Journal of Computer Science

Novice Programmer = (Sourcecode) (Pseudocode) Algorithm

Budi Yulianto, Harjanto Prabowo, Raymond Kosala and Manik Hapsara

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2018.477.484

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 14, Issue 4

Pages 477-484


Difficulties in learning programming often hinder new students as novice programmers. One of the difficulties is to transform algorithm in mind into syntactical solution (sourcecode). This study proposes an application to help students in transform their algorithm (logic) into sourcecode. The proposed application can be used to write down students’ algorithm (logic) as block of pseudocode and then transform it into selected programming language sourcecode. Students can learn and modify the sourcecode and then try to execute it (learning by doing). Proposed application can improve 17% score and 14% passing rate of novice programmers (new students) in learning programming.


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