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Adaptive, Engaging, and Explanatory Visualization in a C Programming Course
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, , University of Pittsburgh, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper discusses three ways to improve the educational value of program visualization: engaging visualization, explanatory visualization, and adaptive visualization. We present some tools that we have developed to explore adaptive, engaging, and explanatory visualization in the classroom: a system for exploring the calculation of C expressions (WADEIn) and a set of small learning environments for exploring some of the "muddiest points" of C. We also provide some results of our most recent study of the WADEIn system in the classroom and summarize the directions for future work.

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Brusilovsky, P. & Spring, M. (2004). Adaptive, Engaging, and Explanatory Visualization in a C Programming Course. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1264-1271). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 23, 2019 from .

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