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#Tear : Revista de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
(Pensamiento), (palabra) y obra     Open Access  
@tic. revista d'innovació educativa     Open Access  
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
About Campus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Academic Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Academy of Educational Leadership Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52)
Academy of Management Learning and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 48)
Accounting & Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Accounting Education: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Across the Disciplines     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Didactica Norge     Open Access  
Acta Scientiarum. Education     Open Access  
Acta Technologica Dubnicae     Open Access  
Action in Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Action Learning: Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Action Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Active Learning in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 236)
Actualidades Pedagógicas     Open Access  
Administration & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 144)
Adult Education Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 138)
Advanced Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Advances in School Mental Health Promotion     Partially Free   (Followers: 9)
AERA Open     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Africa Education Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 24)
African Journal of Chemical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
AGORA Magazine     Open Access  
Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AIDS Education and Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Akadémiai Értesítö     Full-text available via subscription  
AKSIOMA Journal of Mathematics Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al Ibtida : Jurnal Pendidikan Guru MI     Open Access  
Alexandria : Revista de Educação em Ciência e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Alsic     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Alteridad     Open Access  
Amasya Universitesi Egitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Biology Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
American Educational Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 134)
American Journal of Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Distance Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
American Journal of Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 157)
American Journal of Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 53)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
American Journal of Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal  
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Annals of Modern Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Apertura. Revista de innovación educativa‏     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Environmental Education & Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Applied Measurement in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Art Design & Communication in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Arts Education Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ASHE Higher Education Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Asian Association of Open Universities Journal     Open Access  
Asian Education and Development Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of English Language Teaching     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Asian Journal of Legal Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
ASp     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Assessing Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 124)
Assessment for Effective Intervention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Assessment Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
At-Ta'dib Jurnal Kependidikan Islam     Open Access  
At-Tajdid : Jurnal Ilmu Tarbiyah     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
At-Turats     Open Access  
Athenea Digital     Open Access  
Aula Abierta     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Australasian Journal of Gifted Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Australian Art Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Educational Computing     Open Access  
Australian Educational Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Australian Journal of Adult Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Australian Journal of Career Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Music Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 387)
Australian Journal of Teacher Education     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Australian Mathematics Teacher, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Screen Education Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian TAFE Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Universities' Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 187)
Avaliação : Revista da Avaliação da Educação Superior (Campinas)     Open Access  
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BELIA : Early Childhood Education Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BELT - Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Berkeley Review of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biblioteka i Edukacja     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bildung und Erziehung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bioedukasi : Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi FKIP UM Metro     Open Access  
Biosaintifika : Journal of Biology & Biology Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMC Medical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 42)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
BoEM - Boletim online de Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim de Educação Matemática     Open Access  
British Educational Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 166)
British Journal of Educational Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 133)
British Journal of Educational Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 124)
British Journal of Religious Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
British Journal of Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
British Journal of Special Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
British Journal of Visual Impairment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Business, Management and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Caderno Brasileiro de Ensino de Física     Open Access  
Caderno Intersabares     Open Access  
Cadernos CEDES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Educação     Open Access  
Cadernos de Educação, Tecnologia e Sociedade     Open Access  
Cadernos de Pesquisa     Open Access  
Cadernos de Pesquisa     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos de Pesquisa em Educação     Open Access  
Cadmo     Full-text available via subscription  
Cahiers de la recherche sur l'éducation et les savoirs     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Calidad en la educación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 99)
Campus Legal Advisor     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Campus Security Report     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian and International Education     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education/ Revue canadienne des jeunes chercheures et chercheurs en éducation     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Education : Revue canadienne de l'éducation     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Canadian Journal of Higher Education     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Catalejos. Revista sobre lectura, formación de lectores y literatura para niños     Open Access  
Catharsis : Journal of Arts Education     Open Access  
CELE Exchange, Centre for Effective Learning Environments     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Charrette     Open Access  
Chemical Engineering Education     Full-text available via subscription  
Chemistry Education Research and Practice     Free   (Followers: 5)
Chemistry in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Chi'e : Journal of Japanese Learning and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Child Language Teaching and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Child Psychiatry & Human Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Childhood Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Children's Literature in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Education & Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Christian Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Christian Perspectives in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ciência & Educação (Bauru)     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia en Desarrollo     Open Access  
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Classroom Discourse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Clio y Asociados     Open Access  
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cogent Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
College Athletics and The Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
College Teaching     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Colóquio Internacional de Educação e Seminário de Estratégias e Ações Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Communication Disorders Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Communication Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Communication Methods and Measures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Community College Journal of Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Community College Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Community Literacy Journal     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Comparative Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Comparative Education Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Comparative Professional Pedagogy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Compare: A journal of comparative education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Computer Applications in Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)

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Journal Cover Computer Applications in Engineering Education
  [SJR: 0.525]   [H-I: 19]   [6 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 1061-3773 - ISSN (Online) 1099-0542
   Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1583 journals]
  • A web-based design and assessment tool for educational wireless networking
           projects
    • Authors: Fernando Losilla
      Abstract: This work presents NetEval, a web-based educational tool for designing and assessing heterogeneous networks and receiving feedback on design mistakes. NetEval challenges students with scenarios that require the design of networks using Wi-Fi, radio frequency links and other wired technologies and security mechanisms, letting them freely create answer networks.
      PubDate: 2017-06-19T06:05:22.51535-05:0
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21850
       
  • A virtual engine laboratory for teaching powertrain engineering
    • Authors: Richard D. Burke; Nicholas De Jonge, Calo Avola, Biagio Forte
      Abstract: A virtual engine laboratory application for use in automotive engineering education is proposed to allow the practical teaching of powertrain calibration. The laboratory software is built as a flexible Matlab tool that can easily be transferred for applications in other disciplines and promotes the link between teaching and research.
      PubDate: 2017-06-16T05:15:43.123105-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21847
       
  • CHEMOTION: A gesture based chemistry virtual laboratory with leap motion
    • Authors: Hend S. Al-Khalifa
      Abstract: Chemistry laboratories are expensive to setup and operate as well as it entails safety issues. However, as technologies develop and new technologies are being produced every day, an advance solution for physical Chemistry laboratories limitation is the use of virtual laboratories. In this paper, we present the design and implementation of a virtual chemistry laboratory system that utilizes gesture computing technology to create an interactive and entertaining laboratory application for pupils. The system is software that works on PCs with the help of Leap motion controller, off-the-shelf gesture recognition hardware, to simulate a chemistry laboratory. The system provides number of experiments to perform along with tutorials and quizzes. A preliminary usability evaluation of the system shows the high level of interest from the pupils in using such a system and the positive feedback.
      PubDate: 2017-06-16T02:01:41.437841-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21848
       
