Visualization for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

A digital illustration of a green Bezier tree used as a method of data visualization.

Data visualization is the graphic display of information for analysis and communication. This course teaches students how to use data visualization to effectively represent scientific and engineering concepts for teaching and learning. (Courtesy of nachetz on Flickr. CC BY-NC-SA.)


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Spring 2016



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This course is an introduction to principles and techniques of visual communication, and provides opportunities for science and engineering majors to acquire practical skills in the visual computer arts, in a studio environment. Students will learn how to create graphics for print and web, animations, and interactive media, and how to use these techniques to effectively communicate scientific and engineering concepts for learning and teaching. This class involves three hands-on creative projects, which will be presented in class.

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Violeta Ivanova. EC.210 Visualization for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education. Spring 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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