An introduction to algorithms is given in this video tutorial. The Tutorial includes an assessment with multiple choice questions and open answer questions and discussions.
Type of Material:
This tutorial includes videos, discussions and assessments
This tutorial could be used by instructors for tutoring and in course materials to enhance the lessons. It could also be used by students who want to understand algorithms.
It's useful for any introductory computer science or programming course.
None, other than internet connection and web browser.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Understanding the use of algorithms for simplex and complex problems
Target Student Population:
High-school or lower-level college students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
A basic knowledge of the internet
Content is very well presented, with animation and narration to demonstrate the concepts. Logical progression of algorithmic concepts, nicely illustrated step by step, with some humorous touches. Very engaging.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
First, the animated video, with clever well-structured narration, demonstrates the concepts. Next, the short quiz tests the student's understanding of what was demonstrated in the video, followed by additional exercises that cause the student to think more deeply about the use of algorithms.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Easy to use and navigate! Each link shows the content and there were no broken links
Other Issues and Comments:
Top quality learning material, easy to use and understand, would be useful in a variety of introductory CS and programming courses. Fast paced and interesting.
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