  • E-learning website evaluation and selection using multi-attribute decision
           making matrix methodology
    • Authors: Rakesh Garg
      Abstract: E-learning website selection is a deliberate decision with a significant influence on the educational sector. E-learning website selection decision is based on multiple attributes/criteria. In the present research, the various attributes having a huge influence in the evaluation process of E-learning websites that are termed collectively as ranking criteria were identified and extracted from the available literature at the first step. Now, the relative importance or the significance of each ranking criteria was determined by collecting data through the interviews with experts and applying some aggregate operations on that data. Simply, the priority weight of each ranking criteria was determined at the second step. The third step is concerned with the evaluation work of the alternatives against the identified ranking criteria by considering the priority weights determined at the second step. In the present study, E-learning websites selection problem is resolved using matrix method which is capable to solve such types of multiple-attribute decision making (MADM) problems. Further, the results obtained from the proposed methodology are compared with the existing approaches namely Weighted Distance Based Approximation and Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution to validate the applicability and utility of the proposed method.
      PubDate: 2017-06-14T23:45:04.880008-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21846
       
  • The use and analysis of anti-plagiarism software: Turnitin tool for
           formative assessment and feedback
    • Authors: Malka N. Halgamuge
      Abstract: This analysis investigates the efficiency of the Turnitin software as a formative writing tool. The inquiry is especially looking into undergraduate and postgraduate students’ experiences while using Turnitin. The perceptions and experiences of students will be prioritized in the study with the purpose of determining ways to improve Turnitin from students’ point of view. Turnitin obtains text matches or similarity index values of 3,173 assignments submitted on subjects uploaded between 2012 and 2014 by university students. We statistically analyzed the similarity index values or levels of plagiarism percentage between the first and the last assignments, using the two-sample Kolmogorov–Smirnov test, and we found that there was a significant improvement (p = 0.002). Hence, our results demonstrated that using Turnitin as a formative writing tool, allows students to prepare an assignment in an academically acceptable way, during the second half of the semester, with less plagiarism. The results found in this study suggests an insignificant difference between the draft version and final version of the same assignment (p = 0.192). Similarity index values are also different for different courses, such as writing based project subject and mathematics based engineering subject have different values (p 
      PubDate: 2017-06-13T08:11:21.151315-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21842
       
  • Data science in education: Big data and learning analytics
    • Authors: Aleksandra Klašnja-Milićević; Mirjana Ivanović, Zoran Budimac
      Abstract: This paper considers the data science and the summaries significance of Big Data and Learning Analytics in education. The widespread platform of making high-quality benefits that could be achieved by exhausting big data techniques in the field of education is considered. One principal architecture framework to support education research is proposed.
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T10:21:04.714925-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21844
       
  • MyMOOCSpace: A cloud-based mobile system to support effective
           collaboration in higher education online courses
    • Authors: Luis Ramírez-Donoso; Juan S. Rojas-Riethmuller, Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Andrés Neyem, Carlos Alario-Hoyos
      Abstract: In recent years, institutions of higher education have been using Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as an alternative to enhance and innovate traditional classroom practices. One of the approaches to this type of innovation consists of using the platforms where MOOCs are hosted for the development of courses that are aligned to their on-campus curricular contents. They are known as Small Private Online Courses (SPOCs), which allow online access to knowledge for groups of students with a well-defined profile. The platforms where MOOCs (and SPOCs) are hosted have been designed to support large volumes of data and visits. However, these platforms present important limitations regarding the implementation of collaborative learning activities. To address this problem, this article presents MyMOOCSpace, a cloud-based mobile system aimed at supporting effective collaboration in MOOCs, by combining key aspects of collaboration from the research area of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) with game-based dynamics. MyMOOCSpace has been tested in three quasi-experiments that were run in four Latin-American universities with a total of 68 participants. The objective was to assess its usability and its effect in enhancing collaboration among students in a SPOC. The results obtained on usability show that MyMOOCSpace is easy to use, and that participants felt pleased with while using it. Finally, it was observed that MyMOOCSpace managed to enhance interaction and collaboration among students.
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T10:10:23.682225-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21843
       
  • GPMS: An educational supportive graduation project management system
    • Authors: Mamoun Awad
      Abstract: Senior Graduation Project highlights a significant milestone for undergraduate and graduate students in their journey of perusing their scientific degrees. It is considered a must-complete requirement in most colleges. No doubt that managing the educational tasks, such as selecting projects, creating rubrics, scheduling, submitting reports, resource managements, assessment, etc., involved in senior projects can be challenging for students and educators. In this paper, we present an innovative Graduation Project Management System (GPMS) to keep track of different senior project educational processes starting from selecting projects going through grading until assessment. GPMS is equipped with data analytic gadget to monitor students’ pedagogical habits. This online system is based on open source technologies, namely, Java, Apache/Tomcat, WEKA, and MySql database management system (DBMS), and it is very flexible, adaptable, and configurable for most colleges.
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T10:00:23.197963-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21841
       
  • Radiation from accelerated electrons: simulation in four-dimensions
    • Authors: Zvonko Fazarinc
      Abstract: This educational paper caters to engineers wishing to penetrate the complexity of electrodynamics. Only a computer simulation can provide the fourth dimension and to justify the title we develop the linkage between the theory and the relevant executable algorithms. These can provide unique insights into the internal events and a temporal evolution can lead to a deeper understanding of radiation phenomena arising from nature's first principles. There is no escape from the relativistic overhead associated with motion and some effort is expended on supporting the uninitiated reader.
      PubDate: 2017-06-09T00:00:37.94088-05:0
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21834
       
  • From physical to digital in structural engineering classrooms using
           digital fabrication
    • Authors: Rolando Chacón; David Codony, Álvaro Toledo
      Abstract: In this paper, a set of digital artifacts related to simple examples of structural engineering are presented. The artifacts are real-time applications and visualizations of typical problems students from the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) schools are acquainted with. The real-time nature of the examples allow a high level of interaction between humans and the classic visualization of results, namely, bending and shear force diagrams, internal stresses distributions, and contour plots. These artifacts may provide in AEC a twofold educational target: (i) for users, to provide visual understanding in real time of typical problems that must be understood in classic lectures of structural engineering; (ii) for developers, to provide meaningful applications of applied digital fabrication using sensors, microcontrollers, and GUI's and their potential in the development of tools related to Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and the Internet of Things (IoT) among students of the AEC sector.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07T00:00:30.14214-05:0
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21845
       
