A preliminary pedagogical comparison study using the Digital Logic Concept Inventory

Geoffrey L. Herman, Joseph Handzik

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Abstract

Digital logic instructors have created a myriad of new, innovative teaching methods. Comparing the effectiveness of these methods is elusive because of differences in topic coverage and assessment content. We have created a standardized assessment tool to provide a means to directly compare student conceptual learning in different digital logic design courses - the Digital Logic Concept Inventory (DLCI). We have used the DLCI along with instructor interviews and analysis of student final exams to compare student learning in two courses at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. These courses differed in course content, teaching philosophy, and pedagogical technology. We provide evidence that the DLCI can provide useful insight into what techniques and methods improve student learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010 - Conference Program
PagesF1G1-F1G6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2010Oct 30 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period10/27/1010/30/10

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Digital logic
  • Misconceptions
  • Teaching methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Herman, G. L., & Handzik, J. (2010). A preliminary pedagogical comparison study using the Digital Logic Concept Inventory. In 40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating Forty Years of Innovation, FIE 2010 - Conference Program (pp. F1G1-F1G6). [5673591] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2010.5673591