oa Alternation - Introducing B.Com Information Systems students to Basic Programming: overcoming some of the difficulties

Volume 12 Number 1b
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



The objective of equipping B.Com Information Systems students with basic programming skills is not without its hurdles. Difficulties include large class sizes, varying levels of prior exposure and low motivation for technical learning. The problem is compounded by the standard (and not minor) challenges of teaching programming such as the challenges of teaching cognitive thinking and the need for individual interaction with the computer. Lecturers who are both technically adept at the current programming tools and genuinely concerned with enabling students to ""see the light"" are not so easy to come by.

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