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Micro Tutor An Interactive Web Based Microprocessor & Applications Tutorial

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.722.1 - 6.722.12

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Tammi Robson

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Tayeb Giuma

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Session 2793

MicroTutor – An Interactive Web-Based Tutorial for Microprocessors and their Applications

Tayeb A. Giuma, Tammi Robson

Department of Electrical Engineering University of North Florida Jacksonville, Fl 32224 Ph: 904-620-2970; Fx: 904-620-2975


This paper describes the design of an interactive web-based microprocessor and applications tutorial “MicroTutor.” The basic goal of this interactive web-based system is to help students build an integrated understanding of the basic concepts, functions and operations of microprocessors and their applications MicroTutor was developed as an additional learning tool for an undergraduate course in microprocessors and their applications. It was designed to (1) be compatible with various web browsers and (2) provide an overview of the architecture, organization, operation and applications of a microprocessor. The system was structured in units where teaching aids such as interactivity, animation, and audio were incorporated. Additionally, MicroTutor automatically tracks, updates, and maintains a database for each user. It identifies each user, maintains a log for each user’s progress and performance in the tutorial.


When IBM introduced the first microcomputer in 1981, not many observers could have predicted the profound changes that this machine would cause the computer industry. The microcomputer has not only changed the computer industry as a whole, society has been permeated by the microcomputer at every level. The World- Wide-Web extended further this technological revolution.

Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright (c) 2001, American Society for Engineering Education

Robson, T., & Giuma, T. (2001, June), Micro Tutor An Interactive Web Based Microprocessor & Applications Tutorial Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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