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Merging interactive visualizations with hypertextbooks and course management

Rößling, Guido and Naps, Thomas and Hall, Mark and Karavirta, Ville and Kerren, Andreas and Leska, Charles and Moreno, Andres and Oechsle, Rainer and Rodger, Susan and Urquiza-Fuentes, Jaime and Velázquez-Iturbide, Ángel (2006):
Merging interactive visualizations with hypertextbooks and course management.
In: inroads - Paving the Way Towards Excellence in Computing Education, ACM Press, pp. 166--181, 38, (4), DOI: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1189215.1189184, [Article]

Abstract

As a report of a working group at ITiCSE 2006, this paper provides a vision of how visualizations and the software that generates them may be integrated into hypertextbooks and course management systems. This integration generates a unique synergy that we call a Visualization-based Computer Science Hypertextbook (VizCoSH). By borrowing features of both traditional hypertextbooks and course management systems, VizCoSHs become delivery platforms that address some of the reasons why visualizations have failed to find widespread use in education. The heart of the paper describes these features and explains, from both a student and teacher perspective, how each feature adds educational value to a visualization. In some cases, this value focuses on pedagogical issues, taking advantage of known strategies for making visualizations more engaging and effective. In other cases, the emphasis is on making it easier for teachers to use visualizations. A set of possible use scenarios and approaches for increasing interest in adopting a VizCoSH are also presented.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2006
Creators: Rößling, Guido and Naps, Thomas and Hall, Mark and Karavirta, Ville and Kerren, Andreas and Leska, Charles and Moreno, Andres and Oechsle, Rainer and Rodger, Susan and Urquiza-Fuentes, Jaime and Velázquez-Iturbide, Ángel
Title: Merging interactive visualizations with hypertextbooks and course management
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Abstract:

As a report of a working group at ITiCSE 2006, this paper provides a vision of how visualizations and the software that generates them may be integrated into hypertextbooks and course management systems. This integration generates a unique synergy that we call a Visualization-based Computer Science Hypertextbook (VizCoSH). By borrowing features of both traditional hypertextbooks and course management systems, VizCoSHs become delivery platforms that address some of the reasons why visualizations have failed to find widespread use in education. The heart of the paper describes these features and explains, from both a student and teacher perspective, how each feature adds educational value to a visualization. In some cases, this value focuses on pedagogical issues, taking advantage of known strategies for making visualizations more engaging and effective. In other cases, the emphasis is on making it easier for teachers to use visualizations. A set of possible use scenarios and approaches for increasing interest in adopting a VizCoSH are also presented.

Journal or Publication Title: inroads - Paving the Way Towards Excellence in Computing Education
Volume: 38
Number: 4
Publisher: ACM Press
ISBN: 1-59593-603-3
Uncontrolled Keywords: - ALW - Area Ambient Learning & Knowledge Work;- ALW: Algorithm Animation
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science > Telecooperation
20 Department of Computer Science > Computing Services (ISP)
20 Department of Computer Science
Event Location: Bologna, Italy
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2016 12:59
DOI: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1189215.1189184
Identification Number: pmid:11891840
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