Faculty Publications

Title

Using dynamic explanations to enhance novice programmer instruction via the WWW

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Computers and Education

Volume

30

Issue

3-4

First Page

195

Last Page

201

Abstract

This paper describes how the World Wide Web (WWW)-delivered visual explanations of programming constructs have been developed and used to supplement the conventional instructional methods and materials traditionally employed in introductory programming courses. The explanations are constructed using inexpensive commercial software that supports the use of animation, graphics, color, and narrative to help students visualize a wide range of concepts and relationships. Initial student feedback suggests WWW-delivered visual explanations appear to be an effective means of addressing the individual learning needs of novice programmers. © 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1998

DOI of published version

10.1016/s0360-1315(97)00063-8

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