Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Volume 9, Number 3, March 2019

Simplification of Compiler Design Course Teaching Using Concept Maps


1Venkatesan Subramanian and 2Kalaivany Natarajan, 1Indian Institute of Information Technology, India, 2Australia


The students of undergraduate expect simple, interactive and understandable method of teaching. But, in many universities, instructors simply follow text books and solve the examples given in it. In such case, students cannot learn anything other than the text book contents defined in the syllabus. This method of teaching will not motivate students to understand the subject in depth unless the industrial and practical applications of the subject explained. Once students do not show interest, instructor also loses the interest which leads to poor performance of students. Hence, it is mandatory to re-design the teaching method especially for the undergraduate students. This paper use concept maps to simplify teaching and learning of a compiler design subject with assignments and problems related to research and industry


Compiler Design, Concept Map, Computer Science, Education