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ERIC Number: EJ836683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1726
Enhancing Computer Science Education with a Wireless Intelligent Simulation Environment
Cook, Diane J.; Huber, Manfred; Yerraballi, Ramesh; Holder, Lawrence B.
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v16 n1 p106-127 Sep 2004
The goal of this project is to develop a unique simulation environment that can be used to increase students' interest and expertise in Computer Science curriculum. Hands-on experience with physical or simulated equipment is an essential ingredient for learning, but many approaches to training develop a separate piece of equipment or software for each topic area. We describe the development of a simulation environment that provides a foundation for cross-disciplinary exercises. The Wireless Intelligent agent Simulation Environment (WISE), which combines activities from virtual and physical versions of the Wumpus World game, provides a dynamic learning environment that can enhance a number of Computer Science courses. In this paper, we describe the WISE environment design. We also describe steps for integrating WISE into Computer Science curriculum. As a demonstration of the effectiveness of the tool, we describe its use in the artificial intelligence, multimedia, and wireless networks courses at the University of Texas at Arlington.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas