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Proceedings Frontiers in Education 1997 27th Annual Conference. Teaching and Learning in an Era of Change

5-8 Nov. 1997

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  • Proceedings Frontiers in Education 1997 27th Annual Conference. Teaching and Learning in an Era of Change

    Publication Year: 1997
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):xxviii - xxxvi
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  • History in the computing curriculum

    Publication Year: 1997
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    Summary form only given. Instructors often ignore or diminish the inclusion of history in computing when teaching courses. This is unfortunate, because students and teachers can learn much from the history of computing. In this paper, the authors present several models that instructors can use to place history as a curriculum component. They share their findings and provide handout summaries for c... View full abstract»

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  • Mentored Teaching Assistants

    Publication Year: 1997
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    Summary form only given. The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University has developed an innovative program that enables selected graduate students to gain experience in all aspects of preparing and teaching a college-level course. Specially designated Mentored Teaching Assistants (MTAs) perform all the usual TA activities while developing other aspects of their assigned course in c... View full abstract»

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  • Panel Discussion: Computer Science Accreditation - Past, Present and Future

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 1231
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  • Does the campus have a future: looking backwards

    Publication Year: 1997
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    Summary form only given as follows. With the growth of networking, an institution's academic life already extends far beyond its physical campus. That's true even for the academic lives of "resident" students and faculty. Several pressures force institutions to support academic work even when "resident" faculty and students are off-campus, and even when tools and resources are off-campus. So insti... View full abstract»

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  • Deans Session: Resource, Priorities, Decisions and the Delivery of Engineering Education

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 1233
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    Summary form only given, as follows. Engineering Deans will provide an insight to various methodologies and factors affecting the decision making process in institutions representative of a national crosssection. The views and policies of those who manage and lead engineering education will address the priority assignments and expenditure planning of resources in view of their impact on the prepar... View full abstract»

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  • Education experiments in thermodynamics

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    Summary form only given. Over the last five years, a series of education experiments were performed in introductory thermodynamics classes for sophomore and junior engineer students at Penn State University, USA. The class sizes ranged from 12 to 70, and students enrolled in the classes were from mechanical, aerospace, nuclear and civil engineering departments. In most cases, these experiments wer... View full abstract»

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  • Results from a verbal protocol study of the design process

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    Summary form only given. The long-term goal of this research is to develop recommendations for teaching the design process to engineering students. The number of schools that include integration, synthesis and design skills as a part of the undergraduate engineering curriculum continues to increase. However, with the advent of these changes, there has not been a careful analysis of how students le... View full abstract»

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  • A model for International Industry-Academia collaboration

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    Summary form only given as follows. In 1993, Milwaukee School of Engineering developed, at the request of Rockwell Automation, a four week program for engineering students of Czech Technical University (Prague, Czech Republic) to study in the United States. The targeted students were electrical engineering students with a specialization in automatic control, or computer automated manufacturing who... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching ethics of care as part of engineering

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    Summary form only given as follows. Engineering ethics courses have begun to find a place in many schools. Good textbooks and other material are available for teaching these courses. Most of these present a set of principles as a basis for engineering ethics and a number of examples and cases to have students think through ethical dilemmas. The predominant principles used as a basis for discussing... View full abstract»

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  • Carnegie Mellon's 'Engineering Education Scholars Workshop' Program: Merits, Flaws and Short-term Impacts

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 1327
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    Summary form only given. The first two of Carnegie Mellon University's annual NSF Engineering Education Scholars Workshops were held July 21-26, 1996, and July 13-18, 1997. The purpose of the week-long workshops was to provide new and future engineering faculty with information and skills that would enable them to more effectively assume the responsibilities of an academic career. The workshop inc... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of the NSF engineering education scholars workshop on one new faculty member

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 1328
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  • Interactive computer-based exercises for engineering statics and mechanics of materials

