Students have difficulties in understanding algorithm subjects, in particular how the source code of algorithms proceeds to solve problems. This article presents an augmented reality tool intended to assist in learning greedy algorithms. Students use their smartphone's camera to focus the source code of Dijkstra's algorithm as written on paper, and the tool shows how the algorithm works. An experience was conducted in the classroom to assess students' emotions and knowledge level. The results show that positive emotions experienced by students were almost twice as intense as negative ones. Despite the complexity of the task (i.e. understanding Dijkstra's algorithm), the level of enjoyment of students was continuous during the experience. However, the anxiety experienced by students was the double than at the beginning.
|Journal||CEUR Workshop Proceedings|
|State||Published - 2020|
|Event||22nd International Symposium on Computers in Education, SIIE 2020 - Virtual, Online|
Duration: 9 Nov 2020 → 13 Nov 2020
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work has been supported by research grants iProg (ref. TIN2015-66731-C2-1-R) and e-Madrid-CM (ref. P2018/TCS-4307) with FSE and FEDER funds. The support of the GIIAR group of the Salesian Polytechnic University is appreciated.
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- Augmented reality
- Greedy Algorithm