Date of Award

12-17-2010

Degree Type

Thesis-Restricted

Degree Name

M.S.

Degree Program

Computer Science

Department

Computer Science

Major Professor

Tu, Shengru

Second Advisor

DePano, Adlai

Third Advisor

Taylor, Christopher

Abstract

This thesis aims at developing a data visualization tool to enhance database learning based on the Verification Driven Learning (VDL) model. The goal of the VDL model is to present abstract concepts in the contexts of real-world systems to students in the early stages of computer science program. In this project, a personnel/training management system has been turned into a learning platform by adding a number of features for visualization and quizzing. We have implemented various tactics to visualize the data manipulation and data retrieval operations in database, as well as the message contents in data messaging channels. The results of our development have been utilized in eight learning cases illustrating the applications of our visualization tool. Each of these learning cases were made by systematically implanting bugs in a functioning component; the students are assigned to identify the bugs and at the same time to learn the structure of the software system active

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