Rethinking the evaluation of algorithm animations as learning aids: an observational study

@article{Kehoe1999RethinkingTE,
  title={Rethinking the evaluation of algorithm animations as learning aids: an observational study},
  author={Colleen M. Kehoe and John T. Stasko and Ashley Talor},
  journal={Int. J. Hum.-Comput. Stud.},
  year={1999},
  volume={54},
  pages={265-284}
}
One important aspect of creating computer programs is having a sound understanding of the underlying algorithms used by programs. Learning about algorithms, just like learning to program, is difficult, however. A number of prior studies have found that using animation to help teach algorithms had less beneficial effects on learning than hoped. Those results surprise many computer science instructors whose intuition leads them to believe that algorithm animations should assist instruction. This… CONTINUE READING

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