This research investigated the impact learning a visual programming language, Visual Basic, has on cognitive development, as measured by the Proposition Logic Test (PLT). It is part of a series of cognitive and programming investigations. Prior research has shown that object-oriented and procedural programming involved a high level of cognitive development. Prior research also indicated procedural programming has no impact on cognitive development. This study found cognitive development remained the same after a semester course in Visual Basic. The author concludes that a single college programming course, either procedural or visual, does not impact college age students' cognitive development.
"Visual Basic Programming Impact on Cognitive Development of College Students,"
Journal of Information Systems Education: Vol. 17
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