—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.
—Academic performance, data structures,
information technology, quality education.
Regina A. Garcia was with City College of Calamba, Philippines (e-mail:
Lilac A. Al-Safadi is with Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh, Saudi
Arabia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.