C.D. Hill, B.M. Slator, and L.M. Daniels (USA)
CS educational research, online
instruction, blended education, distance education.
: The ProgrammingLand MOO, an online
resource for instruction in introductory programming, is
described from the student's perspective. This system
may be used as a powerful supplement to a traditional
classroom course or it may be used as a stand-alone
online learning resource. The system delivers
instructional content, monitors student progress, provides
interactive exercises and gives individual programming
assignments to the students.
In the fall semester of 2003 an experiment was performed
that attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of
ProgrammingLand in a classroom course used in place of
a textbook. The results were positive. A summary of the
experiment and its result are given.