ERIC Number: ED168560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The BASIC Instructional Program: Supervisor's Manual.
Dageforde, Mary L.; Beard, Marney H.
This manual for supervisory instructors documents the goals, methods, and operation of the BASIC Instructional Program (BIP), an interactive problem-solving laboratory that teaches elementary programming in the BASIC language. The first two sections describe features of BIP that may be of interest to the supervisor, especially the individualized task-selection algorithm and the Curriculum Information Network (CIN) which stores the relationships among elements of the author-written course material. The remaining sections describe in detail how to supervise the operation of BIP, including (1) the creation and use of certain files that may be written to during BIP execution (e.g., when there is an error in a model solution or when a student disagrees with the solution checker); (2) how to add and drop students from the course; (3) details of adding new tasks to the BIP curriculum and a description of the solution checker; and (4) how to obtain student progress reports. Appendices include a description of the technique groups and the skills in each, lists of syntax and execution errors, sample pages from the tasks file, and sample runs of BClass and Report Programs. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.
Note: For related documents, see IR 007 092-096