Scripted Step-based Visualizations: A Pilot Study

Aleksi Lukkarinen, Lassi Haaranen, Lauri Malmi

Abstract

Software visualization has numerous educational applications that focus on illustrating code, structure, behavior, and/or evolution of software. However, there are few available solutions that (1) illustrate arbitrary high-level concepts according to the scripts specified by the instructor and (2) can be easily integrated into various existing learning materials. To evaluate the feasibility of such a tool, we developed a proof-of-concept system that can be used as a part of many web-based course materials and that is supported by Acos content server. As a pilot study, we introduced the tool in an introductory web development course to visualize messaging between clients and servers. We analyzed the usage log data and student questionnaire data and the results were mostly positive, which prompts for further research on the subject.

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Lukkarinen A., Haaranen L. and Malmi L. (2021). Scripted Step-based Visualizations: A Pilot Study. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-502-9, pages 240-247. DOI: 10.5220/0010454502400247


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu21,
author={Aleksi Lukkarinen and Lassi Haaranen and Lauri Malmi},
title={Scripted Step-based Visualizations: A Pilot Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2021},
pages={240-247},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010454502400247},
isbn={978-989-758-502-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Scripted Step-based Visualizations: A Pilot Study
SN - 978-989-758-502-9
AU - Lukkarinen A.
AU - Haaranen L.
AU - Malmi L.
PY - 2021
SP - 240
EP - 247
DO - 10.5220/0010454502400247