Title: Cognitive Effects of Visualization on Learning Data Structure and Algorithms

Year of Publication: 2015
Page Numbers: 70-78
Authors: Junaid Akram, Luping Fang
Conference Name: The Third International Conference on Digital Enterprise and Information Systems (DEIS2015)
- China


Education has the explicit task in society of developing cognition. This study has explored the cognition effects in four different aspects: The first is the psychological implications and effects of visualization applied to educational purposes and successfully guide the learner to engage in cognitive processes essential for comprehension, the second aspect is prototyping data structure visualization platform, third aspect is implementation of prototype in real time environment like classroom, fourth and last impact is the feedback from students through a survey. Our research has showed the effectiveness of using visualization and animations techniques during lessons to engage people’s attention towards cognitive learning. From the survey that we have conducted, we get to know that majority of peoples are unaware of the use of education visualization platform. These all observations motivate a critical look at visualization to facilitate learners in cognitive learning.