Title

Multiple Representation for Understanding Data Structures

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1997

Abstract

In this paper an approach to enhance the learning of abstract computing concepts by novice students is presented. This approach is based on effective use of multiple visual representations, and it was applied within the domain of linear data structures: array, stack, queue and linked list. A prototype computer-based instructional system called MRUDS (Multiple Representation for Understanding Data Structures) was developed and evaluated. It was found from the evaluation that the three presentation modules namely, analogy, representation and algorithm contributed to the students' learning process, each contributing to and reinforcing the effect of the others.

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software Systems

Publication

Computers and Education

Volume

29

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

11

ISSN

0360-1315

Identifier

10.1016/s0360-1315(97)00028-6

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0360-1315(97)00028-6