Teaching Embedded System Concepts for Technological Literacy

Marco Winzker, Andrea Schwandt
IEEE Transactions on Education, Volume 54, page 210--215 - May 2011


A basic understanding of technology is recognized as important knowledge even for students not connected with engineering and computer science. This paper shows that embedded system concepts can be taught in a technological literacy course. An embedded system teaching block that has been used in an electronics module for non-engineers is presented. It comprises 1 h of lecturing and 3 h of hands-on lab work. Feedback and evaluation show that students are able to gain a basic understanding of the topic even in such a limited time.

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  author       = {Winzker, Marco and Schwandt, Andrea},
  title        = {Teaching Embedded System Concepts for Technological Literacy},
  booktitle    = {IEEE Transactions on Education},
  volume       = {54},
  pages        = {210--215},
  month        = {May},
  year         = {2011},

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