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Title DYNAMIX: an Operating System Teaching Assistant
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Abstract Our experience shows that students have difficulty understanding how operating systems work. A theoretical study of the main functions of an operating system does not give students a feel for how these functional components interact to provide a service to the user. Some way is needed to help teach the theoretical material more effectively. We have chosen a simple graphical technique to develop DYNAMIX, a tool that displays the internals of a popular operating system and demonstrates the interaction among its functional components. In this paper we describe the development of DYNAMIX and show how it can be used in the classroom.
Organisation BITD , DRAL
Keywords Educational Tools , Classroom Experiences , Learning and Cognition , Engineering
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Language English (EN)
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In Seventh International PEG Conference (PEG93), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 2-4 Jul 1993, (1993). DYNAMIX93.pdf 1993
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