Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Support Data Visualization Capacity Skills

ID: 55462 Type: Full Paper: Journal Publication
  1. Vetria Byrd, Purdue University, United States

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Presider: David Mahaley, Thales Academy EdTechSolutions LLC, United States

Abstract: Data visualization skills are becoming a prerequisite for academic and professional success. There is a large demand nationally for information on how to teach data science and data visualization. Visualizing data is an iterative process of several stages. Output from one stage serves as input to another stage in the process. It is important that students not only understand the resulting output from the process, but also have an understanding of the process and the relationships between each stage. In this work an adaptation of the revised Bloom’s taxonomy is applied to data visualization process to aid instructors in designing instruction to target data visualization capacity skills and higher order thinking in the data visualization process. The Bloom in Data Visualization Tool (BiDVT) can be used to help instructors identify components of the process that students find difficult and develop learning assessment techniques in an undergraduate data visualization curriculum.

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