Hands-on labs without computers


Journal Article

Often in teaching an introductory computer science course for non-majors, a primary focus on building programming skills is neither practical nor effective. Many instructors choose a breadth-first approach focusing on building problem solving skills and surveying computer science. This paper argues that conducting hands-on labs where students work together to physically implement algorithms is an effective supplement for programming labs on the computer. We present lab examples and summarize our experiences.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pollard, S; Forbes, J

Published Date

  • July 17, 2003

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 296 - 300

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0097-8418

Citation Source

  • Scopus