ERIC Number: EJ1017004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
The Use of Video-Gaming Devices as a Motivation for Learning Embedded Systems Programming
Gonzalez, J.; Pomares, H.; Damas, M.; Garcia-Sanchez,P.; Rodriguez-Alvarez, M.; Palomares, J. M.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v56 n2 p199-207 May 2013
As embedded systems are becoming prevalent in everyday life, many universities are incorporating embedded systems-related courses in their undergraduate curricula. However, it is not easy to motivate students in such courses since they conceive of embedded systems as bizarre computing elements, different from the personal computers with which they are familiar. This problem has been overcome at the University of Granada, Spain, by taking advantage of the connection many students have with video games.
Descriptors: Video Games, Video Equipment, Programming, Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Laboratories, Robotics, Open Source Technology, Computers, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain