ERIC Number: ED079991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-31
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Computer-Assisted Instruction in Programming: A Curriculum Description. Technical Report Number 211.
A course has been developed which provides an introduction to computer programing for community college students who have taken high school algebra. Instruction is presented by computer and a student reference manual is provided. The content resembles that of other introductory courses in computer programing, including topics on stored programs, use of variables, input-output control, syntax of algebraic and logical expressions, use of functions and subroutines, conditional clauses, and branching techniques. The instructional system implements, under computer control, teaching strategies useful to human tutors, such as individualizing the content, pace, and sequence of instruction, allowing for sufficient student control, tailoring wrong answer messages, and providing remedial and extra-credit work. Students are required to interact on-line with a commercially prepared editor-interpreter similar to those found in many timesharing environments. Performance data from the instructional program and the editor-interpreter are stored for retrieval and analysis. The organization of the course, types of exercises used, and content of each lesson are documented and an appendix lists the concepts associated with each exercise. (Author/PB)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.