Computing Education through Program Evaluation

by John Y. Campbell, Lect.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Paisley Coll. of Tech., Paisley, Scotland,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 2, Pg. 149-163

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Many mature engineers are skeptical about the use of computers and find the whole topic surrounded by a mystique. There is a need for education in the use of computing facilities and one way is described in this paper. A series of evaluations of commercially available computer programs for use in the United Kingdom construction industry are described. The professional engineer had the results of these appraisals available to him in the form of computer program user reports, which helped influence and educate him into the correct use of computer programs.

Subject Headings: Education | Computer software | Construction industry | Professional development | United Kingdom | Europe

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