ERIC Number: EJ963779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
The Role of Visualization in Computer Science Education
Fouh, Eric; Akbar, Monika; Shaffer, Clifford A.
Computers in the Schools, v29 n1-2 p95-117 2012
Computer science core instruction attempts to provide a detailed understanding of dynamic processes such as the working of an algorithm or the flow of information between computing entities. Such dynamic processes are not well explained by static media such as text and images, and are difficult to convey in lecture. The authors survey the history of visualization in computer science education, focusing on artifacts that have a documented positive educational assessment. Changes in how computing technology has affected the development and uptake of such visualization artifacts in computer science education, and how recent technology changes are leading to progress in developing online hypertextbooks are then discussed.
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Educational Assessment, Visualization, Computer Science, Textbooks, Hypermedia, Audiovisual Instruction, Audiovisual Aids, Learner Engagement, Classification, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, High School Students, College Students, Surveys, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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