[Lazarus] Teaching Pascal at College

Paul Breneman list2010 at BrenemanLabs.com
Thu Oct 27 18:15:15 CEST 2016

On 10/25/2016 11:23 AM, Travis Ayres via Lazarus wrote:
> So...who wants to work on a modern course outline with me? We have a lot of
> opinions and people willing to chime in, maybe we can do something good for
> the community?

Some suggestions:

1) As the OP wrote (in a later message) "All my students will be civil, 
environmental or bio engineers but not computer engineers", I would 
recommend checking out SoftwareCarpentry.org (see links on home page 
www.ControlPascal.com ) which has been teaching basic programming to 
non-programmer engineers since 1998.  They've already done a *lot* of 
work that doesn't need to be repeated!  But a pascal version would be nice.

2) I just purchased the least expensive PicoScope which I hope to 
combine with the Basic Stamp kit (see top of this page):

Instant gratification (blinking LEDs, switches to push) has worked for 
me and others.  One of my favorite college courses (in about 1981) 
combined programming and electronics, and after that I decided to jump 
into embedded programming (previously I did electronic work).


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