Edwards, Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones, Scott A. Turner
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/1186639.1186640
In introductory computer science courses, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) is commonly used to teach basic object-oriented design. However, there appears to be a lack of suitable software to support this task. Many of the available programs that...

A framework for CS1 closed laboratories
Ashok Samal, Leen-Kiat Soh, Gwen Nugent
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/1186639.1186641
Closed laboratories are becoming an increasingly popular approach to teaching introductory computer science courses, as they facilitate structured problem-solving and cooperation. However, most closed laboratories have been designed and implemented...

Computer graphics instruction in VizClass
Douglas Grimes, Tara Hutchinson, Falko Kuester, Mark Warschauer
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/1186639.1186642
VizClass is a university classroom environment designed to offer students in computer graphics and engineering courses up-to-date visualization technologies. Three digital whiteboards and a three-dimensional stereoscopic display provide...