Smalltalk scaffolding: A case study of minimalist instruction

Mary Beth Rosson, John M. Carroll, Rachel K.E. Bellamy

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Abstract

A curriculum was developed to introduce users to the Smalltalk object-oriented programming language. Applying the Minimalist model of instruction [3J, we developed a set of example-based learning scenarios aimed at supporting real work, getting started fast, reasoning and improvising, coordinating system and text, supporting error recognition and recovery, and exploiting prior knowledge. We describe our initial curriculum design as well as the significant changes that have taken place as we have observed it in use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1990
EditorsJane Carrasco Chew, John Whiteside
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages423-429
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0201509326
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1990
Event1990 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1990 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Apr 1 1990Apr 5 1990

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other1990 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1990
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period4/1/904/5/90

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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