Animating algorithms as a DSP teaching tool

Leis, John (2012) Animating algorithms as a DSP teaching tool. International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, 49 (3). pp. 321-333. ISSN 0020-7209


This paper introduces the notion of 'animation' of digital signal processing algorithms and related concepts. The purpose of the paper is threefold: (i) to introduce the idea of animation of algorithms as an adjunct to teaching DSP; (ii) to discuss some possible approaches to developing such animations, and motivate possible scenarios where algorithm animation would be of benefit in explaining abstract DSP principles; and (iii) to provide details on a method which successfully demonstrates the algorithm animations using a web browser without the need for user-installed software or browser plug-ins.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. (Manchester UP)
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 12:30
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 04:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital signal processing; algorithms; animations; browser-based instruction
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090609 Signal Processing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.7227/IJEEE.49.3.11

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