Microcomputers: Assembling All Components Together and Getting Them to Work as a Unit PROCEEDINGS
M.o. Thirunarayanan, Florida International University, United States ; Victor Nwankwo, Florida International Universituy, United States ; Venkata Surya Rajajeswari, Miami Dade County Public Schools, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: This paper is a report of how two instructional videotapes on assembling a microcomputer were produced. The videotapes were developed in partial fulfillment of requirements for an introductory multimedia course at Florida International University. The first video was created using personal video equipment. An improved version of the video was produced with a much better digital video camera that was made available by a large public school district in Miami, Florida. The new version incorporated a collaborative form of presentation that involved other technology teachers. One of the goals of the videotape project is to help students understand the internal make-up of a computer system by showing a "live demonstration" of how these components are assembled from scratch. If graduate students, who are practicing teachers, see how easy it is to assemble computers using various components, they are likely to become less computer phobic.
Thirunarayanan, M.o., Nwankwo, V. & Rajajeswari, V.S. (2003). Microcomputers: Assembling All Components Together and Getting Them to Work as a Unit. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (pp. 2803-2804). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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