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Title: An empirical study on factors influencing the effectiveness of algorithm visualization
Authors: Lazaridis, Vassilios
Samaras, Nikolaos
Sifaleras, Angelo
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Natural sciences::Mathematics::Applied Mathematics
FRASCATI::Natural sciences::Computer and information sciences
Keywords: Educational software
Algorithm visualization
Linear optimization
Empirical studies
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Wiley
Source: Computer Applications in Engineering Education
Volume: 21
Issue: 3
First Page: 410
Last Page: 420
Abstract: The determination of the factors influencing the effectiveness of algorithm visualization poses an interesting research question. In this paper, we present the results of a longitude empirical study regarding this question. The study was based on an evaluation of the Visual LinProg educational tool inside classrooms. Visual LinProg is a web‐based educational tool, which solves linear programming problems using animation and visualization techniques. Visual LinProg was developed to be used in linear programming courses to supplement the teaching. Our empirical study is based on questionnaires that include quantitative and qualitative topics. This evaluation first indicates that Visual LinProg facilitates the learning of the revised simplex algorithm and second presents more results on factors influencing the understanding of this algorithm by the students/users of the Visual LinProg.
ISSN: 10613773
Other Identifiers: 10.1002/cae.20485
Appears in Collections:Department of Applied Informatics

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