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The 'mouse organ' project: A learning approach to promote creativity and motivation

Wilkinson, A. J.; Miles, R. S.; Bateson, A. D.; Selke, K. K.W.; Holley, S.


A. J. Wilkinson

R. S. Miles

A. D. Bateson

K. K.W. Selke

S. Holley


This paper describes an approach to the teaching of the design and development of embedded computer systems. Traditional lectures in computer architecture and real time software are complemented by project-based learning with appropriate support sessions. The logistics of the group project are described, as is the approach to assessment. Student response is described anecdotally and future plans for the project are discussed.


Wilkinson, A. J., Miles, R. S., Bateson, A. D., Selke, K. K., & Holley, S. (2002). The 'mouse organ' project: A learning approach to promote creativity and motivation. International journal of electrical engineering education, 39(3), 278-283.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 1, 2002
Publication Date Jul 1, 2002
Journal International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education
Print ISSN 0020-7209
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Issue 3
Pages 278-283
Keywords e-learning; Group working; Project management; Real time embedded computer systems; Student motivation
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