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Author Koldehofe, Boris ♦ Papatriantafilou, Marina ♦ Tsigas, Philippas
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2006
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Distributed algorithms
Abstract LYDIAN is an environment to support the teaching and learning of distributed algorithms. It provides a collection of distributed algorithms as well as continuous animations. Users can combine algorithms and animations with arbitrary network structures defining the interconnection and behavior of the distributed algorithm. Further, it facilitates the creation of algorithm descriptions as well as the creation of network structures. This makes LYDIAN a flexible tool to be used with students with different skills and backgrounds. This article gives an overview about various ideas and concepts behind LYDIAN by describing in detail the framework for an educational visualization and simulation environment for learning/teaching distributed algorithms as well as discussing possible extensions, which may improve possibilities for user interaction. Moreover, in our effort to understand better what visualization and simulation environments, such as LYDIAN, need to provide, we show results taken from a case study integrating LYDIAN in an undergraduate distributed-systems course.
ISSN 15314278
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-06-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15314278
Journal Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC)
Volume Number 6
Issue Number 2


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Source: ACM Digital Library