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Promotion and Innovation with New Technologies in Engineering Education (FINTDI), 2011

Date 5-6 May 2011

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  • Lessons learnt in using the TICs to improve teaching on Digital Systems Fundamentals

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    The new scenario envisioned by the European Higher EducationArea (EHEA) seeks to enhance student participation in class, and to develop a proactive attitude towards their education. One priority aim of the Technical University of Valencia is to foster this attitude introducing a continuous assessment process. In this article, the lessons learnt in using the new Information and Communication Technologies (TICs) for teaching Digital Systems Fundamentals (GII-FCO) are presented. These technologies have been a key element in addressing this new approach, helping faculty in the assessment process. View full abstract»

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  • Making attractive business administration education in engineering

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    This document provides some ideas and guidelines to follow for the students of industrial engineering electronics that demostrate interest in the subject of business administration and production organization. View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of the impact of a mentoring program in the computer science degrees at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia - Impact of the PATU program at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieria Informatica of the UPV

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    In this work we show the impact of a mentoring program for freshmen set for the degrees taught at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenierlia Informatica of the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. We analyze the variables that influence the student participation in the program, and we evaluate the impact that following up it has for an improvement of the academic performance of the students. View full abstract»

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  • Automatic test assessment web platform

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    The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is an on-line University. The UOC offers student-centered learning. Therefore, the UOC supports continuous evaluation throughthe courses. Thanks to the continuous exercises, students receive feedback about their progress during the semester. However, the UOC has a high number of students. The correction of the exercises is manual, thus teachers have to dedicate too much time to correct them. In this scenario, the UOC proposes an automatic evaluation tool that allows the student to evaluate himself anytime and receive instant feedback. This tool is a web-based platform and it intends to provide with flexibility both to students, by allowing to test their skills at any given moment, and teachers, by reducing the workload of their correction and feedback tasks. It has to be noticed that this tool has been designed for engineering subjects. Therefore, this tool is prepared to work with math symbols and formulas. The automatic test assessment is based on latent semantic indexing techniques. View full abstract»

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  • Usage testing of game based learning in computer programming courses

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    This paper describes the operation of a learning tool using the Game Based Learning (GBL) methodology. The developed tool, called e-Liza, operates as an activity from the e-learning platform Moodle. E-Liza allows us to pose question-response contests within individual or group games. This tool has been tested in several courses about programming languages undertaken in the Telecommunication Engineering Technical School, University of Valladolid, in the school year 2009-2010. In all the experiments performed, e-Liza has been well-accepted. The percentages of students passing the course who have used e-Liza application exceed the 80%. An important feature of the application is that it allows gathering a great number of statistical data from each student for each topic, showing a wide variety of graphs which can be used by the professor to evaluate the knowledge acquired by the students in any moment, and so, checking the extent of meeting the course objectives. View full abstract»

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  • Using blogs in teaching postgraduate courses

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    In this paper we present the experience of using blogs in teaching postgraduate courses. For this, we previously describe good practices and principles that must be satisfied in order to determine whether the use of blogs allows achieving the main objective of teaching-learning process: the acquisition of skills by students. Finally, we show an example. View full abstract»

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  • Implementation of online prelab activities in introductory organic chemistry

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    Over the last decades, the role of laboratory work in chemistry learning has shown a significant change. It is giving up its function as theoretical knowledge testing or simple experimental skills acquisition, to be integrated in methodologically coherent learning sequences. Taking into account the specificity of laboratory work concerning infrastructural and organizational issues, to achieve this goal requires the structuring activities introduction, such as the prelab tasks. These have turned out as very useful tools, whose communication new technologies. The aim of this paper is to show the process of implementation of a prelab activity model consisting of an audiovisual learning object which is linked to a multiple choice online test in an introductory organic chemistry course. The students' assessment has been clearly satisfactory, despite the work overload that it requires. Likewise, some results from this research show that the proposed prelab model may promote students' autonomy development and improve conceptual understanding, against the traditional "talk and chalk" way to laboratory work introduction. View full abstract»

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  • Design and implementation of a training tool simulator as an educational resource in Digital Systems Fundamentals

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    In introductory courses on Digital System Fundamentals, it seems difficult to deal with all the circuits presented in the classroom, from a practical perspective. In order to reinforce the learning outcomes of the course and, based on the commercial trainer tool DET 2020, this paper describes the design and implementation of a simulation tool that resembles the commercial training tool, and its use as educational resource in a first-year course in Computer Engineering. We present the educational possibilities of this powerful tool, both from the student and the instructor perspective, and we discuss the results of the students' assessment about the simulator. View full abstract»

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  • Remote laboratories for electrical & electronic subjects in new engineering grades

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    This paper discusses a new technology for making electric and electronic circuit experiments remotely. Virtual Instrument System in Reality (VISIR) has been implemented at the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED) for new engineering grade's distance laboratories. It gives a brief update of the project and its implementation, on the other hand, discusses its role at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UNED. View full abstract»

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  • Collaborative learning and videoconferences - Practical application in engineering studies

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    In this paper we present some experiences of working in collaborative environments in engineering studies. We also show the combined potential of those environments when involving the use of videoconferencing as a quality element in learning and as a simulation of professional work environments. The shown experiences have been applied in studies of Industrial Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering at Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering School of Terrassa (ETSEIAT). View full abstract»

