IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 1 • Feb. 2008

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Education publication information

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C2
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  • Guest Editorial Virtual Laboratories: Enhancing Deep Learning in Model-Based Knowledge Domains

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 1
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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  • An Intelligent Universal Virtual Laboratory (UVL)

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2 - 9
    Cited by:  Papers (26)
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    The Universal Virtual Laboratory (UVL) is a realistic, real-time, electrical engineering virtual laboratory. The software developed targets individuals who do not have adequate mobility of their upper bodies to perform laboratory experiments. To provide a more realistic and enhanced learning experience, the users of the virtual laboratory are allowed the freedom to build and test a wide variety of... View full abstract»

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  • Assessing Virtual Laboratories in a Digital-Filter Design Course: An Experimental Study

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):10 - 16
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    One hundred thirty-three undergraduate students in a digital filter design course participated in an experimental study. Two independent variables which occurred in a virtual laboratory environment were studied: 1) instructional treatments (online text-only materials, online texts with illustrations, and online texts with simulations); and 2) prior Internet experience (high and low). Three depende... View full abstract»

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  • An Open Source Power System Virtual Laboratory: The PSAT Case and Experience

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):17 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (52)
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    This paper describes the authors' experience in the assessment of laboratory activities based on an open source software package for power system analysis, namely, Power System Analysis Toolbox (PSAT). PSAT is currently used in several universities for both undergraduate and graduate courses. PSAT has also its own Web forum, which provides support to students and researchers all around the world, ... View full abstract»

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  • Learning Respiratory System Function in BME Studies by Means of a Virtual Laboratory: RespiLab

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):24 - 34
    Cited by:  Papers (14)
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    One of the career areas included in the field of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is the application of engineering system analysis: physiologic modeling, simulation, and control. This paper describes a virtual laboratory and related practical sessions designed for the analysis and the study of the human respiratory system. The laboratory is based on the compilation of several models described in the ... View full abstract»

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  • Development of a Web-Based Control Laboratory for Automation Technicians: The Three-Tank System

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):35 - 44
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    This paper introduces a Web-based control laboratory for experimentation on a nonlinear multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) system: the three-tank plant. Using this application, automation technician students can learn in a practical way many fundamental aspects of control processes. The client-side of the virtual laboratory has been developed using the programming support provided by Easy Ja... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching Rigid Body Mechanics Using Student-Created Virtual Environments

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):45 - 52
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    This paper describes a recent effort to use student-created virtual environments to teach rigid body dynamics to electrical and computer engineering senior-level undergraduates and first-year graduate students. Many of these students have no background in dynamics except for their freshman year physics course. The approach described here relies on students creating their own virtual environments, ... View full abstract»

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  • Remote Laboratories for Optical Circuits

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):53 - 60
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    This paper presents a remote laboratory implementation for an optical circuits course. The process from design and implementation towards assessment and continuous improvement phase is outlined. The design of the experiments involved the research on remote access technology and the investigation of best practices for an experimental setup. The first pilot implementations were used to determine the... View full abstract»

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  • Providing Students Hints and Detecting Mistakes Made by Students in a Virtual Experiment Environment

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):61 - 68
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    This study models a virtual experiment environment (VEE) by adopting the Petri net theory. Petri net-based VEE can record the experimental activity processes of students and evaluate the students' learning abilities. Petri nets can be used as visual-communication aids, and are similar to flow charts, block diagrams, and networks. Consequently, the experimental steps can be easily transferred to th... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual Laboratory for Creative Control Design Experiments

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):69 - 75
    Cited by:  Papers (27)
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    This paper proposes a two-step strategy for the computer-aided learning of control. A virtual Web-based laboratory for control design experiments (http://www.hl1.uni-mb.si), which supports a two-step strategy, is based on the MATLAB Web server (MWS) and consists of two virtual laboratories. The first virtual laboratory, called ldquoWeb sisotool,rdquo supports computer-aided control design and stru... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancement of Student Learning in Experimental Design Using a Virtual Laboratory

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):76 - 85
    Cited by:  Papers (49)
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    This paper describes the instructional design, implementation, and assessment of a virtual laboratory based on a numerical simulation of a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process, the virtual CVD laboratory. The virtual CVD laboratory provides a capstone experience in which students synthesize engineering science and statistics principles and have the opportunity to apply experimental design in th... View full abstract»

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  • VisualJVM: A Visual Tool for Teaching Java Technology

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):86 - 92
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    This paper presents a laboratory session of an advanced programming course to introduce students to the technology involved with the Java programming language. In this special lab session the educational software tool VisualJVM is used, providing a graphical front-end to a Java virtual machine (JVM). This tool helps students learn about JVM architecture, learn how JVM works, and consequently, to u... View full abstract»

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  • Digital System Design Using Microarchitectural Modeling

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):93 - 99
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Microarchitectural modeling partitions a digital system into a data part and a control part. The data part contains registers, arithmetic and logic units (ALUs), and multiplexers. The control part can be implemented as a finite state machine, programmable logic array, or microprogram. In this paper, the method of defining a digital function in a procedural description and then applying a microarch... View full abstract»

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  • Hybrid Educational Strategy for a Laboratory Course on Cognitive Robotics

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):100 - 107
    Cited by:  Papers (14)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1776 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    This paper presents an innovative cognitive robotics laboratory course based on the latest developments in mobile robotics, communication networks, software agents, and educational technologies. The hybrid educational strategy combines simulation and experiments on real robots, as well as in-class experiments and remote control over the Internet, while the students are assisted by human tutors and... View full abstract»

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  • Project-Based Lab Teaching for Power Electronics and Drives

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):108 - 113
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    Project-based learning motivates students to learn actively, so it has been widely applied to many engineering subjects. However, the applications of this approach are limited in electric power courses because of the hazards associated with high voltage or mains voltage (240 V in Australia). This paper presents a project designed for a power electronics and drives course. In this project, students... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of an Online Inverted Pendulum Control Experiment

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):114 - 122
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    This paper presents an evaluation of the inverted pendulum experiment in control engineering from a statistical and pedagogical point of view. Student usage statistics and success rates were collected over a period of three years at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. The results in the paper show that an online experiment can both increase student satisfaction and success rate whil... View full abstract»

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  • The Biggest Loser Competition

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):123 - 130
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    This paper outlines a Biggest Loser (BL) competition for engineering undergraduates. Like the television show of the same name, the BL competition has initial and final ldquoweigh-insrdquo as well as ldquopersonal trainers.rdquo The weigh-ins are essentially assessments of students' preliminary and final achievements. Between the initial and final weigh-ins students are required to lose as much ld... View full abstract»

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  • The Effect of Problem-Solving Instruction on Computer Engineering Majors' Performance in Verilog Programming

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):131 - 137
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    This study investigated the effect of instruction in problem-solving skills on computer engineering majors' performance in programming in the Verilog. Comparisons were made among two treatment groups (deduction and analogy) and a control group, whose pretest and posttest scores were analyzed with the analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) statistical procedure. Results showed that problem-solving skills'... View full abstract»

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  • Developing Advanced Courses for Undergraduates: A Case Study in Databases

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):138 - 144
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    Computer science and engineering education is faced with the need to respond to rapid changes in a global economy while still fulfilling the role of teaching the fundamentals. This paper presents techniques for assessing the development of an advanced database concepts course for undergraduates that responds to an industry perspective of the technological advances in the field. Cooperative learnin... View full abstract»

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  • Frontiers in Education Conference

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 145
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    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 146
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    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):147 - 148
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  • IEEE Transactions on Education information for authors

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C3
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Aims & Scope

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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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Jeffrey E. Froyd
Texas A&M University