A kinesthetic-based collaborative learning system for distributed algorithms

Hiroyuki Nagataki, Taichi Fujiit, Yukiko Yamauchi, Hirotsugu Kakugawat, Toshimitsu Masuzawat

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a learning support system DASE-E to help students understand fundamental concepts of distributed algorithms in computer science. DASE-E is a collaborative learning system, in which the task of students is to devise a distributed algorithm. DASE-E offers a set of small wireless terminals with accelerometers. Each student plays the role of a process with a terminal, according to the algorithm that students devised. Each terminal enables a student to take physical actions that control the behavior of a process in the simulator. After the role playing simulation is finished, students discuss their activity played back on a screen. We imp1emented the system for learning distributed leader election algorithms, had a trial exercise in our research group, and we confirmed that it is effective to learn the critical part of distributed systems and algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICETC 2010 - 2010 2nd International Conference on Education Technology and Computer
PagesV297-V2101
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 2nd International Conference on Education Technology and Computer, ICETC 2010 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Jun 22 2010Jun 24 2010

Publication series

NameICETC 2010 - 2010 2nd International Conference on Education Technology and Computer
Volume2

Other

Other2010 2nd International Conference on Education Technology and Computer, ICETC 2010
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period6/22/106/24/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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