Application on Simulation Technology for Teaching the Course of Introduction to Computer Science
Science Discovery
Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2018, Pages: 429-435
Received: Nov. 7, 2018; Published: Nov. 8, 2018
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Jiangfeng Li, School of Software Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Chenxi Zhang, School of Software Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
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Abstract
The course Introduction to Computer Science is a basic course for undergraduate students majoring in computer science. It is the first time for the students to learn knowledge of computer science in college. There are a lot of problems in students' learning, such as boring learning and lack of interests. In this paper, related works of teaching methods using simulation technology are introduced firstly. Also, approaches of teaching for the course Introduction to Computer Science are presented. Then, features are analyzed for the course Introduction to Computer Science, and difficulties that students have been facing in learning the course are discussed. Next, simulation technology is used in teaching the course. Using the technology, softwares of simulators and related simulations for the course are designed and implemented. There are three simulators and six simulations that are used in teaching the course. The simulators include sorting algorithm simulator, binary operation simulator, and process management simulator. The first simulator is used for showing processes of sorting algorithms. The second one is used to run binary operations. The last one is used to display statuses of processes and operations of allocation in running multi-process tasks. Those simulators and simulations have good performances in teaching the course Introduction to Computer Science.
Keywords
Simulation Technology, Introduction to Computer Science, Software of Simulator, Course Teaching
To cite this article
Jiangfeng Li, Chenxi Zhang, Application on Simulation Technology for Teaching the Course of Introduction to Computer Science, Science Discovery. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2018, pp. 429-435. doi: 10.11648/j.sd.20180605.28
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