The Current State of Coding Curriculum Within Media and Communication Departments

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The integration of programming into the curriculum outside of Computer Science departments has become increasingly common in colleges and universities. Faculty doing this important work must help non-technical students achieve success with coding assignments, and determine what level of instruction is appropriate for a given class. This online book will hopefully address issues relevant to anyone teaching programming, but takes as its specific focus the curriculum of communication programs, including but not limited to film, information science, and interactive media—any degree that includes the creation of media messages for the web or other interactive medium (e.g., mobile apps, software) or the use of code to expand the effectiveness of traditional media (e.g., data journalism).


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