Ralph Morelli
Professor of Computer Science, Trinity College, Hartford, CT


Ralph Morelli is Professor of Computer Science at Trinity College, where he has been teaching computer science since 1985. He is also Principal Investigator of the Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Project (http://www.hfoss.org), an NSF-funded initiative aimed at getting undergraduates engaged in building FOSS that serves the public good. In Spring 2011 he taught students App Inventor for Android in his “Computing with Mobile Phones” course.


Mobile Platforms
Location: Portland 252
Deborah Wallach (Google), Eni Mustafaraj (Wellesley College), Dave Wolber (University of San Francisco), Ralph Morelli (Trinity College, Hartford, CT)
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App Inventor is a new visual programming environment developed by Google, free to the public. Since Fall 2009, several educational institutions have been using it to teach programming in introductory computer science courses. This presentation will share experiences from these courses, showcase examples of mobile apps created by students, and discuss the future of App Inventor use in education. Read more.