Title

Learning to Program from Scratch

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

UPENA, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Faculty

Business and Law

School

Management

RAS ID

8712

Comments

This article was originally published as: Garner, S. K. (2009). Learning to program from scratch. Proceedings of International Conference on Innovation in Teaching & Management of Higher Education (ICITM 2009). (pp. 451-452). Terengganu, Malaysia. UPENA, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). Original article available here

Abstract

Learning to program is difficult for novices with high levels of cognitive load being experienced. A new programming language, Scratch, has been created to help young students learn programming. However the system can also be used with older students in introductory courses in higher education. This paper discusses the new system and how ldquostandardrdquo algorithms might be created as a precursor to moving to a commercial programming language.

DOI

10.1109/ICALT.2009.50

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1109/ICALT.2009.50