ERIC Number: ED088920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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An Evaluation of the Computer Science 11E Course Offered During the Spring Semester of 1973.
Durward, M. Lynne; Ellis, E. N.
The evaluation of Computer Science 11E, a locally-developed course offered in six Vancouver secondary schools, consisted of four parts: a questionnaire to teachers concerning all aspects of their courses, as well as their own evaluation of the program, a questionnaire to students designed to determine their attitude toward the course and what they considered to be the strengths and weaknesses of the program, a set of programming problems developed to obtain objective evidence of the students' problem-solving ability, and a report on the impressions gained by an independent observer during a visit to one of the computer science classes. The results showed that the objectives of the Computer Science 11E course had been reached. The performance of the students on the programming problems indicated that their grasp of both the BASIC (Beginner's All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) programming language and problem-solving techniques were good. Students willingly applied the knowledge gained in the computer classes to other areas; more than one-half of them wrote programs to solve problems in other courses. Both teachers and students suggested that more hands-on computer time be made available, and that other programming languages, in addition to BASIC be included in the course content. For related documents, see TM003469 and TM003475. (Author/RC)
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Authoring Institution: Vancouver Board of School Trustees (British Columbia). Dept. of Planning and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Canada