Animations of Computers as Teaching Aids

Thomas R. Leap, Elizabethtown College


This paper discusses several programs which are used as teaching aids for teaching computer science students. The programs are animations of the internal workings of a central processing unit. They should be particularly useful in assembly language and computer organization courses or to give introductory students a more tangible example of what is going on inside the computer. The animation techniques use only the capabilities of common dumb conversational computer terminals and can easily be implemented on many different computer systems. © 1984, ACM. All rights reserved.