A Study on the Practice for Computer Architecture Course and its Learning Performance

컴퓨터 구조 교과목의 실습과 학습 성과에 관한 연구

  • Ro, Soonghwan (Department of Information and Communication Engineering at Kongju National University) ;
  • Park, Seonggyoon (Department of Information and Communication Engineering at Kongju National University) ;
  • Ki, Jang-Geun (Department of Electric, Electronics and Control Engineering at Kongju National University) ;
  • Choe, Jin Kyu (Department of Electronics Engineering at Hannam University) ;
  • Sung, Young Whee (Department of Electronics Engineering at Kumoh National Institute of Technology) ;
  • Kim, Young-Chon (School of Information Technology of Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Lee, Kyou Ho (Department of Information and Communications Engineering) ;
  • Kim, Eun Jeong (Department of Elementary Education at Gongju National University of Education)
  • 노승환 (공주대학교 정보통신공학부) ;
  • 박성균 (공주대학교 정보통신공학부) ;
  • 기장근 (공주대학교 전기전자제어공학부) ;
  • 최진규 (한남대학교 전자공학과) ;
  • 성영휘 (금오공과대학교 전자공학부) ;
  • 김영천 (전북대학교 IT정보공학과) ;
  • 이규호 (인제대학교 정보통신공학과) ;
  • 김은정 (공주교육대학교 초등교육학과)
  • Received : 2012.08.08
  • Accepted : 2013.05.16
  • Published : 2013.05.31

Abstract

It is very difficult for students to understand "Computer System Architecture" written by M. Morris Mano only through theoretical education. This study has developed DigCom as a computer architecture practice kit to make it easier for students to understand computer operations. The practice kit operates in the same manner as the "simple computer" described in Computer System Architecture. The purpose of this study is to examine whether using DigCom is effective in improving learning outcomes. For the purpose, t-test and two-way ANOVA were used to determine if there is any difference in learning outcomes between the experimental group of students who used DigCom and the control group who took the course in a traditional setting without using DigCom. The main conclusions of the study are as follows: Students understand computer operations better when DigCom is used in class.

Keywords

Computer system architecture;Computer operation;Computer training kit;DigCom;Learning outcome

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