CASE STUDY

Florida A&M University uses Codio to teach computer science to first time programmers

 

About Florida A&M University Department of Computer Science & Information Sciences

250

Computer Science & Information Technology Major Students

3

Bachelor Degree Programs

1

Masters Degree Program

Courses Taught Using Codio

  1. Programming Theory
  2. Web Theory
  3. Mobile Programming
  4. Software engineering

 

About Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University offers three competitive majors in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences–Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, and Information Technology. These majors prepare undergraduate students for careers across a variety of technology, government, healthcare, and traditional business industries. Students are also well-prepared to further their academic journey and enter graduate school.  There are currently 250 undergraduate majors in the department, with 30-50 students graduating each year. Florida A&M University also offers a Master of Software Engineering within the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.

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The Codio Difference

Dr. Clement Allen

Professor of Computer Science

“So the main challenge was getting the right applications installed. If we needed to make a change in the middle of the semester it caused a big headache. Codio allowed us to have a complete environment in the cloud. So, if I decided that in the middle of the semester I want to teach prolog, I myself can install the stack and configure it and do all of that myself without bothering the staff. It has been a great, great time saver. 

We have students with iOS operating system. We have students with Windows. We have students who are using tablets, and they can have a consistent look and feeling environment no matter what platform or hardware they choose to access Codio.

This semester is the first year we decided to teach a computer programming course to non-Majors. And I immediately wanted it to be Codio. The students are already intimidated by computers and programming. So, I needed an environment that was friendly, accessible and something they can easily grasp.”

Florida A&M University Student Testimonials

Student Testimonial

“I really get excited about what the future holds for technology. I love seeing the new thing I can make my friends stay and look on their phones and want to tell everyone to download.

 

The experience for me using Codio was very easy. It was surprisingly easy. You know you’re going to find difficult problems in the coding, but Codio was so easy for me. I grasped it, I understood it, I knew what to do, and then it also showed me the different steps.

 

You’ve got this, believe it. Study, put the time and effort in it, and you will see the numbers come out correct.”

Student Testimonial

“I’m building my own personal website and after that, I kind of want to make something more advanced, maybe even a social network site.

 

There isn’t really a field out there that doesn’t need computer science. It’s a really awesome major. It’s challenging, it’s vigorous, but it’s really worth it and you can learn so much.”

Student Testimonial

“The thing that I like most about using Codio is the fact that it is in a cloud infrastructure. That’s a big deal for me, because I’m pretty much mobile all the time.”

Teaching First Time Programmers Using Codio

Dr. Clement Allen
Florida A&M University

"This semester is the first year we decided to teach a computer programming course to non-Majors. And I immediately wanted it to be Codio. The students are already intimidated by computers and programming. So, I needed an environment that was friendly, accessible and something they can easily grasp.”

 

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