The computer science education sector is undergoing significant change and growth. The 2018-2019 academic year saw a growing institutional adoption trend of edTech platforms, as well as moves by major traditional textbook publishers to accommodate educators' needs with technology and interactive content.
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The barriers of traditional textbooks
Students had very limited access to information when textbooks first became an educational tool—so they needed to include anything deemed relevant to a given subject. With access to more information than most libraries in their pockets, it no longer makes sense for students to lug around heavy, expensive physical textbooks.
Visualizations can help students better understand complex programming concepts like parameters, constructors, and recursion.
For many computer science educators, Python Tutor is a familiar name —Philip Guo’s wonderful resource has been around for almost a decade. During that time, “over five million people in over 180 countries have used Python Tutor to visualize over 75 million pieces of code.”