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3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
AAPG Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
AASRI Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Abstract and Applied Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aceh International Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Acta Polytechnica : Journal of Advanced Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Scientiarum. Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Active and Passive Electronic Components     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Adaptive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Mühendislik Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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Advanced Science Focus     Free   (Followers: 3)
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Advances in Fuzzy Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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Advances in OptoElectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Physics Theories and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
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Advances in Remote Sensing     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
Advances in Science and Research (ASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AIChE Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Ain Shams Engineering Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Akademik Platform Mühendislik ve Fen Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Alexandria Engineering Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AMB Express     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Engineering Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Environmental Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Analele Universitatii Ovidius Constanta - Seria Chimie     Open Access  
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Pure and Applied Logic     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Applicable Analysis: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Applied Catalysis A: General     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Applied Clay Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Applied Nanoscience     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Applied Network Science     Open Access  
Applied Numerical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied Physics Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Foundry Engineering     Open Access  
Archives of Thermodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment     Open Access  
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
ASEE Prism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asian Engineering Review     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Applied Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Asian Journal of Control     Hybrid Journal  
Asian Journal of Current Engineering & Maths     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Technology Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Assembly Automation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
at - Automatisierungstechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
ATZagenda     Hybrid Journal  
ATZextra worldwide     Hybrid Journal  
Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Avances en Ciencias e Ingeniería     Open Access  
Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research     Open Access  
Basin Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Batteries     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bautechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bell Labs Technical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
BER : Manufacturing Survey : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Motor Trade Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BER : Retail Sector Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Retail Survey : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Manufacturing : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Retail : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bharatiya Vaigyanik evam Audyogik Anusandhan Patrika (BVAAP)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biofuels Engineering     Open Access  
Biointerphases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biomaterials Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Biomedical Engineering Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Biomedical Engineering: Applications, Basis and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biomedical Microdevices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Biomedical Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Biomedizinische Technik - Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Biomicrofluidics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
BioNanoMaterials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Biotechnology Progress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Boletin Cientifico Tecnico INIMET     Open Access  
Botswana Journal of Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Boundary Value Problems     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory     Hybrid Journal  
Cahiers, Droit, Sciences et Technologies     Open Access  
Calphad     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Geotechnical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Case Studies in Thermal Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catalysis Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Catalysis Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Catalysis Reviews: Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Catalysis Science and Technology     Free   (Followers: 6)
Catalysis Surveys from Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Catalysis Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CEAS Space Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Central European Journal of Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CFD Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Chaos : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Journal of Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Journal of Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Science Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia e Ingenieria Neogranadina     Open Access  
Ciencia en su PC     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Cientifica     Open Access  
CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
City, Culture and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Clay Minerals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Clean Air Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Coal Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Coastal Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Coastal Engineering Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Coatings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cogent Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Color Research & Application     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
COMBINATORICA     Hybrid Journal  
Combustion Theory and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Communications Engineer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Composite Interfaces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Composite Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 256)
Composites Part A : Applied Science and Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 179)
Composites Part B : Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 227)
Composites Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 197)
Comptes Rendus Mécanique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Computational Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Computational Optimization and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Computer Applications in Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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Computers & Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
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Computers and Electronics in Agriculture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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Computing and Visualization in Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Computing in Science & Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Conciencia Tecnologica     Open Access  
Concurrent Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Control and Dynamic Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Control Engineering Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Control Theory and Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Corrosion Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
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Journal Cover Computer Applications in Engineering Education
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   ISSN (Print) 1061-3773 - ISSN (Online) 1099-0542
   Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1584 journals]
  • Peer learning efficacy analysis on undergraduate software design course
    • Authors: Po-Hsun Cheng; Li-Wei Chen
      Abstract: Knowledge sharing and peer learning are important characteristics for learning similar engineering topics, especially suitable for the learning in college. Software design is an advanced required course for software engineering departments. However, most students might have no enough incentives to learn it by themselves. To distinguish the performance of the peer learning, we adopted the peer learning in software design course to analyze the possibility of adoption. Our selected course was a junior major and held on the second semester. Its regulations are declared twice before the due date of the course selection. Students can group their peer learning team by at most three ones, so they can choose as individual learning. Both review and summary quizzes were held at the first and the last 15-min in the Moodle every week, respectively. There were 34 students attending this experiment with four 3-student groups, five 2-student groups, and 12 singles. A web-based tool was designed to illustrate the peer learning performance and students can browse their own score analysis anywhere. Inside the experimental weeks, we found most students attend the course on time. Though the effect of the adopted approach (may be due to too few samples) is not clear, we found evidence from the descriptive statistics and detailed analyses of the experiment results. The peer learning by grouping could have large chance to be better than individual study. It encourages us to adopt the same educational practice to our software design course, even other software related courses.
