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Author Hightower, Vicki M.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Abstract The introductory course in data processing and computer programming as taught at Elon College is first, a strong introduction to structured programming in BASIC and second, a look at the business side of data processing. It is an attempt to expose students to the terminology of computers and their uses and also get them acquainted with some of the standard concepts of computing algorithms and problem solving. Students use the DEC PDP 11/34 for this first course and no attempt is made to teach line editing with EDT. There is such a wide range of abilities in this course that we try to gear the material so that most students will have a positive experience and frustrations will be kept to a minimum.
Description Affiliation: Department of Math/C.S., Elon College, Elon College, NC (Hightower, Vicki M.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1978-02-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGCSE Bulletin (SGCS)
Volume Number 17
Issue Number 2
Page Count 6
Starting Page 15
Ending Page 20

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