Work in progress - Developing a cognitively based digital logic calculator

Joseph Handzik, Geoffrey Lindsay Herman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Cognitive research in digital logic has shown that students struggle to organize their knowledge of concepts and tools into meaningful categories that facilitate problem solving or design. When students learn about digital logic design tools, they must practice using these tools independently and often come to think of these tools as "problems-unto-themselves," rather than as tools that can be used to solve more complicated problems. To help students properly organize their knowledge of digital logic design tools, we propose the creation of a digital logic calculator that helps students learn the purposes and functionality of the different digital logic design tools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011 - Rapid City, SD, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2011Nov 15 2011

Publication series

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

Conference

Conference41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityRapid City, SD
Period10/12/1111/15/11

Keywords

  • Digital logic
  • cognition
  • learning tools
  • misconceptions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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