      PubDate: 2017-07-18T06:20:40.038446-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21856
  • Accessible platforms for e-learning: A case study
    • Authors: Concha Batanero; Luis Fernández-Sanz, Antti K. Piironen, Jaana Holvikivi, Jose Ramón Hilera, Salvador Otón, Jaime Alonso
      Abstract: This paper presents a technical solution to improve accessibility in e-learning platforms. The guidelines for the solution were concluded from the analysis of literature with the goal of achieving scalable, reusable, and easily manageable platforms. The method has been tested through a case study conducted on Moodle where a sample of the target population experimented it through several Engineering Education courses resulting in a high degree of perceived usefulness. We also found out that deaf students encountered less problems accessing the information than blind students due to different reasons.
      PubDate: 2017-07-18T00:01:31.231828-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21852
  • AR-based value-added visualization of infographic for enhancing learning
    • Authors: Maryam Tayefeh Mahmoudi; Sara Mojtahedi, Sepideh Shams
      Abstract: Augmented reality-based infographic is an edutainment media that can play a significant role in transferring complicated issues for learning purposes. It has the potential to draw participant's attention to visualize various kinds of information including text, image, animation, 3D objects, etc. on infographic using smatphones and tablets. This paper discusses the effect of AR-based infographic on improving learning performance via T-Paired test and in the meantime the correlation between participants’ learning style based on Felder–Silverman model with their quadratic Bloom-based knowledge. Experimental results confirm the usability of AR-based infographic in improving learning performance and its impact on visual type participants no matter which kinds of knowledge they are equipped with.
      PubDate: 2017-07-12T09:35:33.745389-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21853
  • Data-enabled cognitive modeling: Validating student engineers’ fuzzy
           design-based decision-making in a virtual design problem
    • Authors: Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens; Naomi C. Chesler, Jeffrey T. Linderoth, David Williamson Shaffer
      Abstract: The ability of future engineering professionals to solve complex real-world problems depends on their design education and training. Because engineers engage with open-ended problems in which there are unknown parameters and multiple competing objectives, they engage in fuzzy decision-making, a method of making decisions that takes into account inherent imprecisions and uncertainties in the real world. In the design-based decision-making field, few studies have applied fuzzy decision-making models to actual decision-making process data. Thus, in this study, we use datasets on student decision-making processes to validate approximate fuzzy models of student decision-making, which we call data-enabled cognitive modeling. The results of this study (1) show that simulated design problems provide rich datasets that enable analysis of student design decision-making and (2) validate models of student design cognition that can inform future design curricula and help educators understand how students think about design problems.
      PubDate: 2017-06-30T00:00:35.446129-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21851
  • Smart computing based student performance evaluation framework for
           engineering education
    • Authors: Prabal Verma; Sandeep K. Sood, Sheetal Kalra
      Abstract: Internet of Things (IoT) technology has changed the educational landscape by allowing educators and administrators to turn data into actionable insight. Education organization begin to leverage solutions like cloud computing and radio frequency identification (RFID) across an IoT platform. Relative to this context, this paper proposes a five layer framework to facilitate automated student performance evaluation in engineering institutions based on smart computing concept. Student daily activity datasets are formed based on sensing capabilities of IoT nodes. Smart computing integrates hardware, software, and network technologies that provides systems with real-time situation awareness and automated analysis. The engineering student performance per session is calculated by combining the results from sensory nodes based education data mining algorithms and student academic datasets. Moreover, based on student sessional performance score, decisions are taken by management authority to increase the reputation score of the engineering institution. The experiment comprises two sections. In first section, RFID based experimental setup is defined with objects interaction patterns. In second section, student performance score generated using proposed system is compared with manual system. The results depict that by introducing IoT in engineering education, more effective decisions can be taken to improve student learning experiences and over-all growth of the institution.
      PubDate: 2017-06-27T23:40:38.503491-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21849
  • A web-based design and assessment tool for educational wireless networking
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Issue Information
    • Pages: 551 - 553
      PubDate: 2017-07-13T04:42:58.697165-05:
      DOI: 10.1002/cae.21765
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