ERIC Number: ED064917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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CAI-BASIC: A Program to Teach the Programming Language BASIC.
Barry, Thomas Anthony
A computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program was designed which fulfills the objectives of teaching a simple programing language, interpreting student responses, and executing and editing student programs. The CAI-BASIC program is written in FORTRAN IV and executes on IBM-2741 terminals while running under a time-sharing system on an IBM-360-70 computer system. The instructional phase of the program presents the fundamentals of BASIC, which is a simple user-oriented language, in seven lessons. During the instructional sessions, the student is presented with material and, based on his responses to questions, is routed to the next sequence of instructions. The execution phase of CAI-BASIC allows execution of BASIC programs and has an optional debug feature that provides a trace of program variables to aid the student in finding programing errors. In the event of programing errors, the user may enter an edit mode to correct mistakes in his program. Appended are the program and a complete sample session of CAI-BASIC. (Author/SH)
Descriptors: Branching, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Computer Science Education, Feedback, Programed Instruction, Programing, Programing Languages, Time Sharing
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Authoring Institution: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.