Accession Number:

AD0779883

Title:

A Rationale and Description of the Basic Instructional Program

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Aug 1972-31 Jul 1974

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA INST FOR MATHEMATICAL STUDIES IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Report Date:

1974-04-22

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

A course in computer programming is being developed as a vehicle for research in tutorial modes of computer-assisted instruction. Methods for monitoring and aiding the student as he works on interesting programming problems are employed. The problems are individually selected via an optimization scheme based on a model of the students ability and difficulties. After a brief overview of work done at Stanford in tutorial CAI and the teaching of procedural skills, the functional elements of the BASIC Instructional Program, its BASIC interpreter, curriculum, solution analysis, and interactive assistance during programming, are described.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE