Building confidence and skills: A prep course for computer programming

Linda Head, Jennifer Kay, John Schmalzel, Glenn Arr, Christopher Foster, Steven McDermott, Michael Sterner, Kenneth Whelan, Jason Wollenberg

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THe initiation of a Programming Preparation Course for enhancing students' preparation in a C++ programming course and their level of confidence in mastering the basics of computer programming is discussed. The course is a collaborative effort of faculty in the College of Engineering and the Computer Science Department. The topics used to introduce the fundamentals of programming include variables, loops and input, and function calls. The instructor team that has developed thsi course has the potential of increasing student retention in the programming course during the spring semester.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2591-2597
Number of pages7
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Event2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2001Jun 27 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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