  • An educational software for teaching database normalization
    • Authors: Hugo I. Piza-Dávila; Luis F. Gutiérrez-Preciado, Víctor H. Ortega-Guzmán
      Abstract: Database normalization is a key process for designing databases. However, it is one of the most complex topics for students in IT undergraduate programs. This work proposes a new software tool that supports students in the process of normalization. This learning tool allows the students to see step by step how to carry out each normal form up to the 3NF. This tool is based on data analysis of the input table as it is explained in class, and not on analyzing the scheme or initial dependencies defined by business rules. Thus, novel algorithms were developed to process the input table (user-defined) as well as the tables created during the normalization process. The software was tested in two Database courses, obtaining an important increase in the performance of students who used the tool.
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T07:15:23.056709-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21838
       
  • Increasing middle school students’ awareness and interest in
           manufacturing through digital game-based learning (DGBL)
    • Authors: Stefano Perini; Maria Margoudi, Manuel Fradinho Oliveira, Marco Taisch
      Abstract: The change of the societal appeal of manufacturing among younger generations is a key element in order to address the talent shortage that is currently affecting the sector. In order to pursue this objective, the use of interactive learning environments such as digital games (DGs) can play an important role. Therefore, this paper presents the results of an exploratory study aimed at understanding the impact of digital game-based learning (DGBL) on the awareness and interest of middle school students in manufacturing. In particular, the students had to deal with the management of EcoFactory, a simplified industrial plant where they had to take care of the main decisions that are typical in the modern manufacturing industry. The study was based on a pre-test–post-test quasi-experimental design conducted in a public middle school in Northern Italy. The research triangulated the results of different methodologies, namely drawings analysis and questionnaires. The results showed a significant impact of the DG both on the awareness and interest of participants, especially in the environmental, social, and economic dimensions. Thus, the outcomes revealed the high potential that DGs have in explaining the complex concepts that are typical of manufacturing and in enhancing students’ proactive motivation toward them. Finally, implications and suggestions for further research derived from these findings are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-06-05T04:30:40.514254-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21836
       
  • Trifocal constructive approach in developing coders, simulated, and
           hardware implemented, for the introduction of coding theory
    • Authors: Emir Pecanin; Edis Mekic, Petar Spalević, Khaled M. Mohamed Himar Swhli
      Abstract: Constructive approach (CA) for increased efficiency of engineering education has been receiving growing attention and wider application in engineering education in recent years. New approach combining CA and Unified Process Model (UPM) for developing of software simulation packages and hardware is developed and proposed, on this way novel trifocal approach to engineering is proposed and discussed. Through this approach students developed virtual simulators as software prototype for hardware implementation of coders. This approach increased learning and understanding of mathematical and theoretical basics of coding theory, which is integral part of digital communication systems. For implementing construction of software simulator and hardware coders in the curricula we developed multidisciplinary approach. Joint and interconnected lectures were developed for the courses of digital communication and software engineering. For validation of developed software packages and constructed hardware coders used laboratory facilities for digital electronics. Trends of the level of understanding and result achieved on the exams showed that implementation of this approach provided better results in solving mathematical problems in the field of coding theory.
      PubDate: 2017-06-02T05:20:37.652415-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21840
       
  • Associating students and teachers for tutoring in higher education using
           clustering and data mining
    • Authors: Argelia B. Urbina Nájera; Jorge de la Calleja, Ma. Auxilio Medina
      Abstract: Tutoring is part of the teaching–learning process; this is considered a complementary strategy to support the development of integral and competent professionals. When teachers deal with large groups of students such as in digital learning environments, tutoring becomes a time-consuming and difficult task that can cause distraction and overload. This paper presents an experimental study to associate students and teachers for tutoring according to their skills and affinities using the clustering methods of k-means, expectation maximization, and farthest first. The study harvests data of 1,199 university students and 35 teachers. The results reached 100% of compatibility between clusters using expectation maximization and farthest first.
      PubDate: 2017-06-01T06:32:38.738539-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21839
       
  • Mining relationships in learning-oriented social networks
    • Authors: María E. Sousa-Vieira; Jose C. López-Ardao, Manuel Fernández-Veiga, Miguel Rodríguez-Pérez, Cándido López-García
      Abstract: The widespread use of computing and communications technologies has enabled the popularity of social networks oriented to learn. In this work, we study the nature and strength of associations between students using an online social network embedded in a learning management system. With datasets from three offerings of the same course, we mined the sequences of questions and answers posted by the students to identify structural properties of the social graph, patterns of collaboration among students and factors influencing the final academic achievements. The results show some hints to understand how users react to incentives in online social learning systems, useful for instance to measure the effectiveness of the learning tasks based on the patterns of students’ participation in the platform and adapt their design, or as early predictors of academic performance.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24T23:25:34.788006-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21835
       
  • Using collaborative learning scenarios to teach programming to non-CS
           majors
    • Authors: Leovy Echeverría; Ruth Cobos, Liliana Machuca, Ivan Claros
      Abstract: This article presents a new approach based on “collaborative scenarios” to enhance teaching–learning programming in non-Computer Science oriented curricula. In this context, a literature review of tools related to teaching programming since a collaborative approach is presented. The collaborative scenarios was supported by a platform called TASystem, and applied in a case study carried out with students from Topographic Engineering Department at the Universidad del Valle (Colombia). The students’ social interaction was analyzed with Social Network Analysis and Content Analysis techniques and so was the students’ performance. The results showed an improvement in the students’ performance and an increment in the social relationship among the students.
      PubDate: 2017-05-23T01:50:26.676709-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21832
       
  • Computer programming with Python for industrial and systems engineers:
           Perspectives from an instructor and students
    • Authors: Yong Wang; Kasey J. Hill, Erin C. Foley
      Abstract: This paper examines recent efforts at Binghamton University to teach the computer programming language Python to Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) undergraduates who possess little prior programming experience. The rationale behind selecting Python to teach is discussed. An evaluation of students’ learning outcomes shows that performance is distinguishable by gender, class standing, and class attendance. Lessons learned from the instructor's and the students’ perspectives are presented.
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T00:02:53.382533-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21837
       
