Masters Theses


Exploring cooperative learning in an initial computer programming course using Visual Basic


"The main purpose of this research was to examine the impact that cooperative techniques and demographics had in a computer programming class. Two instructional styles were compared: a traditional lecture style and a cooperative lecture style. The influence of demographic factors, such as mathematics background, academic experience, gender, grade point average (GPA), and course attendance, was also considered in conjunction with the two lecture styles to gain insight into cooperative learning...Through the experiment and statistical analysis, this study found that cooperation did not improve learning and performance, and might deter students from positive learning experiences"--Abstract, leaf iii.


Business and Information Technology

Degree Name

M.S. in Information Science and Technology


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2005


ix, 104 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-136) and index (137-145).


© 2005 Christopher Duane Brown, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Team learning approach in education
Group work in education

Thesis Number

T 8739

Print OCLC #


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