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Information Technology Based Proceedings of the FIfth International Conference onHigher Education and Training, 2004. ITHET 2004.

31 May-2 June 2004

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  • Virtual student exchange: lessons learned in virtual international teaming in interdisciplinary design education

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):650 - 655
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    The increasing globalization of corporate economies has changed the face of engineering practice. In addition to core engineering skills, modern engineers must possess cross-cultural communication skills, team management skills, and the ability to perform on geographically-distributed teams. As part of a novel curricular paradigm we are exploring the so called Global Engineering College (GEC). We ... View full abstract»

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  • Relationships and commitments in learning object metadata

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):87 - 92
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    Learning objects are educational resources designed to support Web-based learning experiences. These experiences are made up of a number of activities that learners have to carry out to attain a given learning objective. Activities are specifically designed to be performed by (earner and staff roles, and take place in certain environments that define the available resources, including services and... View full abstract»

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  • A Web based simulator on elementary queuing theory

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):83 - 86
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    A Web based interactive tool on queuing theory is presented in the following. This application constitutes a thorough revision of an earlier version created for Windows; on the one hand, platform independence has been gained by the use of Java, enabling operation with a standard browser. Besides, improvements have been made on both the random variate generation, which is critical to the consistenc... View full abstract»

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  • Tutor follow-up of a distance collective activity

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):54 - 59
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    This work presents the tutor's difficulties when he follows a distance collective activity, in particular, those related to the perception of the individual work in a collective activity. We present our model of follow-up of a distance collective activity: we have divided this follow-up into the individual follow-up of the learners, and the follow-up of the collective activity. Then, from the char... View full abstract»

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  • Cognitive tools for assessing design knowledge and skills

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):37 - 42
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    While design is central to education in many disciplines such as engineering and architecture, the assessment of design knowledge and skills continues to be a challenge to the educators. This work considers two graph-based tools (concept maps and justified graphs) for design assessment. By reviewing the uses of these tools for assessment in engineering and architecture design education, it is atte... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancement of technical-cum-generic skills through design experience in laboratories

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):668 - 671
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    The usefulness of project-based courses for improving the technical as well as generic skills of engineering students is emphasized. A case study is presented to demonstrate that in contrast to a traditional laboratory-based course, a project-based course involving design, implementation, and testing of assigned projects greatly increases students' interest in practical work and significantly impr... View full abstract»

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  • Agent mediated for intelligent conversational channel for social knowledge-building in educational environment

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):533 - 538
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    Agents have played a significant role in computer-mediated communication especially in the field of education. Agents are modeled to act on behalf of humans in terms of their functions, tasks, knowledge and characteristics. We build an intelligent conversational channel where multiple agents are used to create a conducive learning environment. ICC supports social knowledge building through three m... View full abstract»

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  • A teaching prototype for educating IT security engineers in emerging environments

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):662 - 667
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    Many enterprises today do not have an information security program or anyone on staff who can help them manage the escalating security risks. Computer science, information technology (IT) and information systems see an urgent need to train students in Internet security but have limited or untrained resources available to enhance their curricula. Perceiving that students best learn information secu... View full abstract»

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  • Utilization of a hybrid video enhanced telemedicine system

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):235 - 238
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    This work present the design and implementation process of a hybrid model of an interactive video-enhanced environment for medical students at Abant Izzet Baysal University. Several parameters were taken into consideration: (1) Optimal hardware configurations; (2) optimal software requirements for presenting video-rich media; (3) Web-based design and end-user interface issues; and, (4) server-side... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-purpose student card system using smart card technology

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):527 - 532
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    Smart cards have been around for a while now; it has been mainly used to store some kind of monetary value. Currently smart cards can be seen in the transportation, telecommunication and retail sectors. This paper aims to design a student card system for an educational institute using smart card technology that can be usable in the transportation, retail and educational sectors. The smart card wil... View full abstract»

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  • Beyond the desktop for knowledge management in higher scientific education

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):421 - 424
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    The development of technologies, and particularly information communication technologies (ICTs), tend to encompass forms of interaction and cooperation. The concern of This work is with computer assisted interaction in the environments that appear nowadays, allowing human-friendliness in personal and collaborative knowledge management activities for higher scientific education. We are interested w... View full abstract»

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  • Web technologies and standards for the delivery of recorded presentations

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):104 - 110
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    Computer-based recording of live presentations has become a widespread way of producing content material for e-learning in both higher education institutions and companies. The success of e-learning projects crucially depends on the acceptance by the end-users working with these materials, i.e., learners but also administrators. From their point of view, the choice of formats used for distribution... View full abstract»

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  • Cognitive aspects in a project-based course in software engineering

