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VISUALIZATION OF SYMBOLIC INFORMATION: EMPOWERING STUDENT INTROSPECTION
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 1391–1393
We are developing 3D visualizations for use in AI classes. This paper presents the process of developing visiaulization for symbolic information for classroom use. The basic process is to: determine the questions the user should be able to ask,...
Robust Hierarchical Web Space for a University
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 5401–5408
We propose a way for an university to keep current its hierarchical structured Web space. The system has two major properties. One is that the structure is specified from higher in the hierarchy. And two is that each unit in the organization can...
Educational Opportunities Using VRML in the AI Classroom
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 1999 (1999) pp. 119–123
This paper presents some results from the Visual Program project. The goal of the Visual Program project is to provide an environment in which students can study and learn AI techniques. We provide tools to support active learning using...
Visualization Tool for Student Use in Learning Programming
Paul Juell; Manohar Sreekantaradhya
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 68–74
This paper presents a tool to allow students to see visualizations of various levels of software interaction. Students in the initial steps of learning programming and algorithms need to integrate information from several points of view to...
Topics: Students, Integration
Fading Presentation Scaffolding to General Ontologies
Paul Juell; Priya Joseph
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1059–1063
We would like to present students with clear and well structured tutorials and then in controlled steps allow the student to see the full underlying knowledge about a topic. In education terms, we start with a scaffolded view and will fade this...
Effectiveness of Visualizations for Student Use
Paul Juell; Vijayakumar Shanmugasundaram; Anne Denton
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 591–598
Our evaluations of student learning have indicated the more accurately we can address the student learning process with a visualization the better the student outcome. This includes issues such as more interactive systems and a wider range of...
Topics: Students, Computer Sciences, Information Sciences, Learning Outcomes, Interaction
TESTING BEFORE CODING: A CULTURAL CHANGE APPROACH For TEACHING and DEVELOPING COMPUTER PROGRAMS
Syed Rahman; Paul Juell; Akram Salah
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1964–1971
In this paper, we introduce a new software development method. This method emphasizes software testing cycles and makes a cultural change in teaching and developing computer programs. In our approach, students write a program by writing a test suite ...
Topics: Computer Sciences, Programming, Students, Teaching Methods, Software
Visualizations to Address Known Problems in Teaching Java
Vijayakumar Shanmugasundaram; Paul Juell; Curt Hill
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1983–1990
This research describes an approach emphasizing using visualization to teach Java I class. This research discusses the difficulties in teaching java, the way the visualizations overcome the difficulties in teaching java. This approach includes...
Topics: Students, Learning Objects
Increased Flexablity in Display of Course Content
Hector Aybar; Paul Juell; Vijayakumar Shanmugasundaram
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 2346–2353
Converting course websites from a collection of static pages to Semantic Web ontologies provides several benefits for both students and faculty, ultimately resulting in a more effective course-delivery method. This paper focuses on an approach in...
Evaluation of Computer Conferencing Tools for Conducting Collaborative Seminars on the Internet
Paul Juell; Daniel Brekke; Ronald Vetter; John Wasson
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 2, No. 4 (1996) pp. 233–248
In this paper, we discuss collaborative conferencing environments in terms of their effectiveness and problems in a virtual classroom setting. Our focus is on the collaborative software, computing platforms, and the communications link between...
Topics: Classrooms, Collaboration, Virtual Environments
Cognitive Model for Learning Java
Vijayakumar Shanmugasundaram; Paul Juell; Curt Hill; Kendall Nygard
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 2631–2640
This paper proposes a cognitive model for learning Java programming. This model is based on constructivism theory, which involves a combination of learning knowledge from old knowledge and the development of programming skills at different levels. ...
Topics: Cognition, Programming, Students
Effectiveness of BlueJ in Learning Java
Vijayakumar Shanmugasundaram; Paul Juell; Curt Hill; Kendall Nygard
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3776–3781
This work describes an experiment to compare the effectiveness of BlueJ with Textpad in the learning process of Java programming. This research discusses the details of the experiment in a classroom over a period of three semesters. The result of...
Evaluation of Alice World as an Introductory Programming Language
Vijayakumar Shanmugasundaram; Paul Juell; Gabriel Groesbeck; Matthew Makosky
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1976–1982
This paper focuses on the programming environment developed by CMU and distributed (freely) as the Alice 3D Authoring System. An overview of the difficulty in retaining computer science students due to the high initial learning curve associated...
Topics: Learning Objects, Programming, Computer Sciences
Development of ViewJ - a Visualization Builder for Object Oriented Programming Development Environment
vijayakumar shanmugasundaram; Paul Juell; Nanda Jayasuriya; James Benson
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 1619–1627
Abstract: We are developing ViewJ, a tool that creates pictures/visualizations so that the student can see and study what their program is actually doing. ViewJ is an interactive tool. The user interface provides VCR-like control of the program...
Topics: Learning Objects, Teaching Methods
Features of Visualization that Help Object Oriented Programming Learning
Vijayakumar Shanmugasundaram; Paul Juell; Daniel Aalderks; Aldridge Wilder; Matthew Dimich; Michael Westhoff
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 1291–1297
Our main goal is to find effective ways of learning object-oriented (OO) programming. Very few attempts are made to find out the important features of the visualizations that would enhance the students understanding of object-oriented programming....
Topics: Evaluation, Learning Objects, Programming, Students
Cooperative Development of Visually-Oriented, Problem-Solving Science Courseware
Don P. Schwert; Paul Juell; Bernhardt Saini-Eidukat; Brian M. Slator; Alan R. White; Phil E. McClean
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 1999 (1999) pp. 486–491
The NDSU World Wide Web Instructional Committee (WWWIC) is a group of faculty who have a strong and active interest in applying information technology for instructional purposes. A World Wide Web (WWW) site, http: //www.ndsu.nodak.edu/wwwic/,...