[Lazarus] Teaching Pascal at College

Paul Breneman list2010 at BrenemanLabs.com
Wed Oct 12 20:48:21 CEST 2016

On 10/12/2016 01:10 PM, Adrian De Armas via Lazarus wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I am a professor of "introduction to programming". Currently we are working
> with matlab and c.
> Today I had a meeting about doing the module more interesting to the
> students. Currently we teach algorithms making console applications and
> usually I receive questions like "Why don't we do something more modern?".
> I recommended that we should use Pascal in General and Lazarus in
> particular to teach how to create rich GUI Applications and to my surprise
> the idea was well recieved. Now I have to make suggestions about how to
> prepare the module starting from zero. Students do not know how to program
> and I need to include subjects as: variable declaration, operations, if,
> while, for, functions and procedure, arrays and multidimensional arrays.
> I would love to know what you think about making the transition from
> console to GUI.
> This is an exciting opportunity I'd love to make it right.

As an electrical engineer (starting study at age 14) I've always enjoyed 
learning programming when it is *combined* with hardware.  There are 
links to two such projects at the top of this page:

There is a link near the bottom of that page to *ideU* which might be 
one way to transition from console to GUI.

Please keep us informed about how things progress!


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