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Hans-Georg Eßer's Research Blog --
New methods for teaching Operating Systems principles
Welcome to my Research Blog. Here I will keep you informed about my
progress in researching new teaching methods for Operating Systems
|Dagstuhl 2009 (internal workshop) slides (28.06.2009) |
Here are the
of my talk at the PI1 Dagstuhl seminar in June/July 2009.
[ Pfad: | persistant link ]
|Methods: Creating a Moodle course for Linux newbies (21.04.2009) |
Since I cannot experiment too much with Moodle in my Operating Systems
course, I am currently creating a Moodle course with text, audio and
video elements for Linux newbies. It is planned as a step-by-step
introduction to Linux, covering live systems, disk installation, and
first steps with the desktop and some standard apps.
The course will be available online for free, but it's only in
German. Here's the link:
(So far, there's only a framework; I've created mostly empty course topics in
a Moodle course.)
The Moodle website has some information about certification
(MCCC: Moodle Certified Course Creator), and I've considered learning
all the bits necessary for this certification. (Full access to the
cert information requires registration on moodle.org.)
[ Pfad: /methods | persistant link ]
|Literature: Engaging Learning: Designing e-Learning Simulation Games (Clark N. Quinn) (21.04.2009) |
While googling Instructional Design I came across an interesting book by
Clark N. Quinn in which he proposes methods of teaching via simulation games.
I cannot say yet whether this will be useful, but I bought the book, and when time
permits, I'll go through it and give a short summary on this webpage.
[ Pfad: /literature | persistant link ]
|Methods: 4C/ID: Combining Memory Management and Filesystems (21.04.2009) |
As a first measure of implementing the 4C/ID method I am developping
a new partial curriculum for the two topics Memory Management and
Filesystems. Since there are many similarities in the concepts, I
want to teach them in parallel. One of 4C/ID's suggestions is to
change between different tasks while increasing complexity of the
I start with writing a lecture notes chapter for the two topics; the
latest version is available
At the end of this term's lectures I plan to hand out a questionnaire that
will ask the students what they think about this combination of the two
topics. I will also evaluate the final test's results and compare them
with last year's results (only for questions concerning MM and Filesystems)
when the course was taught in a classic way (MM and Filesystems as separate
[ Pfad: /methods | persistant link ]
|OS Courses: Operating Systems Course in Summer 2009: with 4C/ID and Moodle (02.01.2009) |
Next summer I'll once more be teaching Operating Systems I
at Munich Univ. of Applied Sciences
and this time I'll try to implement the 4C/ID model in parts of the
course (see posting below). I also plan to move some of the coursework
after having played with this e-learning platform in the current
semester (in my "Introduction to Computer Science" course).
Lectures will start in March 2009.
[ Pfad: /os-courses | persistant link ]
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