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dc.contributor.authorWoods, Michael Johnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:15Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:15Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-03en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05162011-222439en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32880
dc.description.abstractSince a massive decline of computer science graduates in 2002, computer science departments have been unable to reach previous graduation rates. In wake of this dramatic loss of graduates, researchers have been searching for the reasons students are avoiding computer science and choosing other majors. To combat this decrease in computer science graduates, the CloudSpace environment pro- vides additional context to entry level computer science courses. This shift in context re- moves boring assignments from the early computer science curriculum and replaces them with more engaging web centric assignments. The CloudSpace environment presents a model that maintains student's focus on core computer science competencies while providing a highly simplified web development toolkit to develop feature rich AJAX web applications. This the- sis includes the rational and implementation of a cloud based hosting service and a highly abstracted web tool kit that enables students to replicate modern web applications.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartWoods_MJ_T_2011.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectWeb Technologiesen_US
dc.subjectVirtual Machinesen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectCS1en_US
dc.titleCloudSpace: A Web Development Environment for CS1 Coursesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTilevich, Elien_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05162011-222439/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairBack, Godmar V.en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairEdwards, Stephen H.en_US
dc.date.sdate2011-05-16en_US
dc.date.rdate2011-06-16
dc.date.adate2011-06-16en_US


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