Using Multimedia and Game Programming With Python in Introductory Programming Classes
Over the past several years, the enrollment in the computer science program has declined. Even when the student had good enrollment numbers in their Intro to CS I course, the number of students continuing into Intro to CS II was low. Their theory was that if they made programming "Fun" while teaching the fundamentals of programming, students would be more interested in writing programs which would lead to better performance. During this paper, the author will discusses the reasons for changing from Java to Python and the decision to use multimedia and game programming. The author will also discusses the effect this has had on enrollment and grades.