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dc.contributor.advisor Warren, Joe
dc.creatorTang, Lei
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-27T17:33:40Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-27T17:33:40Z
dc.date.created 2015-05
dc.date.issued 2015-04-23
dc.date.submitted May 2015
dc.identifier.citation Tang, Lei. "A Browser-based Program Execution Visualizer for Learning Interactive Programming in Python." (2015) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/88174.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/88174
dc.description.abstract Good educational programming tools help students practice programming skills and build better understanding of basic concepts and logic. As Rice University started offering free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on the internet, we developed a web-based programming environment to teach introductory programming course in Python. The course is now one of the top-rated MOOC courses, which is believed largely due to the successful web-based educational programming environment. Here we will introduce the thought processes behind the design and then focus on the key innovations incorporated in it. The main contribution of this thesis is an entirely browser-based Python program execution visualizer that graphically demonstrates the execution information to help students understand the dynamics of program execution. Especially, this tool can also be used to visualize and debug event-driven programs. The design details and unit test infrastructure for the program execution visualizer are both introduced in this thesis.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectProgram Execution Visualizer
MOOC
Interactive Programming
Python
dc.title A Browser-based Program Execution Visualizer for Learning Interactive Programming in Python
dc.contributor.committeeMember Rixner, Scott
dc.contributor.committeeMember Jermaine, Christopher
dc.date.updated 2016-01-27T17:33:40Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Computer Science
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science


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