Basic Computer Programming: A Self-Instructional Course.
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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The aim of the course is to provide understanding of fundamental computer programming concepts, and more important, to develop a proficiency in writing elementary computer programs. The material was originally drawn from the U.S. Armys course for the Automatic Data Processing Specialist ADPS Programing Specialist MOS 745.1. The criterion problems contained in the course were chosen from actual job situations, but scaled down to fit the instructional repertoire of the course. The course is self-contained and consists of an instruction booklet and an answer booklet. It is directed toward the level of high school seniors and first-year college students. In its various experimental forms it was administered to a total of nearly 900 high school juniors and seniors, and after final revision, to a small sample of college freshmen and high school seniors. Findings from the several experimental administrations of the course clearly pointed to the desirability of teaching the course with a variety of kinds of computer problems. Results indicated that students learned from making errors and thus required hints or correct answers in solving the practice problems only a small part of the time. Author
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