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):353 - 359
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    This work presents an original approach for identifying and analyzing cognitive aspects specific to artifacts creation in the context of a senior-level project-course. We analyzed the effort spent by student teams on each specific artifact meant for two different processes carried on in parallel: UPEDU (unified process for education) - the traditional activity-role-artifact based methodology and X... View full abstract»

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  • Remote sensing course, beginning with Telnet and ending with network programming

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):297 - 301
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    A remote laboratory system is designed for a remote sensing course. The system provides a learning environment where learners can study remote sensing with some experiments, beginning with telnet and ending with Java network programming. The learner's PC can be connected to experimental instruments with various sensors through the Internet using the standard TCP/IP protocol. The system was practic... View full abstract»

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  • An interdisciplinary robotics course using the handy board

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):656 - 661
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    This study addresses the development of an hands-on undergraduate course that integrates various engineering fields involved in robotic systems. The pedagogical goals of the course are: to provide a hands-on experience to practical robotics, to learn about integrated system design, to learn to interact with people in different disciplines in a cross-functional team and to learn about group dynamic... View full abstract»

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  • An analysis on the process from "play" to "learning"

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):231 - 234
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    It has been recognized especially in preschool that "play" is very useful for educating children since early times. Infants play just for enjoyment and learn many things such as scientific concept, communication and physical function through play. Many schoolteachers and educators had tried to make great efforts to apply "play" to schooling. To date many educational practices have been reported. B... View full abstract»

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  • Parallel and distributed processing laboratory for CS 2nd grade students: an active N to N networking approach

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):521 - 526
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    This work describes the authors' approach at their university in the last three years for computer science second grade undergraduate students to experience parallel and distributed computing. The goal is to give a solid understanding of parallel and distributed processing technologies and to build up basic skills in the field, such as parallel algorithms, multi-thread/network programming, IP/sock... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent e-learning environments architecture and basic tools

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):610 - 615
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (4)
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    Intelligent e-learning environments (ILE) can increase the attractivity of e-learning systems and their teaching efficiency by adapting to each learner profile (LP) and by providing multiple support to the tutor. ILE components guide the trainee through the learning process, offer a platform for co-operative learning and knowledge discovery, and customize the presentation to learner's preferences,... View full abstract»

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  • Pedagogically enhanced video-on-demand based learning system

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):415 - 420
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Recent developments in streaming video and information technology have made it possible to design video-on-demand (VoD) based learning systems that allow on-campus and off-campus access to learning material available in video format. The wide-spread approach to computer based and distance education is to present mainly text based material as Web pages or as other graphics enriched text presentatio... View full abstract»

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  • An e-learning system based on semantic Web supporting a learning in doing environment

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):98 - 103
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    We aim to describe an innovative e-learning approach based on a learning in doing environment according to the research field of the Kolb's experiential learning theory. At first, we describe the integrated model of the learning in doing environment in which thinking, studying and acting are strongly correlated to reinforce and improve the effectiveness of the knowledge creation processes. Then, w... View full abstract»

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  • A model LAN to support the learning HK school LAN administration

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):348 - 352
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    Learning and teaching of computer network administration involves a wide range of practices. Due to the lack of a supportive learning environment for diverse practices, learners may often encounter difficulties with capturing the concept and theory. This problem also occurs in some modules in the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). For this reason, a project named Model LAN for Teaching and ... View full abstract»

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  • Rapid product development data management education for small and medium size enterprises

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):556 - 559
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    This paper details changes to coursework and laboratory exercises designed to integrate data management techniques into a Computer Aided Product Development (CAPD) teaching program by addressing crucial issues arising from the past and recent course developments. The revised program sought to increase students' knowledge of the tools and methodologies used for the management of product data genera... View full abstract»

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  • Accessibility in engineering courses - academic and computer

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):293 - 296
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    Consideration of the impact of computer technologies on the modes of delivery of teaching to first year engineering students. The concept of academic accessibility described. Survey of engineering students in week five of their first year of their engineering course on important activities and including their necessity to be involved in part-time employment during their university course. View full abstract»

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  • Usability evaluation of an online certificate program

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):505 - 509
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    In this study, the usability of an online Information Technologies Certificate Program (ITCP) which was based on synchronous and asynchronous communication methods over the Internet offered by cooperation of the Computer Engineering Department and Continuing Education Center in Middle East Technical University were evaluated. Online questionnaire and semi-structure interview were used to collect r... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual laboratory development for undergraduate engineering courses

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):644 - 649
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    The mechanical engineering program at the United States Military Academy (USMA) has recently explored virtual laboratories for its undergraduate thermodynamics course to complement - or someday replace - existing full-scale laboratory equipment. During the fall term 2003, mechanical engineering faculty developed a virtual gas turbine laboratory and offered a fully digital virtual laboratory exerci... View full abstract»

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