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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 3 • Aug. 2007

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Education publication information

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): C2
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  • Guest Editorial Passing the Baton

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 173
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  • Fundamentals of ECE: A Rigorous, Integrated Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):174 - 181
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    The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at Duke University, Durham, NC, is undergoing extensive curriculum revisions that incorporate novel content, organization, and teaching methods. The cornerstone of the new curriculum is a theme-based introductory course, fundamentals of ECE. To introduce students to the major areas of ECE in their first year of study, this course is organize... View full abstract»

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  • Implementation of Handheld, RF Test Equipment in the Classroom and the Field

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):182 - 187
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    The utilization of handheld, radio frequency (RF) equipment (spectrum analyzers and signal generators) for both classroom demonstrations and for student exercises conducted in the field is discussed. Demonstrations employ real-world, wireless systems to illustrate undergraduate concepts, such as channel access, modulation methods, and transmission bandwidth. The equipment has also been used to ill... View full abstract»

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  • Are Computing Students Different? An Analysis of Coping Strategies and Emotional Intelligence

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):188 - 196
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    As the number of students enrolling in computing majors [computer science (CS), information systems (IS), information technology (IT)] has declined, retaining students in these curricula becomes increasingly important. Student success is important to retention, and one of the premises of this study is that meeting the challenges of demanding curricula often requires more than innate intelligence. ... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching Object-Oriented Programming Laboratory With Computer Game Programming

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):197 - 203
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    This paper reports the experiences in the design and execution of an object-oriented programming (OOP) laboratory course. In this course, the students are required to implement a small-to-medium scale interactive computer game in one semester, making use of a game framework. The students begin with a small number of the most tangible objects of an immediate concern. Then, as the semester unfolds a... View full abstract»

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  • State Model Diagrams as a Pedagogical Tool—An International Evaluation

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):204 - 207
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    State model diagrams (SMDs) have been successfully used as the pedagogical foundation of network technology curriculum. SMDs selectively integrate relevant output from network devices by means of tables. SMDs are modular and hierarchical, thereby providing top-down decomposition by means of levelling, allowing a complex network to be partitioned or structured into independent units of an amenable ... View full abstract»

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  • Free-Space Optical Link as a Model Undergraduate Design Project

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):208 - 215
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    An undergraduate design project is described in which a free-space optical communications link is constructed. The interest and motivation for the students is achieved by using a visible laser and constructing a complete system by using the digital output of a CD/DVD player and an audio receiver to transmit music over the free-space link. In addition to providing a high-level technical experience,... View full abstract»

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  • Learning Log Explorer in E-Learning Diagnosis

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):216 - 228
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    This study presents a learning behavior diagnosis system to study students' learning status from learning portfolios. The proposed linking layer enables the proposed system to work on various e-learning platforms without reprogramming. Additionally, the use of a supervisory agent enables teachers and students to obtain their learning status or information provided by the proposed system in both We... View full abstract»

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  • FFT Spectrum Analyzer Project for Teaching Digital Signal Processing With FPGA Devices

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):229 - 235
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    This paper presents a course on digital signal processing with field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) devices. The course integrates two separate disciplines, digital signal processing (DSP) and very large scale integration (VLSI) design, and focuses on the development of a sophisticated DSP design from simulation to fixed-point implementation. The structure and methodology used in the proposed cou... View full abstract»

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  • A Course to Train Digital Hardware Designers for Industry

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):236 - 243
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    A new methodology to teach digital hardware design with a limited time budget is presented. The emphasis is placed on training hardware engineers to answer the needs of the industry. The proposed course is focused on teaching how to design rather than just teaching a hardware description language or a set of tools. This goal is achieved through lectures, tutorials, and small projects. Projects are... View full abstract»

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  • Spim-Cache: A Pedagogical Tool for Teaching Cache Memories Through Code-Based Exercises

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):244 - 250
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    Cache memories represent a core topic in all computer organization and architecture courses offered at universities around the world. As a consequence, educational proposals and textbooks address important efforts to this topic. A valuable pedagogical help when studying cache memories is to perform exercises based on simple algorithms, which allow the identification of cache accesses, for instance... View full abstract»

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  • “Deglorifying” the Maximum Power Transfer Theorem and Factors in Impedance Selection

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):251 - 255
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    The limited usefulness of the maximum power transfer theorem in practice is argued. Inappropriately, the utility and value of the maximum power transfer theorem are often elevated to be religious icons of electrical engineering. While the theorem appears to be useful, often in real circuits the load impedance is not set equal to the complex conjugate of the equivalent impedance of the connecting s... View full abstract»

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  • AmpÈre's Law for a Linear Uniform Cylindrical Current

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):256 - 258
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    The derivation of a magnetic flux-density vector Boarr from Ampere's law requires additional symmetry and field-line arguments to be complete, if the more complicated Biot-Savart law is to be avoided in undergraduate text treatments. A widespread reason for a zero radial component Boarr of due to an infinite straight current is refuted. View full abstract»

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  • Continuous Improvement in Electronic Engineering Education

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):259 - 265
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    In this paper, the authors show an educational method based on a specific application of the quality philosophy in the development of digital electronics laboratory courses during two academic years. The authors present two main goals: to provide students with a methodology to manage problems and to start a process of continuous improvement. The level of achievement and the student evaluation show... View full abstract»

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  • Best Practices Involving Teamwork in the Classroom: Results From a Survey of 6435 Engineering Student Respondents

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):266 - 272
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    A teamwork survey was conducted at Oakland University, Rochester, MI, in 533 engineering and computer science courses over a two-year period. Of the 6435 student respondents, 4349 (68%) reported working in teams. Relative to the students who only worked individually, the students who worked in teams were significantly more likely to agree that the course had achieved its stated learning objectives... View full abstract»

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  • Design Patterns for Teaching Type Checking in a Compiler Construction Course

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):273 - 283
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    A course in compiler construction seeks to develop an understanding of well-defined fundamental theory and typically involves the production of a language processor. In a graduate degree in software engineering, the development of a compiler contributes significantly to the developer's comprehension of the practical application of theoretical concepts. Different formal notations are commonly used ... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE RITA Latin America Learning Technologies Journal

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 284
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  • Frontiers in Education Conferences

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 285
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    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 286
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  • Quality without compromise [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 287
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    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 288
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  • IEEE Transactions on Education information for authors

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): C3
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    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): C4
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The IEEE Transactions on Education (ToE) publishes significant and original scholarly contributions to education in electrical and electronics engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and other fields within the scope of interest of IEEE.

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Jeffrey E. Froyd
Texas A&M University