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  • Non presential supporting plan for learners who have failed a subject

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    In this paper it is presented a supporting plan for learners who do not have the possibility of develop a subject in presential format. Instructional design tries to provide the basis for improving the learner's achievement. The proposal is compatible with European Space of Superior Education (EEES) applied to engineering learning programs. View full abstract»

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  • Teaching electromagnetic subject in electrical engineering degree at University of Granada (Spain)

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    In this work we present the educational innovations employed in adpating the subject "Wave Transmission" of the new Electrical Engineering Degree, which starts in September 2011 as an exigence from the knowledge society and the EU common policy for higher education. These innovations are based on a blended learning model which comprises both master classes and educational methods based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), by using the computational package Mathematica® and the Course Management System Moodle. The learning process is based on problem resolution and by following a text book. It is worth noting that the main subject syllabus has changed with the new plan, and that it is now structured in levels. View full abstract»

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  • Cooperative learning in computer programming courses

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    This paper presents a teaching method in use in the computer programming courses undertaken at the Telecommunication Engineering Technical School from the University of Valladolid. This method is based in the use of the cooperative learning. In particular, an adaptation of the jigsaw approach is proposed, including tournaments for verifying the learning process together with the parallel development of traditional programming practices, and a peer-reviewing process. Hence, in spite of the learning method being basically cooperative, both competitive inter-grouping and individual learning is used. View full abstract»

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  • MathemaTICs with ICT

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    In this paper we present some Learning Objects and Learning Modules that we have developed within the subjects of mathematics in the degree of architecture at the Universitat Politecnica de Valeincia and we present some results about our experience in introducing this type of digital material in the teaching-learning process of this discipline. View full abstract»

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  • A web-based tool for a Power Electronics course

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    This paper presents a computer-aided educational package for the study of Power Electronics. This work is framed within the guidelines established by the European Higher Education Area, which promotes the active role of the students. The software includes: a dynamic and interactive tool for simulating steady-state ideal power electronics converters, multimedia resources as video animations of operation of power electronics circuits and self-evaluation test automatically corrected and graded by the software. The software provided highly favorable results when compared with students who did not use it. View full abstract»

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  • Fingerprint verification system in tests in moodle

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    This research describes the method of combining traditional authentication (password and username) with biometric technology, specifically fingerprint authentication. This authentication model is applied in distance education where courses are developed in learning management systems. It introduces the features of distance education as well as the biometric sensor operation. It describes the changes that are necessary to introduce in the learning management system in order to use the fingerprint as a data in the process of authentication. Finally, we performed tests of assessment the new authentication system in lab sessions at the college. View full abstract»

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  • Cuadrics surfaces in the city of Valencia: DPGraph modeling

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    In this paper we present an experience we conducted at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Valencia. Our aim was double: 1) To promote the rapprochement between mathematics and architecture; and 2) To test the incorporation of DPGraph software as a teaching tool. The results were highly satisfactory in both directions, which led us to the conclusion of the use of DPGraph as a tool in computing practices of the mathematics subjects at the new degree in Architecture. View full abstract»

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  • Educational activities and results obtained from a University-Industry collaborative framework experience

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    Collaboration between Industry and University is becoming more important in order to improve the competitiveness of the research and development activities. Moreover, establishing synergies to bridge the gap between the academic and industrial spheres has demonstrated to be advantageous for both of them. Nowadays, Industry is moving towards an open innovation structure, in which external agents as universities play a key role. Besides, University is also seeking a more active learning methodology to improve the education of students for the real world. Considering this framework, a special effort should be done to take advantage of the collaborative work between Industry and University. The aim of this paper is to present the collaborative framework and the benefits obtained of the educational activities as a consequence of the long-term collaboration established between the University of Zaragoza and the Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group. The key stones of the collaboration are presented, and the positive outcomes for the students are highlighted. The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the proposed program are also discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Development of an integrated virtual-remote lab for teaching induction motor starting methods

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    This paper presents the development of a integrated virtual/remote lab for teaching induction motor starting methods used in the Civil Engineering School at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. View full abstract»

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  • A review of teaching power system harmonics

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    One of the main aspects of power quality is harmonic related problems in power systems. A proper learning of harmonics is essential for power engineers to deal with these problems. This paper reviews the efforts made in teaching power system harmonics in undergraduate and graduate levels. Hardware and software tools have been developed in order to improve the teaching/learning process. General aspects of these tools are presented, as well as their educational methodologies. Conclusions, improvement ideas and future work lines are also launched. View full abstract»

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  • New collaboration tools applied to design teaching

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    Collaborative design is identified within a technological strategy whereby tools and services over the internet permit designers to work in collaboration in order to develop and manage all the operations involved in the development process and life cycle of products. At a university level, teaching the use of collaboration tools has on the one hand centered on informing about the potential of the network for sharing and managing information about students in design projects that are becoming increasingly more multi-disciplinary and on the other hand applying technology to the internal philosophy in the exchange of geometrical information and Computer Aided Design programme data. The need to define and improve knowledge about development stages in industrial products will permit assessing the use of more optimum collaboration tools and applications in each design process generically and to further knowledge about the possibilities these tools have in the scope of promotion and communication with end users. View full abstract»

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