  • A dynamic approach for teaching algorithms: Integrating immersive
           environments and virtual learning environments
    • Authors: Felipe B. Nunes; Fabrício Herpich, Érico M. H. Do Amaral, Gleizer B. Voss, Manuel C. Zunguze, Roseclea D. Medina, Liane M. R. Tarouco
      Abstract: Utilization of technology in education lead to important changes in methods and techniques, where the use of virtual learning environments and virtual worlds provided a solution of a rich simulation and with a high level of interactivity and immersion. This article provides a summary of a research that searches integrate two different technologies [VLE and VW], by means of a solution called Sloodle. The main focus is demystify the use of this solution, introducing the mainly characteristics involved in the process of installation and insertion of this resources and evaluate the effectiveness of these resources as supporting tools in the teaching of algorithms in Computer Engineering course. The applications used in this research were OpenSimulator as Virtual World; Moodle as VLE; the online software IDEOne for the algorithm exposure and Sloodle. Analysis confirms that the utilization of virtual world combined with Moodle using Sloodle, it is a valid alternative to the process of teaching and learning, motivating the students and stimulating the feeling of immersion during the performance of activities. It allows identifying the difficulties to be overcome in this type of solution, like the utilization of Sloodle and technology limitations of their resources.
      PubDate: 2017-05-17T23:48:00.002992-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21833
       
  • A computational investigation of learning behaviors in MOOCs
    • Authors: Sheng-Hua Zhong; Yanhong Li, Yan Liu, Zhiqiang Wang
      Abstract: Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are the latest e-learning initiative to attain widespread popularity in the world. Thus, it is highly required to have a throughout analysis of learning in MOOCs, from theoretical to practical. Our primary goal is to take a detailed and comprehensive investigation into the learning behaviors in MOOCs, as well as to identify issues that have not yet to be adequately resolved. We employed commonly used educational data mining methodologies to analyze and interpret the behaviors in a computer science course based on the questionnaire survey data and daily activity data. We find most of the students could be divided into several groups that are coincident with their learning styles. Moreover, we can easily predict students’ learning styles based on their learning behaviors. This finding means the learning style could be a factor to indicate students’ learning behaviors, or even measure whether a student is appropriate to learn via MOOCs.
      PubDate: 2017-05-17T23:35:43.094846-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21830
       
  • PC-based control and simulation of an electro-hydraulic system
    • Authors: Elif Erzan Topçu
      Abstract: This article addresses the development of a control system design methodology to make control courses easier to understand. The methodology can be handled in four stages: Modeling, controller design and tuning of the controller gains, simulation, and experimental studies. A PC-based control system environment is chosen to help students/researchers understand the control system both theoretically and experimentally. An electro-hydraulic system is used for training. Such fluid power systems are widely used in the industrial area and combine different engineering system properties. First, a system is defined by a mathematical model and simulated using the MATLAB/Simulink environment. An easy to use toolbox, Simscape/Simhydraulics, is used to facilitate the modeling phase in simulation of the hydraulic system. Next, the design of the feedback controller is proposed. Basic controllers in control education, such as proportional + derivative + integral (PID) and a Fuzzy Logic Controller (FLC), are utilized, and the gains of the controllers are tuned with a simplified method according to the given design criteria. The proposed tuning method can also be useful for overdamped or first-order systems. Time and frequency responses of the system are obtained and evaluated. The experimental studies are conducted on a hydraulic control system at the Automatic Control Laboratory of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Uludağ University. This work aims to train engineering students/researchers both theoretically and practically regarding PC-based control system design and fluid power systems.
      PubDate: 2017-05-07T23:03:03.18829-05:0
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21831
       
  • Improving student engagement on programming using app development with
           Android devices
    • Authors: César Fernández; María Asunción Vicente, M. Mar Galotto, Miguel Martinez-Rach, Alejandro Pomares
      Abstract: This work presents our experience on Android teaching at Miguel Hernández University (Elche, Spain). We decided to orientate our courses toward Android app development, and encouraged students to carry their Android phones or tablets to the classroom. The results, in terms of student motivation, satisfaction and engagement in programming have been extraordinary.
      PubDate: 2017-05-04T22:35:39.820337-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21827
       
  • Robot kinematics made easy using RoboAnalyzer software
    • Authors: Ratan S. Othayoth; Rajeevlochana G. Chittawadigi, Ravi P. Joshi, Subir K. Saha
      Abstract: RoboAnalyzer is a software based on 3D model of robots. It was developed primarily for teaching and learning of robot mechanics, although it is robust enough for the use by researchers as well. The motive behind the development of RoboAnalyzer was mainly to help teachers and students get started with teaching/learning of robotics using template-based skeleton models or CAD models of serial robots. This minimizes the time otherwise spent on modeling, programming, and simulating the robots from scratch. In this article, we focus on the visualization of the Denavit Hartenberg (DH) parameters used to define a robot's architecture, and the modeling of the robot's input-output motion characteristics, that is, robot kinematics, using them. The advantages of using RoboAnalyzer to overcome several challenges of learning robotics in a classroom environment are also discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-05-03T22:40:30.206888-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21828
       
  • A networking laboratory using an integrated mixture of physical equipment
           and simulators
    • Authors: Ka C. Chan; Sean Haythorne
      Abstract: This article presents the design and development of a networking laboratory that integrates a combination of physical networking equipment with the open source GNS3 network simulators for on-campus, blended-learning, and potentially online delivery of networking classes. This transformative work has resulted in a significant increase in laboratory capacity, thus reducing the need for repeating classes. The integrated platform offers students both hands-on experience using real equipment, and the convenience of easy setup and reconfiguration using simulators. An example practical exercise in setting up an OSPF/BGP network is presented to illustrate the experimental design before and after the integration of GNS3 simulators. In summary, we describe the infrastructure, the integrated platform and systems, network design and experiment design; and the learning and teaching experiences of using GNS3 in classes.
      PubDate: 2017-05-02T10:56:41.11568-05:0
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21829
       
