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ECAS: A Computer Simulator that has the adjustable degree of abstraction of the observation according to the educational objectives, and its evaluation
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, Osaka Gakuin University, Japan ; , NEC Corporation, Japan ; , Osaka University, Japan ; , Osaka City University, Japan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

We have developed an educational computer simulator ECAS to understand the architecture of computer systems. Users can define any parts of the computer in various level of abstraction. They can construct a computer system by placing parts and connecting them. Moreover they can observe how these parts work. Not only experts but beginners can learn about computer architecture by using above functions. We show the overview of our simulator; ECAS and its evaluation to verify the effectiveness of the observation functions.

Citation

Nishida, T., Yahara, J., Masuzawa, T. & Matsuura, T. (2003). ECAS: A Computer Simulator that has the adjustable degree of abstraction of the observation according to the educational objectives, and its evaluation. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 906-907). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 19, 2019 from .

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