The presentation of communication protocols in a traditional lecture format is problematic. Many of the systems and algorithms in common use are dynamic in operation and difficult to understand from static diagrams or verbal descriptions; and engineering students often have a visual learning style and would be expected to gain a more intuitive understanding of systems from seeing them working. This paper reports a study into the use of a series of animated simulation tools in lectures for a sophomore course in communications protocols. The approach has won widespread praise from students, as well as winning a national award for engineering education, and the models have been adopted by several universities worldwide. © American Society for Engineering Education, 2010.
|Title of host publication||ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings|
|Subtitle of host publication||2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition; Louisville, KY; United States; 20 June 2010 through 23 June 2010|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Louisville, KY, United States|
Duration: 20 Jun 2010 → 23 Jun 2010
|Conference||2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition|
|Period||20/06/10 → 23/06/10|