  • Designing a course and infrastructure for teaching software-defined
           networking
    • Authors: Jelena Šuh; Živko Bojović, Marijana Despotović-Zrakić, Zorica Bogdanović, Aleksandra Labus
      Abstract: Software-defined networking (SDN) is an emerging technology that allows efficient and flexible management of networking equipment through standard interfaces. In order to encourage the seamless adoption of this technology, a new approach for the education of network engineers should be established, shifting the focus from conventional vendor specific technologies toward the concepts of standardized network management. In this paper, we propose an approach for designing an SDN course where students are encouraged to learn how to design and manage software-defined networks in general, rather than focusing on the specifics of one vendor in particular. In addition, deeper student involvement is achieved through the use of globally available Open APIs and open source software which are the backbone of the course. The approach was evaluated at the graduate studies at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade. The results indicate that the proposed approach can have a positive impact on the learning process, and in time hopefully serve as a stepping stone for the education of the new generation of network engineers.
      PubDate: 2017-05-02T10:24:33.652337-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21820
       
  • Student career path recommendation in engineering stream based on
           three-dimensional model
    • Authors: Prabal Verma; Sandeep K. Sood, Sheetal Kalra
      Abstract: In the current scenario, students remain in dilemma to choose right career path in their lives. Many students have chosen their career path without receiving proper guidance from suitable professionals or services. This can potentially cause mismatch among personality, interest, and skill of students. Relative to this context, this paper proposes a comprehensive student-centric recommendation system based on research analytics framework for choosing best career path. More specifically, this system utilizes the multiple measurements from three-dimensional model, that is, preference, fuzzy logic, and influence. By integrating these measurements with the relative weighted set generated using Analysis Hierarchical Process (AHP) decision system, a desire score of student related to each career oriented engineering stream is computed. The results of user based evaluation demonstrates that our proposed approach generates more satisfactory career based path recommendations as compared to other baseline methods.
      PubDate: 2017-05-02T10:23:41.505249-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21822
       
  • Performance evaluation of prototype-based clustering algorithms combined
           MDL index
    • Authors: Hadeel K. Aljobouri; Hussain A. Jaber, Ilyas Çankaya
      Abstract: Clustering algorithms are used to group data depending on a distance. Best clustering analysis should be resisting the presence of outliers, less sensitive to initialization as well as the input sequence ordering. This article compares the performance among three of prototype-based unsupervised clustering algorithms: Neural Gas (NG), Growing Neural Gas (GNG) and Robust Growing Neural Gas (RGNG). Based on NG and GNG, there are different clustering algorithms proposed and suggested in different literatures. So, in this work a comparison between the two basic clustering algorithms NG and GNG have presented using the performance evaluation of these techniques, in contrast to the RGNG which was proposed within the GNG. Another comparison due to the MDL criterion between RGNG that used MDL value as the clustering validity index, versus GNG and NG combined with MDL. Statistical estimations are applied to explain the meaning of the output results when these algorithms fed to the synthetic 2D dataset. Moreover, a simple software package is designed and implemented as an automatic clustering model for any dataset to use as a part of the neural network course. NG, GNG and RGNG algorithms are performed in the same package using a MATLAB-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) tool. This visual tool lets the students/ researchers visualize the desired results using plots also clicking a few buttons.
      PubDate: 2017-04-27T13:31:57.658091-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21824
       
  • Solution of six chemical engineering problems using the Chebyshev
           orthogonal collocation technique
    • Authors: Housam Binous; Slim Kaddeche, Ahmed Bellagi
      Abstract: The Chebyshev orthogonal collocation is a powerful and accurate numerical technique, which is also relatively easy to implement using modern mathematical software (e.g., MATHEMATICA© and MATLAB®). This technique allows the elucidation of engineering problems involving partial differentials equations or boundary value problems. Six chemical engineering problems concerning the transfer of momentum, heat, and mass, with varying degree of complexity, are elucidated. The results obtained using the subject numerical technique were systematically bench-marked against the results derived from alternative approaches. Benchmarking indicates good agreement between the results, despite the simplicity of this technique. Thus, this technique has a great potential for the elucidation of problems, for which no known solutions exist.
      PubDate: 2017-04-27T13:29:06.16251-05:0
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21823
       
  • e-Signals&Systems: A web-based educational tool for signals and
           systems
    • Authors: Fahri Vatansever; Nedim A. Yalcin
      Abstract: Computers are widely used for educational purposes. Multimedia tools and simulations are mostly preferred for learning especially hard and complex structures in technical field and hardly realized experiments in laboratory environment. Besides, supporting theoretical knowledge with practical applications is crucial in engineering education. But, effects of negative conditions such as hardware deficiency (experimental gadgets, measuring instruments, etc.) in education environment, high number of students, less number of educators can be diminished with concepts which are distance education, computer-aided education, etc. In this study, web-based educational tool which is oriented to signals and systems subjects/courses is realized. This tool provides learning of signals and systems subjects with its subject descriptions, solved/unsolved problems, animations, simulations, interactive simulators, real-time applications, general exams, online communication/support, and new educational strategy in easy, simple, and effective way. Usability and educational contribution of realized study was inspected with questionnaires which were filled anonymously by 110 students in Uludag University and assessed according to SUS and Likert scales.
      PubDate: 2017-04-27T08:30:40.002975-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21826
       
  • The computer-aided teaching of apple tree pruning and training
    • Authors: Simon Kolmanič; Stanislav Tojnko, Tatjana Unuk, Štefan Kohek
      Abstract: Fruit growers have to master tree training and pruning to achieve high yields, but learning these skills is time consuming. A special tree training and pruning teaching application EduAPPLE has been developed, but before including it in the higher education, we tested, if benefits of EduAPPLE use can be observed.
      PubDate: 2017-04-25T23:47:37.870024-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21821
       
  • Using computer for measurement and visualization of rotating magnetic
           field in AC machines
    • Authors: Miroslav Bjekić; Marko Šućurović, Miloš Božić, Marko Rosić, Sanja Antić
      Abstract: This paper presents a new way of implementing a computer as a teaching tool in the teaching module “Rotating Magnetic Field in AC machines.” Software for simulation, measurement, and visualization of the rotating magnetic field using three-axis hall sensor was created in the form of remote experiment. After students’ evaluation, it was found that remote experiments ensure better achievement of students regarding this particular topic, while also contributing to better quality of teaching rotating magnetic fields in the subject of electrical machines.
      PubDate: 2017-04-25T05:12:35.603872-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21825
       
