All programs are not created equal - but, do students know that?

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Title: All programs are not created equal - but, do students know that?
Author: Etlinger, Henry
Abstract: Students in programming courses must deal with multiple aspects of the programming process. They need to learn the syntax and semantics of a given programming language, to explore how to use the language to implement different algorithms, and how to construct programs properly and display them in an acceptable manner. Sometimes, for example in the case of sorting, students see many different algorithms and programs. In this paper, we argue that students can also benefit from seeing multiple program representations of the same algorithm. Students learn that programs can be different and that some programs are easier to understand than others.
Description: © ACM, 1985. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in the Proceedings of the sixteenth SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education. "All Programs Are Not Created Equal - But, Do Students Know That?" Proceedings of the sixteenth SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education. Held in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: 14-15 March 1985.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/7924
Publishers URL: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/323287.323282
Date: 1985

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