Artikel in Zeitschrift ART-2001-05

Burger, Cora; Rothermel, Kurt: A framework to support teaching in the area of distributed systems.
In: acm Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC). Vol. 1.
Universität Stuttgart, Fakultät Informatik.
acm digital library, März 2001.
ISBN: 1531-4278.
Artikel in Zeitschrift.
CR-Klassif.C.2.2 (Network Protocols)
H.5.1 (Multimedia Information Systems)
I.6.8 (Types of Simulation)
K.3.1 (Computer Uses in Education)
KeywordsTeachware; simulation; animation applet

Computer networks and distributed systems are characterized by highly dynamic, concurrent and complex processes. Thus, training in this area requires great effort from both teachers and learners. Teachers are unsatisfied with available methods for presentation, explanation and exercises. They are looking for more adequate ones to better support learners. We have developed an architecture called HiSAP (Highly interactive Simulation of Algorithms and Protocols). It consists of a framework to build simulations and generate applets from formally specified algorithms or protocols. By modifying this specification and observing the resulting behavior, teaching and learning in a constructive manner is enabled. The framework is open to plug-in tools to show different aspects of this behavior. We present results of some experiments concerning the usage of HiSAP during three different lectures about distributed systems and computer networks for graduate students.
Abteilung(en)Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Parallele und Verteilte Höchstleistungsrechner, Verteilte Systeme
Eingabedatum31. August 2001
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