  • Interactive computer simulations for standing waves
    • Authors: Irina Radinschi; Vladut Fratiman, Vasilica Ciocan, Marius-Mihai Cazacu
      Abstract: Interactive computer simulations and learning environments like virtual laboratories come out as an excellent alternative to conventional physics laboratories. Two of the physics laboratories from the second semester within the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services of “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University are focused on the study of standing waves. Standing waves are very important in the field of Civil Engineering because the structural integrity of buildings can be affected by standing waves and the mechanical resonance phenomenon. A good understanding of the properties of standing waves will make the properly constructed structures withstand various risk factors. Some improperly constructed structures could damage or breakdown even in the presence of vibrations or strong winds. This paper presents the computer simulations developed for the study of the standing waves on a vibrating string and the propagation of electromagnetic standing waves in a Lecher system. For both simulations, the canvas element, part of HTML5 standard, is used to draw the graphics animations. Also, many control components and some external JavaScript libraries are used to perform the virtual applications. Further, these computer simulations are posted on the virtual physics laboratory web-site and thus, students are able to engage in more productive self or group activities. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21818
      PubDate: 2017-04-07T00:01:11.816489-05:
       
  • FTutor: An interactive guide to the fundamentals of frequency analysis
    • Authors: Petr Sečkář; David Svoboda
      Abstract: In image processing, the field of frequency analysis plays an important and irreplaceable role. Due to the knowledge of which frequencies correspond to which image characteristics, we can efficiently solve tasks such as smoothing, edge detection, regular pattern detection or removal, and image compression. Therefore, understanding of basic principles is of great importance for people working in fields requiring signal and image processing knowledge and skills. The key link between the standard image domain and frequency domain is provided by the well-known Fourier transform. Even though this transform is commonly understood as a standard framework for frequency analysis, proper understanding of its fundamentals is often hindered by many people's preoccupation with complex numbers and trigonometric functions. In this paper, we introduce a novel application called FTutor. It aims to serve as an interactive guide for those who are beginning to learn about the Fourier transform and want to properly understand its principles. In particular, FTutor is designed for use by the students and teachers of image processing courses to simplify and ease the process of understanding the frequency domain. The application is freely available from http://cbia.fi.muni.cz/projects/ftutor.html together with its source code. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21817
      PubDate: 2017-04-06T00:15:57.542858-05:
       
  • A multipurpose toolkit for teaching DSP in an undergraduate course
    • Authors: Diya Joseph; Prateek Chawla, Harish Chander, Tarun Kumar Rawat
      Abstract: Teaching an introductory course in Digital Signal Processing (DSP) involves the careful selection and arrangement of essential topics from the vast expanse of the subject. A substantial amount of effort from the teacher is required to deliver mathematical and algorithmic concepts. In this paper, we present a Windows Store App which can be used as a teaching aid for an introductory undergraduate DSP course. The app has six modules. Four of the modules demonstrate problems which require complex calculations, viz. linear convolution, circular convolution, radix-2 Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), and Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filter design. These modules display elaborate butterfly diagrams and matrix multiplications to enhance pedagogy. The other two modules form a digital signal processor toolkit based on a hypothetical 16-bit floating-point digital signal processor, with a simple instruction set. The app has been used to teach a course on DSP and a positive feedback was received from the students. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21819
      PubDate: 2017-04-06T00:06:02.148449-05:
       
  • Design of a low cost remote electronic laboratory suitable for low
           bandwidth connection
    • Authors: Hakima Mostefaoui; Abdelhalim Benachenhou, Abderrahmane Adda Benattia
      Abstract: The development of remote lab has grown during the last decade. However, almost all current laboratories use proprietary software (a Labview like software) and expensive hardware (server) to implement them. This paper presents the development of a low-cost alternative, flexible, and reconfigurable remote lab, based on an architecture built around an Arduino Mega. Low-bandwidth connections requirement was carried out by the use of HTML code for the development of the required graphical user interface. The usability and effectiveness of the proposed solutions were evaluated by considering a case study of two groups of students that carried out the same lab work: The first one remotely and the second one in a hands-on lab. This test showed that the remote laboratory was well received by students: Remote students group realize their task in a shorter time and have slightly better outcomes than students group in a hands-on laboratory. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21815
      PubDate: 2017-03-31T07:50:52.58235-05:0
       
  • Remote refrigeration system experiments for control engineering education
    • Authors: Mirco Rampazzo; Andrea Cervato, Alessandro Beghi
      Abstract: The extension of the traditional hands-on laboratories to the Internet, in which labs are remotely accessible to the users to perform experiments, is still a challenge for education in engineering. In this paper, we present a remote refrigeration laboratory that allows students, trainees, and engineers to get acquainted with control aspects of mechanical refrigeration systems. Thanks to a university–industry partnership, the remote lab is hosted in an industrial site and it can be accessed by means of a client–server communication and an ad-hoc designed LabVIEW-based user interface, that allows to monitor and control the plant. The user can conduct both open- and closed-loop experiments on a typical vapor compression cycle refrigeration system, testing different control architectures that range from standard regulators to data-driven PID controllers.© 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21810
      PubDate: 2017-03-31T07:40:39.784551-05:
       
  • Web 2.0 applications for engineering education: Faculty members’
           perception, barriers, and solutions
    • Authors: Ataollah Zarei; Khairiyah Mohd-Yusof, Mohd Fadzil Daud, Nematollah Azizi
      Abstract: Despite increasing the number of engineering departments and students in Iran, the quality of education is less than satisfactory. Regarding the huge potential of Web 2.0 applications, which is also known as Web 2.0 tools, Web 2.0 services, or social media, for improving the quality of teaching and learning, this study was undertaken to investigate the perception of the faculty members toward using these technologies for teaching and learning engineering, the ways they use these tools for educational aims, and the factors that influence. The systematic design of grounded theory method was followed to achieve the research objectives. In addition, the required data was collected through interview and questionnaire and NVivo 8 software was used to facilitate data analysis process. The results show that the faculty members use some of these applications occasionally for the sole purpose of obtaining information. The traditional teaching method, which is influenced by the instructors’ traditional mindset, traditional curricula, and organizational disregard for the quality of teaching, are the most salient factors. Also, instructors’ emotional barriers and limited access to these tools in Iran are subsidiary factors influencing the failure to use these tools for teaching engineering. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.d Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21812
      PubDate: 2017-03-24T00:05:30.552689-05:
       
