Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Neil


This project concentrates on three main goals. The first goal is to develop additional contents for ASSISTments system targeting second, third, and fourth graders. The second goal is to determine whether visual contents have an advantage in convey information and engage more interests in students compared to plain text-based contents. These contents can vary in the forms of questions, hints, feedbacks or separated message. The third and final objective of this project is to compare the effectiveness of different types of visual contents, in this case, different videos of the same topic with different presentation narratives. A study was then conducted using these problems sets to acquire data with the purpose of determining which method is more effective.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science