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ERIC Number: EJ890199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4278
Context as Support for Learning Computer Organization
Tew, Allison Elliott; Dorn, Brian; Leahy, William D., Jr.; Guzdial, Mark
Journal on Educational Resources in Computing, v8 n3 Article 8 Oct 2008
The ubiquity of personal computational devices in the lives of today's students presents a meaningful context for courses in computer organization beyond the general-purpose or imaginary processors routinely used. This article presents results of a comparative study examining student performance in a conventional organization course and in one that has been contextualized using a personal gaming platform as the pedagogical architecture. We find minimal differences in student learning but significant motivation and engagement gains for those in the contextualized course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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