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The Learning Conference 2003

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Learning to Solve Problems by Visualization of Plans and Sub-Plans: Problem, Plan, and Visualization

Alireza Ebrahimi.

Learning and problem solving can be improved when a problem and its solution are visually broken down (decomposed) into plans and sub-plans, and then integrated. A plan is an abstraction that visually provides a solution to a problem or to a sub-problem representing a problem from the macro level down to the micro level. The process of solving a problem by visualizing plan decomposition and then plan integration is demonstrated in VPE – Visual Plan Environment.


Alireza Ebrahimi  (United States)
College at Old Westbury
State University of New York

Dr. Alireza Ebrahimi is a Professor of Computer Science and Management Information Systems. He developed a visual language known as VPCL and currently published a two-volume programming textbook, "C++ Programming Easy Ways".

  • Learning Techniques
  • Visualization
  • Plan
  • Sub-Plan
  • Plan Decomposition
  • Plan Integration
  • VPCL

(30 min Conference Paper, English)