Instructional strategy in the teaching of computer programming: a need assessment analyses

Instructional strategy in the teaching of computer programming: a need assessment analyses. TOJET: The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 9 (2). pp. 125-131. ISSN 2146-7242 (2010)


The process of Instructional Design deals with the production of an effective, efficient and appealing instructional material under different condition, method and outcome. Computer programming is part and parcel of computer education. Research done in western countries has shown that programming requires problem solving and analytical thinking skill; unfortunately these skills are found to be deficient among many students pursuing computer programming courses. A needs assessment was done to identify whether such a problem exists amongst Malaysian students pursuing computer programming courses in a Malaysian university. Among others, the aim of the needs assessment is to identify the instructional problems pertaining to the current strategies used for the teaching of programming. This paper reports and discusses the findings collected from the interviews with five computer science lecturers from the faculty of computer science in a local university. The result shows that there are deficiencies in knowledge, understanding and application of computer programming among computer science students. Recommendations are given for further investigation into a more effective strategy as an alternative in the teaching of computer programming courses.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Computer programming, Instructional design, Computer education, Instructional strategies
Taxonomy: By Subject > Computer & Mathematical Sciences > Computer Science
By Subject > Computer & Mathematical Sciences > Information Technology
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Depositing User: Mohd Fadhli Samsudin
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2021 23:59
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2022 08:49
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