Department

Information Systems

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2008

Abstract

Teaching abstract concepts can be best supported with supplemental instructional materials such as software animations. Visualization and animations have been shown to increase student motivation and help students develop deeper understandings. Through an NSF funded CCLI grant, a set of animations to support the teaching of database concepts is being developed and made freely available. Current modules available cover areas such as database design, interactive SQL, stored procedures and triggers, transactions and database security. In this paper, we provide an overview of the Animated Database Courseware (ADbC) as well as provide examples of how this software might be utilized in the classroom.

Journal

Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges

Journal ISSN

1937-4771

Volume

24

Issue

2

First Page

144

Last Page

150

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