Rationale behind the design of the EduVisor software visualization componentRationale behind the design of the EduVisor software visualization component
Faculty of Applied Economics
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Electronic notes in theoretical computer science. -
224(2009), p. 57-65
University of Antwerp
The EduVisor software visualization component is a new pedagogical tool specifically developed to address some wide-spread problems in teaching object-oriented technology to novice programmers. The visualization tool is integrated in a world-class IDE, and shows the students the structure of their own creations at runtime. EduVisor is based on a solid grounding in literature and over 25 years of combined experience in teaching a CS1 course. With this component we have set the goal of helping our students progress faster through the most difficult initial stages of programming.