EduClust - A Visualization Application for Teaching Clustering Algorithms (2019)

We present EduClust, a visualization application for teaching clustering algorithms. EduClust is an online application that combines visualizations, interactions, and animations to facilitate the understanding and teaching of clustering steps, parameters, and procedures.

Traditional classroom settings aim for cognitive processes like remembering and understanding. We designed EduClust for expanded educational objectives like applying and evaluating.

Educators can use the tool in class to show the effect of different clustering parameters on various datasets while animating through each algorithm’s steps, but also use the tool to prepare traditional teaching material quickly by exporting animations and images.

Students, on the other hand, benefit from the ability to compare and contrast the influence of clustering parameters on different datasets, while seeing technical details such as pseudocode and step-by-step explanations.

  author    = {Johannes Fuchs and
               Petra Isenberg and
               Anastasia Bezerianos and
               Matthias Miller and
               Daniel A. Keim},
  title     = {{EduClust - A Visualization Application for Teaching Clustering Algorithms}},
  booktitle = {Conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics, Eurographics 2019 - Education Papers},
  pages     = {9--16},
  publisher = {Eurographics Association},
  year      = {2019},
  doi       = {10.2312/eged.20191023}