PD_ParallelDecomposition TCPP_Algorithms K_12 CS0 CS1 CS2 DSA Graduate auditory accessible

Chitra P (iPDC Modules)

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CS2013 Knowledge Unit Coverage

PD/Parallel Decomposition Core Tier 1

2. Identify opportunities to partition a serial program into independent parallel modules. [Familiarity]

TCPP Topics Coverage

Algorithms Topics

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Yes. This activity was assessed in an undergraduate PDC course in India (Chitra 2019), and CS1 and CS2 classes at Tennessee Tech (Ghafoor2019). In all cases, the unplugged activities were used to introduce students to the parallel concepts prior to “hands-on” programming exercises. The assessment results in both papers suggest that unplugged activities are a successful first start to teaching PDC computing concepts.