Date of Award
Union College Only
Algorithm Visualization, AV, Visualization, features
Data structures and algorithms are vital topics in every undergraduate computer science curriculum. Visualizing algorithm is a popular way that helps improve students' understanding of the material. I am exploring which features good Algorithm Visualizations (VAs) should have. I have developed my own VAs to visualize merge sort this Fall of 2022. For this winter term, I will run an experiment to test the effectiveness of different features. I will recruit students, and let them explore a version of my visualizer that have different features. Afterward, the students will take a quiz to test their understanding of merge sort.
An, Nang Quoc, "Effective Features of Algorithm Visualization for Education" (2023). Honors Theses. 2683.