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Frontiers in Education Conference, 1994. Twenty-fourth Annual Conference. Proceedings

2-6 Nov. 1994

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  • Proceedings of 1994 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference - FIE '94

    Publication Year: 1994
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  • Reducing The Agony: Strategies For Grading Writing In Engineering And Technology Courses - A Panel Of Four Papers

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s): 714
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  • Implementation issues using the SIMPLE learning environment

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):267 - 270
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    Authoring any engineering learning environment can be a daunting task. Once the learning environment is created, there still remains a formidable task of delivering the material to the students. It is one thing to demonstrate a learning environment on a single computer and quite another to deliver it to 300 students using a computer laboratory. Here, the author describes the SIMPLE approach using ... View full abstract»

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  • Closing the gap between teaching and learning: formative evaluation in a freshman design course

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):739 - 743
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    The primary goal of the NSF-funded Engineering Coalition of Schools for Excellence and Educational Leadership (ECSEL) is to integrate design throughout the engineering curriculum. Freshman courses are a key component of the ECSEL effort, because the freshman year is the time when a student forms his or her strongest perceptions of the college environment and disciplines. The freshman design sequen... View full abstract»

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  • Using reflective writing to promote metacognition [engineering education]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):736 - 737
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    Meta-analysis, metalanguage, metalevel, metamessage, metacognition are part of the recent proliferation of “meta” words in education which is daunting to many engineering educators. This paper addresses “metacognition”, a difficult word to define in precise, concise language without resorting to other educational jargon. Here, the author defines metacognition through exampl... View full abstract»

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  • Experiences in the integration of design across the mechanical engineering curriculum

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):464 - 468
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    The Faculty of the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University have effected a major change in the Purdue Mechanical Engineering program by integrating design throughout the curriculum. In doing so, a significant level of faculty interaction has been achieved as well. The goals of the curriculum revision are: (1) to improve student skills in how to solve open-ended design problems, (2) t... View full abstract»

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  • MIT EECS Master of Engineering: a status report

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):228 - 232
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    The MIT EECS Master of Engineering is a five-year program in electrical engineering and computer science, leading to the simultaneous award of bachelor's and master's degrees. The authors describe the new program from three different points of view. First, they authors describe the structure selected. Next they discuss the content of the curriculum. Finally, they report how the resources needed fo... View full abstract»

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  • Experience using the VideoJockey system for instructional multimedia delivery

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):262 - 266
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    This paper describes the authors' experiences using a testbed instructional multimedia delivery system in an experimental offering of a “mainstream” computer engineering course. The experimental course format was designed to investigate how the use of technology-based instructional delivery impacts student performance and perceptions. Data from an exit survey, course and instructor eva... View full abstract»

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  • Using annotated outlines to enhance learning [engineering education]

    Publication Year: 1994
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    This presentation focuses on the use of the annotated outline wherein outlines are annotated (augmented) with different kinds of significant information, turning the ordinary engineering course outline into a mini-learning-guide. This extra information plays a wider role than the typical notes handed out by instructors. In addition to information that clears up ambiguous or complicated material in... View full abstract»

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  • The development of a computer aided instruction in electromagnetic wave propagation

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):524 - 527
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    This paper describes the development of a computer software package to be used for undergraduate computer based instruction in electromagnetic wave propagation, and to introduce its application in communication link calculations. The package contains four parts. Part I introduces some of the basic concepts in electromagnetic wave propagation. Part II discusses line-of-sight space wave propagation ... View full abstract»

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  • Distance education from the faculty perspective

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):583 - 585
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    The purpose of this paper is to describe the experiences of two faculty members while teaching an electrical engineering course to students at remote sites. The subject matter for this course was obtained by extracting sections of two graduate level courses offered at Kansas State University, USA. Broadly stated, the course content would be described as covering the topics of fuzzy logic and artif... View full abstract»

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  • Undergraduate electrical engineering via tutored video instruction

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):460 - 463
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    Seattle Pacific University (SPU) in partnership with the Boeing Company began a pilot program to offer a BS degree in electrical engineering by presenting tutored video instruction (TVI) courses at company sites. SPU presented three lower division undergraduate electrical engineering courses via TVI during the academic year, 1993-94. The University motivation was to provide full time Boeing worker... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering course management from a feedback perspective

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):225 - 227
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    Course management based on feedback system design principles to enhance student learning experiences is described in this paper. Structure, emphasis, projection, and review are interrelated in feedforward parallel, and feedback exercises. This management strategy for the design of courses has been tested and fine-tuned during several terms in undergraduate courses on circuits, control systems, and... View full abstract»

