The first video in the Computer Software series, part of our Introduction to Computers course. This video looks at the general types of software, software development, the software development life cycle, as well as explaining what computer programmers do.
Type of Material:
Would be useful for self-paced learning or as additional information when working on homework.
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
This video looks at the general types of software, software development, the software development life cycle, as well as explains what computer programers do.
Target Student Population:
General Education in college.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Student should know what computing software is, in a general sense.
As with most of the "Mr. Ford" videos, the content quality is high. The presenter sets out the concepts in a clear concise manner appropriate to a beginner level audience.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Very effective at presenting fairly technical concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. Would be most effect for a non-technical or beginning level audience (adult learners).
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Couldn't be easier to use, simply point any web browser at the link to the video and play.
Other Issues and Comments:
The Mr. Ford computing videos are consistently well made and well presented. The presenter delivers the concepts in a simple, sometimes humorous manner that would be appropriate for most audiences.
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