Information Visualization Tools - Enhancing Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Information Visualization Tools

The effective use of any technology in teaching requires thoughtful consideration and planning.

Colleagues sometimes ask if a specific technology will enhance student learning. That’s a bit like asking whether a chalkboard or book will. Low-tech or high-tech, a tool’s learning benefits depend on when, where, how, and why you use it.

In this section, you’ll learn the answers to these questions:

What are information visualization tools?

What learning objectives can be achieved with particular tools?

How do I know if a particular tool is appropriate for my course?

What are the tradeoffs of using the tool in my course?

What are some possible pitfalls — and strategies to mitigate them?

How can I assess student learning and performance?