Alice™ – Beginning Computer Programming in a 3D Environment!
Monday 07/10/2017 - Friday 07/14/2017
Class meets at the University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr. from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.
What is Alice? Alice is educational
software that introduces computer programming in an engaging, intuitive, motivating
and fun3D animation environment.
Alice is a 3D programming environment that makes it easy and fun
to create animation for storytelling, playing an interactive game, or sharing a
video on the web.Alice is
designed to be a teaching tool for introductory computing. It uses 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop
interface to facilitate a more engaging, less frustrating first programming
experience. Created for middle school, high school and college students, this
software program offers a first glimpse into the world of computer programming.
Come join the fun!
students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating
animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people,
animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program
to animate the objects.
interactive interface, students drag and drop graphic objects to create a
program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a
production oriented programming language, such as Java, C++, and C#. Alice allows
students to immediately see how their animation programs run, enabling them to
easily understand the relationship between the programming statements and the
behavior of objects in their animation. By manipulating the objects in their
virtual world, students gain experience with all the programming constructs
typically taught in an introductory programming course.
Topics will include learning about program design,
object-oriented and event-driven programming, stepwise refinement, sequence,
selection, iteration, using functions, and most importantly, problem solving
skills critical to become a successful computer programmer.
Alice was created by Carnegie Mellon University to create an
environment where a student’s first exposure to computer programming is
Course fee: $265.00
Registration is open until course is filled. Space is limited.
If you have any questions regarding this workshop or the application process, please contact Ange Mason via phone at (858) 534-5064 or email at email@example.com.