  • An Excel-based program to teach students quick ergonomic risk assessment
           techniques with an application to an assembly system
    • Authors: Adil Baykasoğlu; Sebnem Demirkol Akyol, Batuhan Demirkan
      Abstract: Governments force companies to stabilize ergonomic risk levels of the manufacturing environment and keep it below an acceptable risk level in order to prevent aftermaths. As a result, companies need more manufacturing engineers who are aware of ergonomics risk analysis. Thus, undergraduate students in the 3rd year in Industrial Engineering at Dokuz Eylül University are invited to take part in a real-life experience. This paper introduces an Excel-based program which is called Quick Ergonomic Assessment Techniques (QEAT); in order to support teaching students ergonomic risk assessment techniques; facilitate understanding characteristics of different techniques, and enable to compare the results of them. Three of the well-known ergonomic risk assessment techniques are coded in QEAT and applied on an electronics company which manufactures TV. The proposed QEAT procedure is easy to apply in various manufacturing environments and is suitable to be implemented in undergraduate engineering laboratories in order to support and encourage ergonomics study. The results show that by using the combination of three techniques in QEAT, an ergonomic risk assessment which covers most of the body areas could be presented and manufacturing environment could be reanalyzed easily if it is needed due to the changes in production processes. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21816
      PubDate: 2017-03-24T00:01:07.679258-05:
       
  • Bilingual subtitles for second-language acquisition and application to
           engineering education as learning pills
    • Authors: Boni García
      Abstract: This paper introduces the concept of bilingual subtitles, a kind of captioning in which a pair of subtitles (in the mother tongue, L1, and second language, L2) is shown at the same time on the screen. The aim of dual subtitles is to help the final user in different learning processes, due to the fact that several capacities (listening, reading, and matching) are exercised at the same time by the learner while watching dual-captioned media. The contribution of this paper is threefold. First, it presents DualSub, an open source desktop tool aimed to create bilingual subtitles. Second, a descriptive study was designed and executed to evaluate the extent to which bilingual subtitles are perceived by final users in the incidental vocabulary knowledge of a second language. Third, an experimental case study in which dual subtitles were used in the engineering education arena was carried out. The results of these surveys confirm that bilingual subtitles are perceived as useful in the different dimensions of the incidental vocabulary learning process (form, meaning, use) and are also helpful when applied to the educational domain (deliberate learning). © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21814
      PubDate: 2017-03-23T04:20:27.671264-05:
       
  • New simulation tool for teaching–learning processes in engineering
           education
    • Authors: Ozgur Akkoyun
      Abstract: In this study, new simulation-based software developed for educational purposes is introduced. The software simulates the processing system of natural stone plants which are very important and have been taught in natural stone production related lectures both at mining engineering departments and vocational high schools. The software was used during these classes and the students’ feedbacks were measured by Likert scale surveys. This paper presents the development process of this software and the feedback results of its application in the classes. Positive feedbacks from the students encourage us for the next projects and show that the software achieved its learning objectives. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21807
      PubDate: 2017-03-21T23:42:06.299536-05:
       
  • A teaching–learning tool for elementary psychrometric processes on
           psychrometric chart using MATLAB
    • Authors: Pankaj Kumar Gupta; R. N. Patel
      Abstract: A teaching–learning tool for elementary psychrometric processes on psychrometric chart is developed using MATLAB. First, coding was done in MATLAB to represent the psychrometric chart showing various properties. Secondly, calculations for obtaining various psychrometric parameters of air–water vapor mixture given any two input parameters were coded. Graphical user interface (GUI) was created for user input while the various elementary psychrometric processes are output on psychrometric chart prepared using MATLAB. The software tool was thoroughly validated against results in open literature. Students in different groups were taught basics of Psychrometry with different teaching approaches. Student group exposed to teaching with the developed tool performed much better than other groups. Students’ response in a survey revealed that the MATLAB-based teaching–learning tool increased students’ performance significantly over the conventional approach. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21813
      PubDate: 2017-03-14T06:10:43.053534-05:
       
  • Teaching real-time video processing theory by using an FPGA-based
           educational system and the “learning-by-doing” method
    • Authors: Enrique Guzmán-Ramírez; Ivan Garcia, Carlos González, Manuel Mendoza-Manzano
      Abstract: In the present study, we introduce a FPGA-based educational system called RELI-EVA (REconfigurable-Logic-based system for Implementation and Evaluation of real-time Video processing and analysis of Algorithms), which has been integrated into a Computer and Electronic Engineering course by following the “learning-by-doing” approach. Therefore, the aim of this system is to provide engineering students with an intuitive tool in order to understand the main algorithms for real-time video processing and create and test some new algorithms before their real implementation in physical systems. Moreover, with the aim of demonstrating the potential of the developed FPGA-based system, the development of a practical example for edge detection is presented in order to support the theoretical basis of real-time video processing. Additionally, a qualitative research method was followed to evaluate the proposed tool. A high percentage of the surveyed students corroborated the success of RELI-EVA as part of an engineering course. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21805
      PubDate: 2017-03-10T11:01:26.779015-05:
       
  • A Matlab workbook on the pedagogy of generalized eigenvectors
    • Authors: P. M. Shankar
      Abstract: The pedagogical aspects of generalized eigenvectors are demonstrated using a Matlab workbook. With the simple input of a square matrix, the workbook displays the theoretical background, classifies the matrix as defective or non-defective, and processes the matrix further. It obtains the algebraic and geometric multiplicities, and identifies the eigenvalues making the matrix defective. The generalized eigenvectors are calculated and displayed, every step fully annotated to bring out the didactic aspects. These include reiteration of the multiplicities and association of specific eigenvalues with eigenvector and generalized eigenvectors. Unlike simple Matlab scripts that provide eigenvalues and eigenvectors without validation, the workbook generates the matrix exponential using eigenvalues and eigenvectors and compares it to matrix exponentials obtained using inverse Laplace transforms and directly in Matlab. The workbook with annotations, verification and displays matching instructor's classroom work can be expected to enhance the understanding of eigenvectors, generalized eigenvectors, multiplicities, fundamental matrix, and matrix exponential. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21808
      PubDate: 2017-03-08T23:46:07.615638-05:
       
