Free Open Source Software Logisim – A Perfect Tool for Teaching and Learning of Digital Logic Circuit Design Course – Experience and Status

Afaq Ahmad, Sayyid Samir Al Busaidi

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Logisim – a Free Open Source Software (FOSS) has been in continuous advancement since early 2001. Today, Logisim is used in many schools, colleges and universities for teaching and learning of a core program course “Digital Logic Design (DLD)” and beyond. Many universities extended the application of Logisim to support the teaching and learning of many other courses of Computer Science and Engineering programs. This paper is written with the aim to share the authors experience and to talk about the status of using the Logisim and its extended applications. With the long shared experience of using Logisim, authors make their firm opinion that it is high time to generate an awareness and inculcate the keen interests amongst the individual enthusiastic users, teachers and students of schools, colleges and universities of Sultanate of Oman for an appropriate use of Logisim version. Undoubtedly, Logisim – FOSS can be a booster towards technology transfer, innovation and entrepreneurship in the age fast growing electronics and short product life.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Feb 11 2019

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