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  • Inexpensive technology lab exercises for grades 6-9

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):218 - 222
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    The need for technology education in primary and secondary schools is well documented. What is needed is a way to infuse the excitement of technology and engineering into the middle and high school curriculum. This must be done at a low cost, since most school districts work with limited funding. One vehicle for introducing technology and engineering will be the Stiquito and Stiquito II robots. St... View full abstract»

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  • Red light, green light: one teacher's variant on an old favorite [engineering education]

    Publication Year: 1994
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    The author discusses a method of controlling the course delivery speed to engineering students. On the first day of class, the teacher hands out two pieces of paper-one red and one green. He then explains to the class that the red stands for STOP and the green for GO. The students are told that at any time during the term if they feel like the teacher is going too slowly they should simply wave a ... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of CAI emphasizing visual feedback on industrial distribution students at Texas A&M

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):521 - 523
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    The authors have developed prototype modules of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) for electronic devices and automation systems emphasizing visual feedback. The visual feedback is established and maintained through animations and visual simulations depicting the essence of each concept. Visual simulations are pre-selected, fixed-path animations selected by parameters interactively set by the stu... View full abstract»

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  • The future of random-seeded crystal learning in computer-aided instruction

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):579 - 582
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    The US economy is undergoing a period of rapid change. A second industrial revolution is in process. The key to economic survival in these increasingly dynamic times is an educated workforce. The importance of mass education does not eclipse the need for customized education. Artificial intelligence technologies can drive multimedia systems, which can provide an unprecedented level of individual a... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided engineering economics and cost estimating

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):674 - 678
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    The NSF-funded project entitled “The Integration of Economics with Design in the Engineering Science Component of the Undergraduate Curriculum” intends to demonstrate how the design activity when fully integrated with economic principles can be effectively utilized to teach engineering science. An integrated core of engineering science courses featuring enhanced design and economics co... View full abstract»

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  • Nonconventional assessment-problems and experiences [education]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):22 - 25
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    Education relies on monitoring of a student's progress and a current assessment is often used as a stimulus to encourage systematic study It is particularly helpful for students of a lower division undergraduate level. In an effort to diversify the program in a large group of computer science students, a slightly differing approach has been attempted in its subgroups. This paper presents an experi... View full abstract»

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  • PSpice and MATLAB in undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering courses

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):456 - 459
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    Popular educational software packages such as PSpice and MATLAB are rapidly becoming an essential part of many undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering courses. This paper presents experience at the Delaware County Campus of the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, with the incorporation of these packages into undergraduate and graduate level cours... View full abstract»

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  • Fiber optic experiments for electrical/optical engineering technology laboratories

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):123 - 127
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    Besides being the premier telecommunications medium, optical fibers now are finding increasing applications in feedback and control systems, discrete, integrated and distributed sensor networks, medical, industrial, illumination, and imaging applications. The increasing diversity of fiber applications suggests that conventional communications courses in fiber optics require augmentation so that st... View full abstract»

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  • Using draft reviews to improve writing and thinking in engineering classes

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):717 - 720
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    Although faculty-student conferencing on papers and reports is common practice in composition classes, many engineering faculty are reluctant to try it. This paper describes the draft review conferencing process developed in the chemical engineering unit operations field session at the Colorado School of Mines. Since draft reviews were introduced, engineering faculty report improvement in students... View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to engineering concepts for middle, junior high, and high school teachers

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):250 - 252
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    The future of any country lies in its ability to use its resources to build a technological resource base. One of these critical resources are the youth still in secondary schools who need encouragement and practical examples to help them learn about and want to choose careers in engineering and technology. Hence, the objective is to introduce engineering and technology to Arkansas middle, junior ... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating advanced technologies into an undergraduate curriculum

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):274 - 278
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    This paper describes the authors' experiences at the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point integrating advanced technologies into undergraduate engineering courses. They describe some of the advantages and disadvantages of using an advanced technology classroom laboratory (ATCL) and how it may apply at other universities. This laboratory combines several emerging technology tools so ... View full abstract»

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  • Technology literacy through Japan lower division engineering education

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):257 - 261
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    The level of general education in Japan, on average, is high. It is education which stresses the acquisition of knowledge. It places less emphasis on the development of potential abilities. Here, the author reports on the curriculum architecture and technology literacy, as well as the factors for the future of teaching of lower division engineering education in Japan View full abstract»

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