Critical concepts in the development of courseware for CS closed laboratories

J. M C Lin, C. C. Wu, G. F. Chiou

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In this paper we present some of the experiences that we have gained from having developed a number of laboratory-based courseware for teaching computing concepts. We point out that lab-based teaching is a special category of computer-based instruction (CBI). The intended lab usage imposes certain constraints on lab-based courseware such that the methodologies for developing traditional CBI software do not seem to fit the development of lab-based software very well. Lab-based software requires special considerations as to the presentation of its course content and the design of its user interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalSIGCSE Bulletin (Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education)
Issue numberSpecial Issu
Publication statusPublished - 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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