ALEX: an aid to teaching algorithms

  title={ALEX: an aid to teaching algorithms},
  author={Sean Pyott and Ian Sanders},
A problem with teaching Computer Science to first-year students in a South African context is that many students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and have not been exposed to computer technology. To address this issue, a new curriculum has been adopted for first-year students, the first topic of which covers the design and specification of algorithms. One of the problems encountered in this course is that if the students cannot execute their algorithms they do not know whether the algorithms… CONTINUE READING