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, Computer Education, Needs Assessmen, Instructional Strategies, Instructional Design
Taxonomy: By Subject > Computer & Mathematical Sciences > Computer Science
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Depositing User: Mohd Fadhli Samsudin
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2021 23:04
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 02:18
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