Teaching microprocessor course

Challenges and initiatives

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Abstract

Identifying the correct approach to teaching microprocessors concepts to Malaysian students is important so as to let them see how the concepts can be applied in practice. This course basically teaches the students on how to design microprocessor-based systems. The students have to understand in detail about the architecture of the microprocessor and learn how to write comprehensive assembly language programs. Teaching and learning the theory of programming is a challenging task since it involves the abstract notions and logical thinking. In addition, they have to have the detailed knowledge on the hardware aspect of the processor. Unfortunately, most of these students adopt a surface approach and tend to accept information passively. They also tend to concentrate only on what will be asked in the examinations and prefer to memorize facts rather than reflecting on the purpose and analyzing the information. They need to adopt a deep approach to learning and interact with the content critically in order to integrate both the hardware and software aspects in their design. This paper discusses the integrated, practical, and student-centered approach for teaching this important subject in the Department of Electrical, Electronics and System Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Although the results shown are favorable, continuous effort is needed to ensure students' comprehension on the concept is well established and sustainable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 2nd International Congress on Engineering Education: Transforming Engineering Education to Produce Quality Engineers, ICEED2010
Pages215-218
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 2nd International Congress on Engineering Education: Transforming Engineering Education to Produce Quality Engineers, ICEED2010 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 8 Dec 20109 Dec 2010

Other

Other2010 2nd International Congress on Engineering Education: Transforming Engineering Education to Produce Quality Engineers, ICEED2010
CityKuala Lumpur
Period8/12/109/12/10

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Keywords

  • integrated learning techniques
  • Microprocessor course

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Husain, H., Abdul Samad, S., & Hussain, A. (2010). Teaching microprocessor course: Challenges and initiatives. In 2010 2nd International Congress on Engineering Education: Transforming Engineering Education to Produce Quality Engineers, ICEED2010 (pp. 215-218). [5940794] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2010.5940794

Teaching microprocessor course : Challenges and initiatives. / Husain, Hafizah; Abdul Samad, Salina; Hussain, Aini.

2010 2nd International Congress on Engineering Education: Transforming Engineering Education to Produce Quality Engineers, ICEED2010. 2010. p. 215-218 5940794.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Husain, H, Abdul Samad, S & Hussain, A 2010, Teaching microprocessor course: Challenges and initiatives. in 2010 2nd International Congress on Engineering Education: Transforming Engineering Education to Produce Quality Engineers, ICEED2010., 5940794, pp. 215-218, 2010 2nd International Congress on Engineering Education: Transforming Engineering Education to Produce Quality Engineers, ICEED2010, Kuala Lumpur, 8/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2010.5940794
Husain H, Abdul Samad S, Hussain A. Teaching microprocessor course: Challenges and initiatives. In 2010 2nd International Congress on Engineering Education: Transforming Engineering Education to Produce Quality Engineers, ICEED2010. 2010. p. 215-218. 5940794 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEED.2010.5940794
Husain, Hafizah ; Abdul Samad, Salina ; Hussain, Aini. / Teaching microprocessor course : Challenges and initiatives. 2010 2nd International Congress on Engineering Education: Transforming Engineering Education to Produce Quality Engineers, ICEED2010. 2010. pp. 215-218
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