Students often have a difficult time grasping programming concepts the first time they are exposed to a programming language. This paper shows how role-playing can be used to demonstrate COBOL programming logic to students. The students role-play parts of a COBOL program to participate in the execution of the programming statements. “Seeing” how the program executes and data is stored seems to enhance the students’ understanding of the program.
"COBOL on Broadway: an Innovative Approach to Teaching Programming Concepts,"
Communications of the IIMA: Vol. 3
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/ciima/vol3/iss2/7