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Proceedings Frontiers in Education 35th Annual Conference

Date 19-22 Oct. 2005

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  • 35th Annual Frontiers in Education

    Publication Year: 2005
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  • Foreword

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):i - 36
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):37 - 63
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  • [Extended abstracts of conference papers]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):67 - 174
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    Presents abstracts of papers presented at the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):175 - 184
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  • Workshop - Designing Laboratories, Exercises, and Visualization Demos in Signals and Systems Courses using Java-DSP

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): W1A
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    This workshop will expose participants to the utility of the ASU Java-DSP software technology in Signals and Systems courses. The session will be interactive and participants will use and assess an exercise that involves step-by-step online simulations on prepackaged online laboratory exercises that can be disseminated in their junior level signals and systems classes. Assessment forms and pre- an... View full abstract»

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  • Workshop - designing and implementing an evaluation plan for curricular and pedagogical development projects

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):W2A - W21
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    The session is intended to enable engineering faculty members to plan and complete an evaluation of a curricular or pedagogical development project and to enhance their ability to write a convincing evaluation plan in educational development proposals View full abstract»

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  • Workshop - the art and technology of teaching

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):W2B - W21
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    Curriculum planning, teaching delivery, and technology tools can synergistically work together to produce a program that will engage, excite, and retain students. Through use of these techniques plus other factors presented in the workshop, the presenters' program has experienced significant improvement in student retention and student enrollment growth, well above the national norm. The workshop ... View full abstract»

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  • Workshop - rethinking the design of presentation slides

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):W2C - 1
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    This workshop challenges the traditional design of presentation slides. Consisting of a phrase headline supported by a bullet list, the traditional design often appears in classroom and research presentations. In place of the traditional design, this workshop calls for a new design that consists of a succinct sentence headline supported by visual evidence. A pilot study has revealed that students ... View full abstract»

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  • Workshop - effective, efficient teaching

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):W3A - 1
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    Effective, efficient methods for "lecture-style" courses was considered in the first part of the workshop. The wisdom of the participants was tapped to develop ideas for classes. Methods to improve testing and grading were explored. This part was concluded with an interactive question-answer session. The second part of the workshop considers student learning and approaches to tap into the vast unt... View full abstract»

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  • Key note - "what I wish I knew when I was 20"

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T1A - T11
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    The 2005 FIE keynote address will be given by Dr. Tina Seelig, the Executive Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), the entrepreneurship center at Stanford University's School of Engineering. STVP is dedicated to accelerating high-technology entrepreneurship research and education for engineers and scientists worldwide View full abstract»

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  • Special session - communities in practice in engineering education: what are we learning?

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2A - 1
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    Engineering education research crosses multiple disciplines and as such there are no discrete or clear guidelines. Rather, it is evolving through practice - and the community is at a point in time where dialogue and community building are important next steps for advancing engineering education scholarship. The goal of this interactive session is to make visible and shared what we as a community a... View full abstract»

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  • Invited Panel – An Industry Perspective on CSET Graduates in the Era of Globalization

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): T2B
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  • An engineering model of learning

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2C - 1
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    Learning theories that are favored by psychologists and by industry for education of adult learners turn out to be too simplistic for application to engineering education. An integrated learning model that is taking into account recent results from cognitive psychology, from neurophysiology, and from information processing appears not to be available. Therefore, this paper is aimed at designing a ... View full abstract»

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  • Work in Progress - The Kolb Learning Model Applied to an Advanced Energy Systems Laboratory

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): T2C
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    An Advanced Electric Power and Energy Systems Laboratory was offered for the first time at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) during the spring 2005 semester. The pilot course represents an innovative approach to lab instruction. This paper describes the course materials developed to introduce the power flow problem to a group of senior level undergraduate students using the Kolb learning model. The K... View full abstract»

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  • Using the Kolbe A ™ Conative Index to Study the Retention of Computer Science Students

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): T2C
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    Recent studies at California State University, Northridge using the Kolbe Atrade index have shown differences in conative profiles between computer science students near graduation and those just entering the program. Since conation, or a person's inherent talent or natural way of doing things, relates to how a student approaches learning, it may provide clues as to why some students quit the prog... View full abstract»

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  • Preparing students for ABET a-k

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2C - 15
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    The ABET EC2000 guidelines present specific behavioral outcomes for engineering graduates, commonly referred to as "a-k." While some of these criteria are standard in traditional engineering education - engineering problem solving, scientific knowledge - others, such as life-long learning, group effectiveness, and social awareness, are more abstract. To meet these criteria, we must actively promot... View full abstract»

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  • Can Discovery and Intuition Be Taught?

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): T2C
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    A course on teaching engineering provided an opportunity to investigate how to teach through discovery. One of the results was to organize the method into four steps: the teacher discovers, realizes how he or she discovers, guides the student in a similar experience, and uncovers why the student did so poorly. Following this method, the students in the class showed a natural skill in using discove... View full abstract»

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  • The Ballet Model in Engineering Classes - What Works, What Doesn't, and What's New

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): T2C
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    Six different engineering courses were taught using aspects of the classical ballet instruction model in organization, teaching methods, and learning strategies. There was a strong focus on performance. The courses spanned sophomore to senior levels. Some aspects of the ballet model worked well: setting rules for the Sacred Space for learning, the beginning activity ("stretch"), the overall organi... View full abstract»

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  • Who Wants to Be An Ethical Engineer?

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): T2D
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    An innovative lesson plan for teaching engineering ethics has been developed at the University of Nevada, Reno. The students are divided into two teams. Each team is asked to select four candidates. Just then, some famous music plays and "Who Wants to Be an Ethical Engineer?" begins. Modeled after the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?," the selected questions place the students into real s... View full abstract»

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  • Creating ethical awareness in electrical and computer engineering students: a learning module on ethics

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2D - 7
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    The complex interaction between engineering, technology, social needs and values challenges engineering education programs to prepare new professionals to respond to real engineering problems with more than technical skills. The goal of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is to develop a full-scale program of Ethics Across the Engineer... View full abstract»

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  • Work in progress - an investigation into the effect of an institutional honor code policy on academic behavior

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2D - 13
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    Research indicates significant cheating at institutions of higher learning; however, evidence indicates that a well-designed and clearly-communicated campus honor code might have a mitigating effect. This is the impetus behind the implementation of an academic honor code policy at a private university beginning in the fall of 2004. This situation presented a unique opportunity to investigate the p... View full abstract»

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  • Work in Progress - Establishing a Foundation For Engineering Ethics

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): T2D
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    Ethics can be taught from different perspectives. In a public institution the instructor appeals to behaviors that promote the common good. In a private institution engineering ethics can be rooted in the values shared by the supporting community. In this paper the foundation of engineering ethics is explored to show a logical connection between these two perspectives and to formulate correspondin... View full abstract»

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  • Student Ethics in Online Courses

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2D-17 - T2D-19
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    The Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS) program in the Department of Manufacturing Engineering Technologies and Supervision (METS) at Purdue University Calumet has offered asynchronous online instruction since 1998. Courses are offered for the MET major as well as for OLS certificates and degrees. Since 1998 instructors in the program have experienced instances of confirmed and suspect... View full abstract»

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  • Work in progress - evaluating the decision making process that individuals and teams of engineering students employ when solving ethical dilemmas

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2D - 20
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    Little empirical research has been focused on team based ethical decision making specific to engineering. With ABET's criterion 3-f, engineering educators must now have a sound understanding of students' knowledge about and approaches to solving ethical dilemmas. The research objectives of this funded research are: to investigate how groups of engineering students differ than individual engineerin... View full abstract»

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