A Project-Based Learning Approach to Teaching Computer Architecture

Erdil, D. Cenk (2020) A Project-Based Learning Approach to Teaching Computer Architecture. EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning, 6 (19): 2. ISSN 2032-9253

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Abstract

This article describes details of design and implementation of an upper-level (core-Tier2) computer organization and architecture course with an online hands-on component as a blended learning environment. The revised course content is based on contemporary pedagogical approaches: blended learning, flipped classroom, lead learner, and project-based learning. While revising, ACM/IEEE-CS computing curricula guidelines were aligned with new modules being implemented. Online hands-on component of the course have been focused on using a single-board computer, and associated hardware to provide students relevant skills in designing projects that include hardware and software components. Research data collected after first two cohorts of the revised course show that implementation of the course was received well by the students, which improved the overall course reviews, while maintaining relevant levels of curricular material that includes core knowledge areas.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: blended learning, computer science education, computer organization and architecture, single-board computers, project-based learning
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor I.
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2020 12:24
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2020 12:24
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/335

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