Journal of Information Systems Education


Learning the rules of a programming language is much easier than learning how to program. Learning how to program, that is, developing the logic necessary to solve a problem, is difficult for most people. Data processing students must unlearn the complicated thought processes they have become used to in dealing with everyday life and learn to tell the computer, in simplified terms, exactly what to do, step by step. This article discusses the role of the programming logic course in the data processing curriculum including reasons for teaching programming logic as a separate course, where the programming logic course fits in the data processing curriculum, appropriate course content, and teaching hints and strategies.



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