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    Summary form only given. The ability to solve new problems is one of the most important skills to be learned in engineering courses. Successfully solving a wide range of engineering problems requires systematic thought processes and a physically-based, intuitive appreciation for principles which allows for them to be flexibly applied. While lectures are an opportunity for the instructor to explain... View full abstract»

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  • Task specific programming languages as a first programming language

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1359 - 1360 vol.3
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    Summary form only given. This research investigates whether there is a difference in the acquisition of programming skills and knowledge as a function of a student's first language. Our research is concerned with the comparison of task specific languages and general programming languages. In many engineering programs students are first exposed to the principles of computational solutions to proble... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating research into the core curriculum. A case study

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    Summary form only given. This presentation describes an approach to providing undergraduates with a "real-world" research experience within the context of a core computer science course. As a required course, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) is typically taught in the junior/senior year, and normally covers fundamental topics in AI as well as Lisp programming. The author wanted to give... View full abstract»

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  • Pedagogy versus reality: how past experiences can be an effective modeling tool to successfully deploy curricula changes

    Publication Year: 1997
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    Summary form only as given. The National Science Foundation has sponsored a number of Engineering Education Coalitions to help develop innovative and progressive methods for delivering the undergraduate engineering curricula of the 21st Century. However, if past performance is any indication of future success, adoption of this common courseware by noncoalition institutions will be met with limited... View full abstract»

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  • Initial results teaching and learning in the Integrated Teaching and Learning Lab (ITLL)

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    Summary form only given. The University of Colorado's College of Engineering and Applied Science (USA) is in the fifth year of a College-wide program that models the real world of engineering where skills in communication, teamwork and leadership, as well as the ability and self confidence to define and solve open ended problems, are demanded. This paper describes how a team of faculty and student... View full abstract»

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  • Exploring the Educational Frontiers

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 1437
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    Summary form only given, as follows. In this interactive session, the participants and presenters will identify and analyze the frontiers, the new issues, that engineering educators should explore in the near future. We will assume the state of the art in engineering education, including concepts such as cooperative leaming, teamwork, communication skills, and authentic design, and move on from th... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of a first-year integrated engineering curriculum

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    Summary form only given. Since fall 1995, the First-Year Integrated Engineering Curriculum (FYIEC) has been offered at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA. The authors describe this curriculum which is the result of the efforts by the Foundation Coalition, an NSF funded engineering coalition, to produce an enduring foundation for student development and life-long learning. View full abstract»

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  • Development of a sophomore year engineering program at Texas A&M University

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    Summary form only given as followsTexas A&M University is a member of the Foundation Coalition. This program, funded by the National Science Foundation, has been working on the educational reform at Texas A&M and the other schools for four years. The Sophomore Team at Texas A&M University began working on the development of a series of engineering science courses in late fall of 1994. The first co... View full abstract»

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  • Computer science and engineering at minority institutions of excellence

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 1495
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  • Science and technology in the workplace a decade of experimentation with post-calculus H.S. Math

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    Summary form only given. Professional engineering societies have a long history of bridging the critical seam between workplace need and student classroom content. Four decades ago, all societies participated in a successful move to introduce calculus into secondary school curricula, responding to challenges and threats of the Cold War. Today's workplace has since evolved beyond analog-continuous ... View full abstract»

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  • An interdisciplinary laboratory for teaching manufacturing and artificial intelligence

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    Summary form only given. Global competition has played a major role in the awakening of American industry to the need to improve the understanding and control of their manufacturing processes. The manufacturing arena has traditionally been the domain of engineers. However, many manufacturing problems are ill-defined with solutions that are not adequate for today's manufacturing environment. One pr... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting collaborative, problem-based learning through information system technology

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1252 - 1256 vol.3
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    This paper describes a suite of flexible software tools (CoMMIT-Collaborative Multi-Media Instructional Toolkit) that provides computer support for a variety of educational models including cooperative, distance, and problem-based learning. Students using CoMMIT have worked both synchronously and asynchronously in a variety of domains. The CoMMIT system provides a comprehensive, collaborative lear... View full abstract»

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