  • Pedagogy of solutions to a set of linear equations using a Matlab workbook
    • Authors: P. Mohana Shankar
      Abstract: A Matlab workbook capable of generating complete solutions to a set of linear equations is presented. While standard routines in Matlab and Maple provide solutions to a set of equations, additional work is needed to interpret and relate them to the concepts covered in an undergraduate course in Linear Algebra. One also runs into difficulties when the system of equations is inconsistent. The workbook, started as a simple demo for students, evolved into its present form where the solutions to a set of linear equations are displayed on a single page with explanations, annotations, and equations that match the work by the instructor in class. Regardless of whether the system is consistent or inconsistent with general or unique solutions, the solution set is presented with information such as the rank of a matrix, pivots, null space, free and basic variables, etc., providing the pedagogy. The solutions are compared to those obtained using standard packages from Matlab and Maple demonstrating their shortcomings and limits. In contrast, the results of the workbook provide complete instructive aspects of solutions to a set of linear equations enhancing the educational experience of students. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21803
      PubDate: 2017-03-08T23:40:29.172338-05:
       
  • Affordances and challenges of computational tools for supporting modeling
           and simulation practices
    • Authors: Alejandra J. Magana; Michael L. Falk, Camilo Vieira, Michael J. Reese, Oluwatosin Alabi, Sylvain Patinet
      Abstract: This mixed-methods sequential explanatory design investigates disciplinary learning gains when engaging in modeling and simulation processes following a programming or a configuring approach. It also investigates the affordances and challenges that students encountered when engaged in these two approaches to modeling and simulation. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21804
      PubDate: 2017-03-07T05:30:26.764518-05:
       
  • Teaching kinematics with interactive schematics and 3D models
    • Authors: Rafael Arnay; Javier Hernández-Aceituno, Evelio González, Leopoldo Acosta
      Abstract: In this paper, some computer applications for teaching forward and inverse kinematics in Robotics are presented. These applications, developed in Unity3D and Python, allow both teachers and students to create and manipulate 3D interactive representations of the studied robotic models. The use of these tools has been proved to help students improve their understanding of the geometric transformations and mathematical operations required to solve both forward and inverse kinematics exercises. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21809
      PubDate: 2017-03-07T05:06:04.95596-05:0
       
  • Spreadsheets for understanding seismic energy partitioning equations
    • Authors: Anees Ahmad Bangash; Khalid Amin Khan, Gulraiz Akhter
      Abstract: Spreadsheets have come a long way and have become a universal computational tool and a powerful platform for performing scientific and engineering calculations. Their inherent strength lies in integrated storage and manipulation of data, together with a wide range of calculations, charting, and graphics presentation capabilities. These facilities make them ideal tools for prototyping mathematical equations and algorithms that can be adapted for instructional purposes to improve the quality of engineering education. This paper presents a set of spreadsheets that help in understanding the mathematical details behind the Zoeppritz equations and their various approximations that describe the partitioning of seismic wave energy at a planar interface between two homogeneous isotropic and elastic layers of rock. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21811
      PubDate: 2017-03-07T04:55:37.512569-05:
       
  • Incorporation of 3D ICT elements into class
    • Authors: Francisco Javier Ayala Alvarez; Elidia Beatriz Blázquez Parra, Francisco Montes-Tubío
      Abstract: The fact that there are relatively few job prospects has caused a decline in the vocational profile of students in engineering, while they demand more dynamic and attractive classes. Moreover, the difficulty of the concepts to be transmitted, together with the lack of good spatial visualization abilities of students, makes technical drawing a difficult subject to understand. The present study set out to investigate emerging trends in ICT to find a way to present and manipulate information in class that would serve as both a stimulating element and a tool for performing complex operations, thus improving the teaching methodology of the classes and enhancing students’ motivation. We present the results of an experimental study of the introduction of 3D augmented reality models for practical classes in technical drawing. Several measures are collected for the monitoring of the course by students, and for their motivation, according to the ARCS method. The results indicate a good response to the elements incorporated into first year classes of a university course in Graphic Expression in Engineering. In particular, the experimental group displayed a higher level of motivation, an increased attendance to practical classes, a higher rate of practical work delivered, and a lower percentage of dropouts. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc Comput Appl Eng Educ View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21802
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T01:20:50.146794-05:
       
  • A practice for engineering students based on the control and monitoring an
           experimental biomass combustor using labview
    • Authors: ARACELI REGUEIRO; DAVID PATIÑO, CARLA MÍGUEZ, MIGUEL CUEVAS
      Abstract: The methods delineated herein enable students to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner and to demonstrate competence in the current concepts and theories governing energy flows, heat transfer, and energy conversions. These methods have been used in the Energy Thermal Master class that is offered in the Engineering School at the University of Vigo. The study presents an innovative learning method in which two new pedagogical concepts are combined, “learning by doing” and “blended learning,” implying a modernization of the classical learning methods. Using the methodology described below, students are able to operate a biomass experimental as well as use numerous measuring devices to obtain the combustion parameters, which are the latest commercial technology. Furthermore, by using LabVIEW programming, students are able to realize the importance of automation in the facilities and to create a code that is responsible for the control, supervision and monitoring of the system. In addition to the purely experimental aspect, students must analyze the data acquired by LabVIEW, apply their theoretical knowledge and exchange data with other groups, improving their teamwork skills. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21806
      PubDate: 2017-03-06T01:05:43.971679-05:
       
  • VGLS: A virtual geophysical laboratory system based on C# and viustools
           and its application for geophysical education
    • Authors: Shiming Xiang; Lei Chuang Wang
      Abstract: It is not hard to find that the forms of traditional education have limitations. The Virtual Laboratory is to provide a virtual experimental environment to the users via computers in controlling engineering by resorting to the virtual reality technology. It was famous for helping students study the complex process of experiments as well as saving time and cost. Therefore, in the new century, it has become more popular as a means of education. In this paper, we present a virtual geophysical laboratory system (VGLS) based on C#, Viustools, and database technology which can make geophysical education more efficient and effective. Besides, practice has proved that VGLS is a kind of flexible, convenient, and interactive system which can help the users understand and master the laboratory equipment and experimental procedures as well as enhance the efficiency of teaching and learning. In general, it was a practical platform that can be an alternative means of traditional experiments in education which can also meet the requirements of geophysical education. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ; View this article online at wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/cae;
      DOI 10.1002/cae.21801
      PubDate: 2017-02-10T10:00:36.002547-05:
       
  • Issue Information
    • Pages: 331 - 334
      PubDate: 2017-05-12T07:04:09.276905-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21764
       
 
 
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