PPIG 2023 - 34th Annual Workshop
Automatic, Suggestive Feedback in Algorithm Visualisation Exercises
Artturi Tilanterä
Abstract: This short paper discusses an ongoing doctoral research on the field of computing education research. The subject is undergraduate computing education at universities: teaching basic data structures and algorithms, meaning the principles of designing computer programs that solve tasks efficiently, without wasting computing time or memory. The research aims to deepen knowledge on what are students’ difficulties in learning the subject, and how educational tools, such as visualisations and automatically assessed exercises, could help the student. Published and preliminary results display the technical and theoretical complexity of the subject.