Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 8, Pages: 983-985
M. Sivasakthi* and R. Rajendran
Department of Education, NITTTR, Chennai-600113, India
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Java programming is popular both in Academia and IT Industry. Further, it is the maximum usage of programming across the world. There is a wide edge between industry expectations and knowledge of students in Java programming. Teaching and learning of Java programming in academia is the greater responsibility to shrink that edge. The present study has been conducted in this regard to investigate the factors that lead to students’ learning difficulties in Object-Oriented Programming Paradigm using Java. The result of this study indicates that the students have learning difficulties on the topics of Java programming. The nature of difficulties, situations and the various factors that lead to poor performance in learning of Java programming were also identified.
Keywords: Learning difficulties, OOPs paradigm, Java programming, instructional methods
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