IJIET 2014 Vol.4(5): 383-387 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2014.V4.435

Intervention Strategies for the Improvement of Students’ Academic Performance in Data Structure Course

Regina A. Garcia and Lilac A. Al-Safadi

Abstract—The study is intended to recommend intervention strategies which can be used in teaching Data Structure course effectively to undergraduate program in the field of computing and information technology. Descriptive method, formal assessment which is the actual grades of the students, and informal interviews among instructors were utilized in the study. The formal assessment results revealed that 39% of students in the course have poor academic performance in the course. This concluded that there is a need for intervention strategies which requires planning and implementation to strengthen the motivation of the students to study, boost their academic performance, and uplift the quality of education in the area of computing and information technology.

Index Terms—Academic performance, data structures, information technology, quality education.

Regina A. Garcia was with City College of Calamba, Philippines (e-mail: gigi_0219@yahoo.com).
Lilac A. Al-Safadi is with Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: l.alsafadi@seu.edu.sa).

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Cite: Regina A. Garcia and Lilac A. Al-Safadi, "Intervention Strategies for the Improvement of Students’ Academic Performance in Data Structure Course," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 383-387, 2014.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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