Abstract: This research investigated the impact learning a visual programming language, Visual Basic, has on cognitive development, as measured by the Proposition Logic Test (PLT). It is part of a series of cognitive and programming investigations. Prior research has shown that object-oriented and procedural programming involved a high level of cognitive development. Prior research also indicated procedural programming has no impact on cognitive development. This study found cognitive development remained the same after a semester course in Visual Basic. The author concludes that a single college programming course, either procedural or visual, does not impact college age students' cognitive development.
Keywords: Visual programming, Visual Basic, Cognitive development, Cognitive skills
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Recommended Citation: White, G. (2006). Visual Basic Programming Impact on Cognitive Development of College Students. Journal of Information Systems Education, 17(4), 421-428.