Virtualization for cost-effective teaching of assembly language programming

Cadenas, Jose O. and Sherratt, Simon and Howlett, Des and Guy, Chris and Lundqvist, Karsten (2015) Virtualization for cost-effective teaching of assembly language programming. IEEE Transactions on Education, 58 (4). pp. 282-288. ISSN 0018-9359. E-ISSN 1557-9638. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1109/TE.2015.2405895) (Full text available)

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Abstract

A virtual system that emulates an ARM-based processor machine has been created to replace a traditional hardware-based system for teaching assembly language. The proposed virtual system integrates, in a single environment, all the development tools necessary to deliver introductory or advanced courses on modern assembly language programming. The virtual system runs a Linux operating system in either a graphical or console mode on a Windows or Linux host machine. No software licenses or extra hardware are required to use the virtual system, thus students are free to carry their own ARM emulator with them on a USB memory stick. Institutions adopting this, or a similar virtual system, can also benefit by reducing capital investment in hardware-based development kits and enable distance learning courses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Microprocessors, Virtual Machines, Software Libraries, Electronic Learning.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: Jose Oswaldo Cadenas
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 07:48 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 09:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57352 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cadenas, Jose O.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4152-6458
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