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ERIC Number: EJ827911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0899-3408
The Contribution of Visualization to Learning Computer Architecture
Yehezkel, Cecile; Ben-Ari, Mordechai; Dreyfus, Tommy
Computer Science Education, v17 n2 p117-127 Jun 2007
This paper describes a visualization environment and associated learning activities designed to improve learning of computer architecture. The environment, EasyCPU, displays a model of the components of a computer and the dynamic processes involved in program execution. We present the results of a research program that analysed the contribution of the visualization to learning. We found that EasyCPU facilitated the use of improved study methods and enabled the construction of a viable mental model of the computer. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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