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Maddux, Cleborne D.; And Others – Computers in the Schools, 1989
Describes the use of the Flesch readability and interest formulae to evaluate textbooks intended for use in college level introductory educational computing courses. Variables that influence what textbook is chosen for a college course are discussed, and readability scores, human interest categories, and subject matter coverage are examined in…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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Standal, Timothy – Computers in the Schools, 1987
Discussion of the notion of readability focuses on predicting readability with computerized readability formulas. Semantic and syntactic factors are discussed, the development of readability formulas is described, and five commercially available computer readability formulas are reviewed, including the Readability Estimator, Readability Formulas,…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Microcomputers, Predictive Measurement