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Isn't there also an Ada training/tutorial on the Walnut Creek CDs?

Frank

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kester, Rush W. [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2000 2:46 PM
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> Subject:      Re: Need some assistance
>
> Joe,
>
> There is already an on-line Ada class based on John Barnes book
> "Programming in Ada 95."  The course Ada95 Mentor was developed by
> AdaSoft as an Ada Technology Insertion program.  What the current
> course lacks is an instructor available to answer questions and help
> with problems.
>
> Mike Feldman also has developed a CS1 (Intro to Comp. Sci) and CS2
> (Data Structures) courses based on Ada using his books.
>
> I would be interested in working with you and Montgomery College
> to get this course in place.
>
> Rush Kester
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Wisniewski, Joseph (N-COMSYS)
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> > Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2000 8:03 AM
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> > Subject: Re: Need some assistance
> >
> >
> >     >>> In the FWIW category, my wife teaches CS full-time at
> > Montomery
> >     >>> College here outside of DC. They are pushing for
> > on-line classes as
> >     >>> much as possible, so I am going to put together a
> > proposal to put
> >     >>> together an on-line Ada class for them.
> >     >>> There is enough Ada work here in the area to justify
> >     >>> it, which seems to be a driving force with them.
> >     >>>  My wife thinks that there is at least a fair chance that the
> >     >>> powers-to-be would do it. Will keep y'all posted.
> >
> >     >>> Joe
> >
> > > http://www.acm.org/sigada/education
> > >
> > > If you have any more specific questions, I'll try to answer. One
> > > question that comes up often is "which colleges teach Ada?" Such
> > > a question is very difficult to answer, because there are several
> > > thousand colleges just in the USA. It would be at least one full-
> > > time job to try to track curriculum content to that extent.
> > >
> > > The website does link to a report on colleges teaching Ada as
> > > the _foundation_ (typically, the first) language in a curriculum.
> > > That site needs some updating, as we are losing some ground to Java,
> > > but it's a reasonable approximation. I think the true number
> > > of schools is within 20% of what you see in that list.
> > >
> > > One paper of my own might be interesting, though it's only
> > > sneakily an Ada-advodacy paper:
> > >
> > > http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~mfeldman/papers/aspirations.html
> > >
> > > which was published in June 1999 as an invited editorial
> > > in the quarterly of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer
> > > Science Education (SIGCSE). You'll see the "Ada philosophy"
> > > in that article, even though Ada is mentioned explicitly only
> > > once or twice.
> > >
> > > Be sure to pick up John McCormick's keynote presentation from
> > > SIGAda '99, which is linked from the top-level SIGAda site.
> > >
> > > Mike Feldman
> > >
> >