Opus Pro lets you teach/learn programming quickly and easily whatever your experience, without it feeling like a toy.
Designed to get you and your students productive with as much or as little programming as you feel comfortable with, Opus Pro lets you get projects up and runnning within minutes and then introduce real-world programming concepts and syntax as and when you are ready.
It has the simplicity to get you started quickly and yet the full power of a programming language to progress on to.
Opus Pro lets you design the content of your program in a completely free-form way by simply drawing objects on a page. It's as easy as a drawing program or desktop publisher and you can preview instantly as you go. To make the material look professional special graphical effects like transparency and drop shadow are included and full control of size and colour is simple.
To make things happen you add a whole range of standard actions from customisable presets and set the parameters for them to use. Learn about the difference between events/triggers......and actions.
Drag and drop is as easy as setting a property and even collision detection is built in.
Key programming features such as variables, loops and conditional structures (If...Then...Else) can also be incorporated easily into the preset actions to introduce programming features steadily. Keep control of the learning curve.
More detailed interactions can be developed once a working program is already running so students feel they're getting somewhere.
Unlike other software to introduce programming Opus Pro is not just for beginners, so students can stay in the same program whatever their ceiling. Opus Pro is a real-world programming tool widely-used by businesses and independent developers for real-world programming tasks.
We're providing a series of partly-complete projects with lesson plans to give your learning a kickstart. Each introduces one or two key features of programming based around a project, almost complete to get working with a few basic steps. Additional featutres can then be added by students.
Multimedia Project - Tutorial Videos and Teaching Resource
Opus Pro is ideal for getting students productive in programming quickly which is crucial to keeping them engaged and interested. You wouldn't ask early readers to learn grammar before they are allowed to read so why expect programmers to understand a programming language from day one.
Opus Pro is particularly suitable for the following units in qualifications from AQA, WJEC, OCR, EdExcel, City & Guilds and similar qualfications in your country.
teaching programming with Opus Pro