Mega 65 and Australian Curriculum

Author: Bhavya Patel

Patel, Bhavya, 2021 Mega 65 and Australian Curriculum, Flinders University, College of Science and Engineering

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The study is primarily concerned with analysing system performance as well as the characteristics of this 8-bit computer, as well as identifying the numerous algorithms employed by the Mega 65 computer. The study's purpose is to see if incorporating this computer into the Australian ICT curriculum would be satisfactory enough to be utilised as a teaching tool to increase student knowledge of computer programming. Mega 65 computers were chosen for the study because their technologies are simple, and the programming structure is interactive. 8-bit computation is the foundation of computer programming. As a result, the study's goal is to examine the various strategies for incorporating Mega 65 into the Australian ICT curriculum for teaching.

The first phase of study focused on confirming Mega 65 and its characteristics as significant enough to be included in the Australian Curriculum, while the second part focused on the Australian Curriculum Structure and teaching methodologies. In addition, we'll determine the optimal year to use this framework in order to get the best outcomes, foster the motivation particularly for pupils interested in pursuing a career in IT or computer science.

Keywords: Mega 65 Computer, 8-bit computer, Commodore 65, Australian ICT Curriculumm

Subject: Computer Science thesis

Thesis type: Masters
Completed: 2021
School: College of Science and Engineering
Supervisor: Trent Lewis