Visualizing the Modern Operating System: Simulation Experiments Supporting Enhanced Learning

Besim Mustafa

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Abstract

An important area of modern computer organization and architecture is the operating system the internals of which is normally inaccessible for teaching and learning purposes. This paper describes an educational operating system simulator that is part of an integrated set of simulators designed to support students of computer architecture and operating systems. Examples of classroom assignments are presented demonstrating the simulator’s support for a wide range of practical experiments. The pedagogical value of the simulator is assessed in terms of the educational impact of its visualization features and its functional capabilities for supporting students at different levels of learning. Finally, the preliminary results of the evaluation of the simulator that provide an indication of its value as a teaching and learning resource are presented
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventSIGITE Annual Conference on Information Technology Education - West Point, New York, United States
Duration: 19 Oct 201122 Oct 2011

Conference

ConferenceSIGITE Annual Conference on Information Technology Education
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period19/10/1122/10/11

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    Mustafa, B. (2011). Visualizing the Modern Operating System: Simulation Experiments Supporting Enhanced Learning. Paper presented at SIGITE Annual Conference on Information Technology Education, New York, United States.