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2015 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE)

10-12 Dec. 2015

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  • Work in progress: An initial review in programming tutoring tools

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    This paper describes preliminary results of a research related to Programming Tutoring Tools (PPTs). The study focuses on three research questions: What are the levels of programming involved?, What type of approach was used? and What type of students characteristics were used?. It applies systematic literature review (SLR) to 21 research papers derived from a number of digital databases published... View full abstract»

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  • School perceptions of coding education in K-12: A large scale quantitative study to inform innovative practices

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):5 - 10
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    Teaching students how to code in K-12 classrooms is considered as one of the major keys to promoting engineering education in the future, which can potentially enhance the competency and computational skills of students to adhere better learning outcomes in higher education. The success of promoting coding education or integrating it into school curriculum depends on the perceptions of teachers an... View full abstract»

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  • Lessons from a failed flipped classroom: The hacked computer science teacher

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):11 - 15
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    Teaching in higher education can be rewarding, but also stressful. Different teaching approaches and paradigms may mean that teachers are constantly trying to improve the learning experience for their students - a good thing; but perhaps are not succeeding - a bad thing. This paper is essentially a story centring around a teaching experience I had over the course of a single semester. Motivated by... View full abstract»

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  • Collaboration leads to success: A study of the effects of using pair-programming teaching technique on student performance in a Middle Eastern society

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    In pair-programming, two developers share a computer to work together on developing one piece of code. To test Pair-programming effects on student performance in a Middle Eastern society where some interaction restrictions are found, we devised an experiment that was carried out over an entire academic year consists of two semesters. The experiment targeted two sections per semester of an advanced... View full abstract»

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  • Towards practical programming exercises and automated assessment in Massive Open Online Courses

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):23 - 30
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    In recent years, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have become a phenomenon presenting the prospect of free high class education to everybody. They bear a tremendous potential for teaching programming to a large and diverse audience. The typical MOOC components, such as video lectures, reading material, and easily assessable quizzes, however, are not sufficient for proper programming education. ... View full abstract»

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  • Use of LEDs as a light receiving component and their application to demonstration experiments for educational purposes

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    Light emitting diodes (LEDs) can be used as a light receiving component which is less likely to be saturated than photodiodes. The author has actually employed LEDs for the purpose of receiving optical signals in demonstration experiment sets of optical communication for educational purposes targeting elementary school to high school students. By using LEDs both for a light emitting component and ... View full abstract»

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  • The brokerage work of school technology coordinators

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    This study investigated the problems of inefficiency that school technology coordinators (STCs) face in ICT integration instruction by examining their social networks of knowledge sharing. The authors conducted an ego-centric network survey of school technology coordinators' knowledge sharing to explore their brokerages work in exchanging knowledge with colleagues from different positions. The fin... View full abstract»

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  • EVOV: A video recommendation system to support sustainable vocabulary learning

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    Learning vocabulary is both critical and boring for many EFL (English as foreign language) learners and one major difficulty is the lack of suitable context for learning new words. Although videos can provide a rich context for learning vocabulary, it often takes more time than textual media to learn. This paper presents the EVOV system which is to exploit the role of video in vocabulary learning ... View full abstract»

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  • SEE_ME: Software Engineering Education Methodology Exploration

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):49 - 53
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    Software Engineering is a primary subject in many computer science departments of universities worldwide. Its purpose is to help students understand and apply both disciplined and systematic methods to software development. Due to the ubiquity and visibility of software in the modern world, the study, education and research into software engineering and its practice have retained a high level of i... View full abstract»

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  • Researching and supporting student note-taking: Building a multimedia note-taking app

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):54 - 58
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    In late 2014 collaborative research was undertaken between colleagues in the departments of Computer Science, International Communications, the Centre for English language Education (CELE), and the Language Centre at a global higher education institution (HEI-A), located partly in mainland China. This research aims to explore student note-taking habits, especially in the context of more multimedia... View full abstract»

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  • Work in progress: Dialectical relationship of lifelong learning and continuing education

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):59 - 62
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    Lifelong learning and continuing education are the need of social development and the improvement required by society. This paper gives them a new relationship that the two is dialectical unity, namely they are different, related and mutually developed. Continuing education should be carried out throughout people's whole life via various kinds of ways to promote lifelong learning. This paper state... View full abstract»

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  • ICT systems for student mobility programs in tertiary education

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    This paper presents architectures and prospective outcomes of two ICT (Information and Communications Technology) systems those are just convened aiming at supporting the international student mobility actions among tertiary educational institutes. The mobility of international students in the higher education has profound effects on the students' learning goals and their future careers. Every gov... View full abstract»

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  • Does learning really happen in online learning?

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    With the rapid development of online education in China, how to improve the quality of online education has been the focus of education research. In the internet teaching practice, how do learners keep learning online? Does learning really happen during the process? This article attempts to discuss about the problem from three parts. The first part concludes the conditions in which online learning... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancement of electrical engineering education by a mentoring scheme

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    A mentoring scheme is carried out in our school to bring professional electrical engineers and university electrical engineering students together that takes advantage of resource of electrical engineers to mentor senior design projects. Electrical engineering design projects rely heavily on engineering experience and teamwork. Professional engineer involvement in this process can bring valuable e... View full abstract»

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  • Design of advanced active and autonomous learning system for computing education — A3 learning system

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):77 - 82
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    In this paper, we propose an advanced active autonomous learning system (A3 learning system), an educational system based on the use of information and communications technology devices. The A3 learning system comprises active learning (AL), project/problem-based learning (PBL), and mastery learning (ML). In concrete terms, foundational learning in the software/hardware infor... View full abstract»

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