Visual programming: an educational experience [chapter]

S. Rusnak, H. Schauer, A. Vaduva
1995 World Conference on Computers in Education VI  
This paper describes our educational experience in teaching programming techniques to first grade students. The introduction to basic programming constructs was made using a visual programming language called Prograph. The aim was to improve the understanding of programming concepts. In the second part of the course, advanced algorithms were introduced using the typical textual language Pascal. In this paper, we present the results of our investigation comparing the students attitude to these
more » ... attitude to these different programming styles. We found that almost all students with programming experience preferred Pascal as their favourite language, while students without any previous programming knowledge showed equal preference for both languages.
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34844-5_44 dblp:conf/wcce/RusnakSV95 fatcat:i2kie5n5ifedrbeceu6madcudq