Title: DATA STRUCTURE AND ALGORITHM: A VISUALIZED WEB BASED COURSEWARE IMPROVES COGNITIVE LEARNING

Issue Number: Vol. 5, No. 3
Year of Publication: Jul - 2015
Page Numbers: 194-202
Authors: Junaid Akram , Luping Fang
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P001683

Abstract:


The most powerful educational tool is interactive visualization platform. The purpose of educational visualization is to facilitate learners to learn quality based knowledge by considering different factors i.e. intelligence, prediction, perception, class participation and cognitive learning etc. Our study has explored the benefits of cognitive learning in different aspects. These aspects are the psychological implications of visualization applied to educational purposes, guiding the learners how to engage ourselves in cognitive learning, guiding teachers to use intelligent ways of teaching and to provide online learning platforms. During our research we have developed a visualized prototype application for course “data structure and algorithm” to facilitate students for better learning of this course and then we implemented this prototype application in a real time environment i.e. classroom. Finally after implementation we have conducted a survey to get the feedback from students, to know how the visualizations affect the learning. Our study has showed the benefits of using animation during lessons to engage learner’s attention in cognitive learning. From the survey results, we came to know that most of the students were unaware of education visualization applications.