CEC Faculty Articles

Title

From the Desk of the Executive Editor: Written Communication and Learning

Document Type

Editorial

Date

Spring 1-1-2008

Publication Title

Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems

ISSN or ISBN

0892-4872

Volume

22

Issue

2

First Page

3

Last Page

5

Description

My earliest experiences with computers were in the early/mid 1970s when I went to the local college to discover how the world had changed during my child-rearing years. “Ted,” I said to my husband, “You may not believe me but there is a machine that thinks the way I do, with a respect for structure and logic.” Computers worked on an input-processing-output dynamic. People wrote instructions, the computer carried them out, and others used the output of the process. We believed that teaching children to program would help them develop lifelong skills of logic and organization. Similar to today, the hurdle we faced was getting teachers to master necessary skills so that they could instruct or guide their students.

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