Open Interactive Algorithm Visualization

Fuhua Lin, Ali Dewan, Volodymyr Voytenko

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Abstract

This paper presents a work-in-progress project for developing an open interactive algorithm visualization (AV) website. This development of project is 'open', because we are developing this website as part of our University's Open Education Resources (OER) initiative. This is 'interactive', because we aim to incorporate interactive functionalities to meet pedagogy, usability, and accessibility needs of the online leaners. In our previous research, we did a detailed survey on the teaching and learning methodologies of the algorithms and data structures and the existing AV websites. Although most AV websites are good at providing some fancy graphics and animations, they did not pay much attention on the learners' needs in pedagogy, usability, and accessibility. We identified that the leaners pedagogy, usability, and accessibility needs are the three important areas that should be bringing into design considerations for an ideal AV website design. In this work-in-progress paper, we present the current state of our open interactive AV website development and the plan for the future to address learners' load management through multimedia functionalities in the AV website. Such amendment in the AV website can fulfill the pedagogy, usability, and accessibility goals for the online learners.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Canadian Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2019
ISBN (Electronic)9781728103198
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Event2019 IEEE Canadian Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2019 - Edmonton, Canada
Duration: 5 May 20198 May 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE Canadian Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE Canadian Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2019
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityEdmonton
Period5/05/198/05/19

Keywords

  • algorithm visualization
  • learning analytics
  • online learning
  • pedagogy design
  • user interaction

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