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Using Programming Protocols To Investigate The Effects Of Manipulative Computer Models On Student Learning , Elizabeth June Bruene Hooper Jan 1986

Using Programming Protocols To Investigate The Effects Of Manipulative Computer Models On Student Learning , Elizabeth June Bruene Hooper

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study addressed two important instructional issues regarding programming education: what novices must learn in order to achieve programming success and how learning experiences should be organized to help novices acquire programming knowledge. The primary goals of this investigation were (1) to document programming behavior in an attempt to learn more about the novice's preconceptions and intuitions about programming and (2) to evaluate the effects of a manipulative computer-based model on student learning;The study was conducted using a posttest quasi-experimental design. Students assigned to the treatment group completed a series of "programming-like" computer tasks using a manipulative model ...


Evaluation Of A Logo Computer Curriculum For Upper Level Elementary School Students , Marilyn Hecht Blaustein Jan 1986

Evaluation Of A Logo Computer Curriculum For Upper Level Elementary School Students , Marilyn Hecht Blaustein

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

With the proliferation of computers in the elementary schools, evaluation of computer curricula has become increasingly important. One of the purposes of this study was to test a causal model that attempted to identify factors related to upper elementary school students' attitudes and performance using the computer programming language Logo. Factors considered included student entry characteristics, attitudes toward the computer experience, subjective and objective measures of achievement, as well as sex and grade. A secondary area of emphasis was the effect of sex on attitudes, experiences and performance using the Logo language. The model was operationalized using measures derived from ...


Program Evaluation In Baccalaureate Schools Of Nursing , Linda H. Brady Jan 1986

Program Evaluation In Baccalaureate Schools Of Nursing , Linda H. Brady

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Although the need for accountability is well documented throughout the literature of nursing education, the use of a model of program evaluation to provide the direction necessary for the plan of program evaluation is neither universally documented nor universally recognized throughout the discipline;This study was designed for several purposes: to describe prevailing practices in program evaluation by baccalaureate schools of nursing throughout the country; to present a model of program evaluation for nursing education that incorporates the essence of the emphasis from the specialized accrediting body for nursing as well as recommendations from current literature pertinent to program evaluation ...