Games as Motivation in Computer Design Courses: I/O is the Key

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Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
The design of computer games can be a powerful motivator as students learn about computer architecture and design. Students in classes where computer designs are developed and implemented (usually on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)) seem much more highly motivated if their computer design can be used for something visual and inter-active when the project is complete. However, ensuring that the student teams can have a working game by the end of a semester requires careful planning of how their computer designs will interact with the world.
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