ERIC Number: ED112861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-25
Reference Count: 0
Programs Students Write. Technical Report No. 257.
To explore the problem of designing an automated system for instruction in programing, and to study the problem-solving behavior of students, computer programs written by 40 college students as part of a CAI course in Algebraic Interpretive Dialogue were analyzed. The self-contained course consisted of 50 tutorial lessons; the analysis covers programs written as solutions to 25 programing problems, including 747 problems containing 7,063 commands. The distribution of data over problems and over students is discussed, along with problem difficulty and diversity of student solutions. (Author/SK)
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Computer Science Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Programs, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Problem Solving, Programing, Statistical Data, Student Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.; Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.
Note: Psychology and Education Series