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Fostering Collaboration and Self-Motivated Learning: Best Practices in a One-Semester Visualization Course

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Gitta Domik ; University of Paderborn

There's not enough time in a computer science curriculum to teach soft skills, such as interdisciplinary collaboration or self-motivated learning, although employers demand these skills in the workplace. The author discusses a master's-level course in Data and Information Visualization, in which she adopted three structures-transdisciplinary collaboration, breadth-first teaching, and long-tail education-to help students develop these soft skills.

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IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 1 )