ERIC Number: ED047514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jan-25
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Computer-Assisted Instruction in Programming: AID.
Friend, Jamesine; Atkinson, R. C.
A computer-assisted course on programing, consisting of a set of 50 lessons, was developed for and is now being used by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) personnel. The course is intended for students at about the junior college level with no experience in mathematics beyond high school algebra and with no previous introduction to computer programs. The programing language taught in the course is AID (Algebraic Interpretative Dialogue), a high-level algebraic programing language with extensive interactive (or conversational) abilities. The results of the use of the course with NASA personnel and with other students have been extremely encouraging: student motivation has been high; and performance, good. Appendices include: the student manual, AID documentation, an outline of AID lessons, excerpts from the coder's manual, and a sample coded problem. (MF)
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Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.