ERIC Number: ED224270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Career for the Physically Handicapped--Computer Programmer.
Silence, Judith O.
The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology (Indianapolis, Indiana) sponsored a career exploration program for physically handicapped high school students. Each group of students spent three mornings in one of four engineering and technology areas. In the computer section, half the time was spent in the classroom discussing such topics as what computers do, what they look like, the three basic steps in computing, the program development cycle, and the BASIC programing language. The rest of the time was spent in a computer laboratory working on assignments using terminals. Assignments included playing games, learning the BASIC language through computer assisted instruction, entering a program, running a program, and modifying a program. All students were successful in playing computer games and completing the BASIC computer assisted instruction. Some students showed insight into understanding computer logic. On the terminals, students worked independently most of the time, concentrated on their assignments, and seemed to enjoy what they were doing. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Airlines Training Corp., Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, TX.