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IEEE Transactions on Education

May 2011 Volume 54, Number 2

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Number of articles: 19

  1. The Impact of Providing Unlimited Access to Programmable Boards in Digital Design Education

    M E. Radu, C Cole, M A. Dabacan, J Harris & S Sexton

    This paper presents the benefits and costs of providing students with unlimited access to programmable boards in digital design education, allowing hands-on experiences outside traditional... More

    pp. 174-183

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  2. Vertical Integration of System-on-Chip Concepts in the Digital Design Curriculum

    Ying Tang, L M. Head, R P. Ramachandran & L M. Chatman

    The rapid evolution of System-on-Chip (SoC) challenges academic curricula to keep pace with multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary system thinking. This paper presents a curricular prototype that cuts... More

    pp. 188-196

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  3. Integrating Embedded Computing Systems into High School and Early Undergraduate Education

    B Benson, A Arfaee, Choon Kim, R Kastner & R K. Gupta

    Early exposure to embedded computing systems is crucial for students to be prepared for the embedded computing demands of today's world. However, exposure to systems knowledge often comes too late ... More

    pp. 197-202

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  4. Multicore Education through Simulation

    O Ozturk

    A project-oriented course for advanced undergraduate and graduate students is described for simulating multiple processor cores. Simics, a free simulator for academia, was utilized to enable... More

    pp. 203-209

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  5. Teaching Embedded System Concepts for Technological Literacy

    M Winzker & A Schwandt

    A basic understanding of technology is recognized as important knowledge even for students not connected with engineering and computer science. This paper shows that embedded system concepts can be... More

    pp. 210-215

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  6. Using Tablet PCs and Interactive Software in IC Design Courses to Improve Learning

    M Simoni

    This paper describes an initial study of using tablet PCs and interactive course software in integrated circuit (IC) design courses. A rapidly growing community is demonstrating how this technology... More

    pp. 216-221

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  7. Use of a New "Moodle" Module for Improving the Teaching of a Basic Course on Computer Architecture

    M A. Trenas, J Ramos, E D. Gutierrez, S Romero & F Corbera

    This paper describes how a new "Moodle" module, called "CTPracticals", is applied to the teaching of the practical content of a basic computer organization course. In the core of the module, an... More

    pp. 222-228

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  8. The Key Factors of an Active Learning Method in a Microprocessors Course

    A Carpeno, J Arriaga, J Corredor & J Hernandez

    The creation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) is promoting a change toward a new model of education focused on the student. It is impelling methodological innovation processes in many... More

    pp. 229-235

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  9. Rapid Prototyping Platform for Robotics Applications

    Kao-Shing Hwang, Wen-Hsu Hsiao, Gaung-Ting Shing & Kim-Joan Chen

    For the past several years, a team in the Department of Electrical Engineering (EE), National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, has been establishing a pedagogical approach to embody embedded systems... More

    pp. 236-246

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  10. Blended Learning of Programming in the Internet Age

    S Djenic, R Krneta & J Mitic

    This paper presents an advanced variant of learning programming by the use of the Internet and multimedia. It describes the development of a blended learning environment, which, in addition to... More

    pp. 247-254

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  11. A Course in Simulation and Demonstration of Humanoid Robot Motion

    Hsin-Yu Liu, Wen-June Wang & Rong-Jyue Wang

    An introductory course for humanoid robot motion realization for undergraduate and graduate students is presented in this study. The basic operations of AX-12 motors and the mechanics combination... More

    pp. 255-262

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  12. A Web-Based Learning System for Software Test Professionals

    Minhong Wang, Haiyang Jia, Sugumaran , Weijia Ran & Jian Liao

    Fierce competition, globalization, and technology innovation have forced software companies to search for new ways to improve competitive advantage. Web-based learning is increasingly being used by... More

    pp. 263-272

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  13. Teaching Agile Software Development: A Case Study

    Devedzic & S R. Milenkovic

    This paper describes the authors' experience of teaching agile software development to students of computer science, software engineering, and other related disciplines, and comments on the... More

    pp. 273-278

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  14. Learning Embedded Software Design in an Open 3A Multiuser Laboratory

    Chien-Chou Shih & Lain-Jinn Hwang

    The need for professional programmers in embedded applications has become critical for industry growth. This need has increased the popularity of embedded software design courses, which are... More

    pp. 279-285

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  15. Design, Development, and Commissioning of a Substation Automation Laboratory to Enhance Learning

    M S. Thomas, D P. Kothari & A Prakash

    Automation of power systems is gaining momentum across the world, and there is a need to expose graduate and undergraduate students to the latest developments in hardware, software, and related... More

    pp. 286-293

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  16. A Mixed Learning Approach in Mechatronics Education

    O Yilmaz & K Tuncalp

    This study aims to investigate the effect of a Web-based mixed learning approach model on mechatronics education. The model combines different perception methods such as reading, listening, and... More

    pp. 294-301

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  17. Design of a Competitive and Collaborative Learning Strategy in a Communication Networks Course

    L M. Regueras, E Verdu, M J. Verdu & J P. de Castro

    In this paper, an educational methodology based on collaborative and competitive learning is proposed. The suggested approach has been successfully applied to an undergraduate communication... More

    pp. 302-307

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  18. Evaluating Usability in a Distance Digital Systems Laboratory Class

    N Kostaras, M Xenos & A N. Skodras

    This paper presents the usability evaluation of a digital systems laboratory class offered to distance-learning students. It details the way in which students can participate remotely in such a... More

    pp. 308-313

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  19. Seven Principles of Instructional Content Design for a Remote Laboratory: A Case Study on ERRL

    N E. Cagiltay, E Aydin, C C. Aydin, A Kara & M Alexandru

    This paper discusses the results of a study of the requirements for developing a remote radio frequency (RF) laboratory for electrical engineering students. It investigates students' preferred... More

    pp. 320-327

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