2005 6th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training

9-9 July 2005

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  • Engineering for the Americas

    Publication Year: 2005
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    Summary form only given. Stimulated by the globalization of the engineering profession and the industries that it supports, and by the increased importance of trade between countries and regions in the American hemisphere as a basis for social and economic development, a grass-roots movement to enable engineering and technology education across the hemisphere has been created over the past four ye... View full abstract»

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  • A win-win industry-university relationship

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2A/1 - T2A/4
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    In harsh economic downtrends, similar to those experienced in the past few years, organizational leaders within companies sought ways to reduce operating costs to boost shareholder value. Unfortunately, most of them took a short-sighted approach by eliminating some of their human capital, one of the most valuable assets of an organization. Of course, in the short term, such companies reduce their ... View full abstract»

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  • Industry-academia joint research proposal: a happy marriage

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2A/5 - T2A/7
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    The present paper discusses some of the historical perspectives of cooperation between academia and industry, and their pros and cons. The research and development (R & D) oriented industries of today and the current drive for fetching research funds in universities have bridged the gap between the two. Some examples are given from both industrially developed and developing countries. View full abstract»

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  • Higher continuing education for professionals in electronics industry

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2A/8 - T2A16
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    This paper is based on the author's experience in developing and organizing more than 30 short courses in higher continuing education for professionals in the electronics industry in China. High profiled international instructors gave these technical courses. The subjects of these courses cover the fields from international standards to laws and regulations, IC packaging to manufacturing, and from... View full abstract»

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  • A New Approach in Leadership and Professional Development

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): T2A
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    En los últimos veinte años, el Centro de Transferencia de Tecnología en Transportación, adscrito al Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Agrimensura de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR) en Mayagüez, ha colaborado con los Municipios, agencias de transportación local y el Departamento de Transportación y Obras Públicas en programas innovadores de adiestramiento y capacitación para el desarrollo de l... View full abstract»

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  • Developing a prototype virtual laboratory for distance science and engineering education

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2B/1 - T2B/4
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    Institutions of higher education are actively seeking new methods to complement their science and engineering distance education programs with online experimentation. This paper describes the design and development of a virtual laboratory environment that allows students to perform laboratory experiments from remote locations through a Web browser. A front panel in LabVIEW displays the results and... View full abstract»

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  • A time-sharing remote laboratory for hardware design and experiment with shared resources and service management

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2B/5 - T2B10
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    A new remote laboratory system for learning hardware designs and experiment of digital circuits has been developed. Wide use of the Internet motivated us to develop seamless remote and actual hardware laboratories for hardware design laboratory course. Unlike existing virtual laboratories, the proposed remote laboratory utilizes actual hardware and actual measurement tools in a time sharing fashio... View full abstract»

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  • Generic framework for remote laboratory integration

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2B/11 - T2B/16
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    Similar to classical in-situ laboratories, remote laboratories are necessary in e-learning environments, especially in scientific and technical disciplines. This paper outlines our current research on this particular way of learning. Our research objectives consist in proposing a generic framework (independent of educational content) to allow, in one hand, tutors to integrate (both remote and virt... View full abstract»

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  • A virtual laboratory for cooperative learning of robotics and mechatronics

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2B/17 - T2B/20
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    In this paper we describe the design and implementation of a remote virtual laboratory for cooperative learning of robotics and mechatronics over the Internet. The context of this work is a doctoral project which includes several efforts to provide remote access to laboratory facilities in other universities. We discuss some of the issues that were encountered in designing the software and hardwar... View full abstract»

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  • A case study of virtual circuit laboratory for undergraduate student courses

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2B/21 - T2B/24
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    The purpose of this study is to design and develop a Web based circuit virtual laboratory for undergraduate student courses, which can be treated as an accessorial tool for enhancing instruction. The study firstly reviews the general concept of virtual laboratory and some related works. Secondly, the design and development of the system framework of this circuit virtual laboratory is discussed. Fi... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 1
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  • Information technology as a bridge between engineering analysis, visual design and informal education

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2C/1 - T2C/5
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    The creation of a new graduate program in product-architecture, that fuses the design culture normally associated with architecture and industrial design with the engineering institution, has presented the opportunity to better prepare students for a paradigm in which design, engineering and its application merge as an interdisciplinary, collaborative endeavor. In turn this graduate program has be... View full abstract»

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  • Curricular proposal for the development of competitions in the design and operation of alternative power plants

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2C/6 - T2C11
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    From this work of investigation the significant learning in the student of electrical engineering is approached, to take shape through the development of competitions for the design, manufacture and operation of alternative producing sources of electrical energy like the lot and the Aeolian one among others. The intention of the work is to elaborate a curricular proposal with actions to use the ma... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual versus real design of a traffic light/voice controller

