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Submitted by shaffer on 7 February 2013 - 11:26pm
We are now hosting AlgoViz on a new VM on our physical server, with an updated operating system, etc. This let us ﬁx some bugs that had temporarily knocked out the AV catalog. We apologize for the interruption! Hopefully everything is running smoothly now. If you see any problems with the site, please contact us.
Submitted by shaffer on 7 December 2012 - 1:41pm
Our sister project, OpenDSA, has recently received two NSF grants. OpenDSA seeks to to develop a complete online interactive textbook for data structures and algorithms (DSA) courses. Eventually, this will include:
- Hundreds of instructional modules, where each module is the equivalent to one topic, such as one sorting algorithm, corresponding to a couple of pages in a standard textbook. Each module is of textbook quality.
- Every algorithm or data structure illustrated by an interactive algorithm visualization.
- Every module containing multiple interactive assessment activities that give students immediate feedback on their proﬁciency with the material. This means many hundreds of exercises.
Our current funding includes the following grants:
- TUES program grant DUE-1139861 supports the collaboration of Virginia Tech, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and Rice University to develop the prototype system and initial content.
- EAGER program grant IIS-1258571 supports the collaboration of University of Wisconsin-Madison, Auburn University, and Virginia Tech to work with Aalto University, Finland.
For more information about OpenDSA, see http://algoviz.org/OpenDSA.
For more information about our recent NSF grants, see http://algoviz.org/OpenDSA/support.php.
Submitted by shaffer on 9 March 2012 - 2:36pm
We recently returned from SIGCSE 2012 in Raleigh, NC where the weather was beautiful and the conference was great! Thank you to all who stopped by the booth to talk about our projects. Most people seemed to be familiar with the site and had used it to look for AVs at some time, a good sign of success. We were able to spread the word about our new OpenDSA project as well.
Thanks also to Boots Cassell of the Ensemble Project, who we shared booth expenses with.
And thanks to Zalia Shams for this photo of members of the AlgoViz and Ensemble teams at our booth!
Submitted by shaffer on 2 March 2012 - 11:52am
I have posted a list of links and resources that came up during discussion at the Birds-of-a-Feather session held on March 2, 2012 at SIGCSE 2012 in Raleigh, NC. I will improve on this as I get more information and ideas.