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Visualization Tools for Learning Environment Development


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Joseph Frantiska Jr.
    Pages 1-8
  3. Joseph Frantiska Jr.
    Pages 9-11
  4. Joseph Frantiska Jr.
    Pages 13-19
  5. Joseph Frantiska Jr.
    Pages 21-30
  6. Joseph Frantiska Jr.
    Pages 31-35
  7. Joseph Frantiska Jr.
    Pages 37-49
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 51-54

About this book


This brief discusses and explains how an educator can use various tools (Use Case, IPO diagrams, flowcharts, entity-relationship diagrams, information mapping) to help visualize how a learning environment will work. Such tools were originally developed for use by software engineers but as the complexity of learning environments has increased with various interfaces and processing, both educators and students have developed a need to understand the design and development of visualization tools. The primary audiences for this text are K-12 and post-secondary educators and instructional designers who want to use tools that will allow them to develop effective learning environments in an efficient manner.  Undergraduate and graduate students in an educational technology class can also employ these tools and techniques to develop their own materials.​


Visualization Tools Learning Environments Flowcharts Use Case Diagrams IPO Diagrams Entity-Relationship Diagrams Information Mapping Horn's Seven Principles Information Structuring Education Technology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Contributing Faculty MemberWalden UniversityMinneapolisUSA

About the authors

Joseph J. Frantiska Jr. is a contributing faculty member at Walden University. He has undergraduate degrees in mathematics, business, software engineering and artificial intelligence along with graduate degrees in computer science and business administration. He possesses a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Prior to entering the field of instructional technology, he spent over 25 years in industry as a systems and software engineer with experience in all aspects of the software and system development lifecycles generating more than 20 technical publications. He has taught at the college level for over twenty five years in both educational technology and computer science in both online and face-to-face environments.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Visualization Tools for Learning Environment Development
  • Authors Joseph Frantiska, Jr.
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Educational Communications and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Educat. Communicat., Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-67439-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-67440-7
  • Series ISSN 2196-498X
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-4998
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 54
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Technology
    Learning & Instruction
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