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2C/12 - T2C/16
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The traffic light/voice controller is a sequential machine to be analyzed and programmed through a multi-step process. Both the hands-on and the virtual environments are described. The design projects of the four teams of fourth year students who developed the device involved: analysis of existing sequential machines in traffic light controllers, timing and synchronization, role and introduction o... View full abstract»

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  • An e-learning system for the deaf people

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2C/17 - T2C/21
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    This paper presents a learning system (LS) which offers Greek Sign Language videos in correspondence to every text in the learning environment. The system is designed notably for deaf adults for the purpose of their lifelong vocational and educational training. In the LS, the special needs of Deaf learners are satisfied, e.g. bilingual information (text and sign language), high level of visualizat... View full abstract»

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  • A Web-based course on designing and manufacturing lead-free products

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T2C/22 - T2C/28
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    Since 2/13/2003, lead-free has been a law in the European Union. The implementation date is 7/1/2006. That means, starting from that date, all electronic equipment cannot be made in and shipped to the EU if they have lead content right now, the electronics industry is working/learning very hard to design and manufacture lead-free products. The objective of this paper is to develop a Web-based cour... View full abstract»

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  • Security & reliability are provided by a Web-based classroom electronic document management process

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T3A/1 - T3A/4
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    Establishing a reliable electronic delivery process for student assignments is challenging in an Internet-dependent environment The most common method for electronic delivery is e-mail which frequently is vulnerable to malicious attack. In large academic institutions such an attack commonly results in delays of days until stability is restored. Additionally, the e-mail delivery pipeline for assign... View full abstract»

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  • Development of a learning content management system based on interactive learning object approach

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T3A/5 - T3A10
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    Learning difficulties have been neglected due to over-focusing on technology and dissemination of content. Many of such endeavors targeted on delivering content packages to students and/or trainees; once the content was delivered, all responsibility of learning was loaded to the learners. The only support to them was through e-communication facilities which were also treated as a revolutionary mea... View full abstract»

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  • Overcoming scormification difficulties in implementing a learning content management system

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T3A/11 - T3A/16
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    Development of digital learning materials has been supported by some industry standards. The standards allowed reuse of materials between different systems and platforms and to provide vital information of the design and content of materials to potential users. However, implementing industry standards, e.g. SCORM, for a learning content management system is a problematic process. This study outlin... View full abstract»

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  • New learning and teaching strategies in distance education - theory and practice

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T3B/1 - T3B/6
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    Learning styles come from three theories: perceptual modality, information processing and personality patterns. I present these paradigms, but I would rather concentrate on a complex model, in which I examine the connection of learning styles and the indirect teaching methods. I describe a model of the electronic distance educational system and I analyse the main pedagogical aspects of the electro... View full abstract»

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  • Using XSL style sheets for genericity in automata model of evaluation process

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T3B/7 - T3B10
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    In this paper, we show the use of XSL style sheets in the evaluation process at two levels, for the tests presentation on the screen and for walking over tests in the proposed automata model. First, XSL style sheets allow presenting in different ways the same data structure. Secondly, with XSL style sheets, several walking strategies on the same set of tests are defined. Then, this approach makes ... View full abstract»

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  • Framework for strengthening research in ICT-mediated learning

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T3B/11 - T3B/16
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    ICT-mediated learning appears to hold great promise for achieving the goal of education for all such as, reducing the long-existing disparity between north and south, reducing poverty and promoting social inclusion. However, the integration of ICTs in education requires considerable investment in time and resources. Consequently, when planning to integrate ICT in education and training policy make... View full abstract»

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  • Cross-cultural learning experiments through the Internet

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T3B/17 - T3B/22
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    This paper discusses how the use of a high-quality video-conferencing system, a chat system, and a Web-based voting system promotes the establishment of an effective leaning environment, particularly for cross-cultural learning. A cross-cultural learning experiment was conducted in January, 2005. Classrooms in the IT education hall at Hokkaido University, Japan and the discovery laboratory of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Cognitive style and ICT mediated testing: listening comprehension and speaking ability in L2

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T3B/23 - T3B/28
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    Although ICT-mediated learning is a main stay in second language learning, its full impact on student achievement is still unknown. A significant knowledge gap still exists regarding students' outcomes when ICT mediated testing is used for assessing listening comprehension and speaking ability in second language learning. Additionally, little is known regarding the interactive effects of students'... View full abstract»

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  • Multidisciplinary efforts in teaching at the computer engineering program

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):T3C/1 - T3C/6
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    A concept that has been sufficiently explored at the graduate programs lately is the multidisciplinarity. That old method when the teacher goes to the classroom to teach his course, without interacts with another courses involved in program and the students can't see the application of the concept that had learn, don't work any more. With the constant evolution of technology, the commitment with m... View full abstract»

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