Combinational Logic & Systems Tutorial Guide is a set of web-based text pages describing the analysis and design of digital logic networks. The concepts are very fundamental. The guide can be used by students in a self-study mode. The site covers many in Digital design topics, including Minimization, Karnaugh Maps, logic Function Implementation using Multiplexers and Tabular Methods.
Type of Material:
Tutorial Guide containing text with minimal interaction
Self-study of digital logic design; could be used in an online class.
Basic web browser; Use of Labview Simulator is optional
Identify Major Learning Goals:
By completing this module students will be able to use Boolean algebra and digital design techniques to develop basic logic networks to implement solution to typical fundamental logic design problems. Students will be able minimize solutions and use building blocke like multiplexers to efficiently build logic gate designs.
Target Student Population:
Electrical and Computer Engineering students; Computer Science Students
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Evaluation and Observation
The content appears to be correct and well layed out. The sequencing of the material is good and there is a reasonable amount of navigation to allow for students to cross correlate concepts. This tutorial has several examples and execises.
Very little visual material or interaction. To extend
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Can be used in or out of the classroom. Students will find it easy to use.
It is mostly a textbook that has been placed online. It needs to have interactions built in to make full use of the computer and the net. There is not very much depth to the material.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Very straight forward to use. The student need only read the text. Nothing to learn about the navigation or other operations to operate the basic tutorial
To use the exapanded tutorial the student or faculty member must purchase Labview.
Other Issues and Comments:
To enjoy the full richness of the tool, a user must have Labview. This restricts the tools use to a very limited set of students and faculty.