Results from using an environment for interpreter-based projects for the programming languages courses

Barbara M. Moskal, L. A. Smith King, John Barr

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The Multiple Language Environment (MuLE) software tool is designed to support the teaching of programming languages using a combination of comparative and interpretive approaches. Accompanying the MuLE software tool is a user's manual and a selection of pre-developed projects, scheme pre-labs, and testing programs. MuLE projects have been designed to vary in both size and complexity, allowing the instructor to select the appropriate level of classroom implementation. Formal assessment results indicate that students who used the MuLE software tool throughout a semester displayed a greater increase in content knowledge than did students who completed a traditional programming language course.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication33rd Annual Frontiers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering as a Human Endeavor: Partnering Community, Academia, Government, and Industry, FIE 2003 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)0780379616
StatePublished - 2003
Event33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2003 - Westminster, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2003Nov 8 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


Conference33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Assessment
  • Computer science
  • Instructional methods
  • Programming languages


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