Algorithmic machines: A practical learning methodology through littleproc

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Abstract

The learning and comprehension of algorithmic machines usually present a high degree of difficulty for computer engineering students. In order to make it more accessible, a teaching methodology of eminently practical base has been designed, centered on the development of a simple processor, which we called LittleProc. In the paper the characteristics of LittleProc are presented along with their pedagogical motivations. Also the teaching methodology devised and the form it was applied are exposed in a detailed way. The academic results obtained and the evaluation given by the students confirm the viability and suitability of the followed methodology. © IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-94
JournalRevista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje
Volume4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009

Keywords

  • Algorithmic machines
  • Didactic processors
  • Digital systems

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