The ubiquity of computers on modern campuses opens the possibility for new methodologies in teaching. Instead of learning everything from books and lectures, students should be able to learn from interactive multimedia experiences presented by computer simulations and automatic tutoring systems. We present the “This-is-how-a-computer-works” system which allows students to interact with simulated computer systems at varying levels of abstraction. Our system has a simplified model of a compiler, a model instruction set architecture, and a switching circuit simulator. It also integrates online tutoring and testing modules to facilitate independent use.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Chemistry
- Plant Science