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ThinkMind // eLmL 2016, The Eighth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning // View article elml_2016_3_10_50033


GreedEx Tab: Tool for Learning Greedy Algorithms on Mobile Devices

Authors:
Manuel Ortega-Cordovilla
José David Patón
Miguel Ángel Redondo
Manuel Ortega
Ana Isabel Molina

Keywords: Greedy algorithms; Knapsack problem; iOS; iPad.

Abstract:
This paper describes the process proposed in order to develop the GreedEx Tab mobile application for the Apple iPad. This application will handle the technology of this device to help the user learn greedy algorithms. This addresses the problems detected in the literature on the understanding of this programming schema by students and also the issues with the former desktop application Greedex. Thus, the application allows a student to perform the simulation with greedy algorithms for several problems related with knapsacks. After this simulation, the state of the knapsack will be shown in three dimensions and so will the data generated as a result. Preliminary results on the use of this tool show an improvement in the performance of the students using Greedex Tab over the results achieved with the previous development, named Greedex.

Pages: 28 to 35

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2016

Publication date: April 24, 2016

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4367

ISBN: 978-1-61208-471-8

Location: Venice, Italy

Dates: from April 24, 2016 to April 28, 2016

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