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RAPTOR – A Vehicle to Enhance Logical ThinkingWe believe that logical thinking is very important for writing efficient programs butunfortunately our students lack the logical thinking skills. One to way to address this is throughthe use of visual programming tools and one such tool is Raptor. The RAPTOR developmentenvironment minimizes the amount of syntax the student must learn to write correct programinstructions. The RAPTOR development environment is visual.RAPTOR programs are diagrams (directed graphs) that can be executed one symbol at a time.This will help students to follow the flow of instruction execution in RAPTOR programs.RAPTOR is designed for ease of use. RAPTOR error messages are designed to be more readilyunderstandable by beginning programmers. The goal is to teach students you how to design andexecute algorithms and develop the logical thinking skills required in programming languagesuch as C, C++ or Java.These features of RAPTOR has helped us in providing an Interdisciplinary Integrated Teachingand Learning experiences that integrates team-oriented, hands-on learning experiencesthroughout the engineering technology and sciences curriculum and engages students in thedesign and analysis process beginning with their first year. The objective of this paper is todiscuss our experiences with the use of RAPTOR in various science and technology courses.
Swain, N., & Moses, W., & Anderson, J. A., & Davis, C. T. (2013, June), RAPTOR - A Vehicle to Enhance Logical Thinking Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/22403
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