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2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) (2003)
Westminster, CO, USA
Nov. 5, 2003 to Nov. 8, 2003
ISBN: 0-7803-7961-6
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Numbers are no substitute for judgement (Abstract)

F.S. Barnes , University of Colorado at Boulder
pp. T2B1-2

Developing and assessing an online portfolio system (Abstract)

M.I. Campbell , Coll. of Eng., Texas Univ., Austin, TX, USA
K.J. Schmidt , Coll. of Eng., Texas Univ., Austin, TX, USA
pp. T2B-T29

An online assessment system to enhance teaching and learning in engineering (Abstract)

B.M. Aller , Western Michigan University
C. Phillips , Coll. of Eng., Texas Univ., Austin, TX, USA
pp. T2B10-16

Teaching wireless networking and security with java 2 micro edition (J2ME/sup TM) (Abstract)

C.D. Yang , West Chester University of Pennsylvania
pp. T2C7-13

An innovative hands-on laboratory for teaching a networking course (Abstract)

H. Suda , Fac. of Inf. Sci., Chiba Inst. of Technol., Narashino, Japan
Y. Nakagawa , Fac. of Inf. Sci., Chiba Inst. of Technol., Narashino, Japan
Y. Miida , Fac. of Inf. Sci., Chiba Inst. of Technol., Narashino, Japan
M. Ukigai , Fac. of Inf. Sci., Chiba Inst. of Technol., Narashino, Japan
pp. T2C-20

Environmental conditions that lead to invention among engineers: a preliminary investigation (Abstract)

L.G. Chedid , Dept. of Electromech. Eng., Wentworth Inst. of Technol., Boston, MA, USA
B.A. Karanian , Maryland Technol. Enterprise Inst., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
pp. T2D-18

Interactive fourier concepts: comtuting tools for building intuition (Abstract)

J. Hamann , University of Wyoming
J. Pierre , Maryland Technol. Enterprise Inst., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
R. Kubichek , Maryland Technol. Enterprise Inst., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
pp. T2E1-4

Asessing laboratory effectiveness in electrical engineering courses (Abstract)

M.F. Anderson , Fac. of Inf. Sci., Chiba Inst. of Technol., Narashino, Japan
R.D. Palmer , Maryland Technol. Enterprise Inst., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
L.C. Perez , Maryland Technol. Enterprise Inst., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
S. Srinivasan , University of Nebraska
pp. T2E5-9

Assessment of the Java-DSP (J-DSP) on-line laboratory software (Abstract)

A. Papandreou-Suppappola , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
K.I.U. Ahmed , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
A. Spanias , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
M. Zaman , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
pp. T2E-21

Could computer game design become a core subject for engineering? (Abstract)

P. Coulton , Commun. Syst., Lancaster Univ., UK
R. Edwards , Commun. Syst., Lancaster Univ., UK
pp. T2F-T21

Experiences implanting tre european credit system (ECTS) in the electrical and computer engineering department - UNED (Abstract)

J.M. Banon , Commun. Syst., Lancaster Univ., UK
A. Colmenar , Universidad Nacional de Educaeion a Distancia
D. Meziat , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
M. Castro , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
pp. T2F22-22

Colleges of engineering and education: partniering for effective community outreach (Abstract)

P. Cantrell , Commun. Syst., Lancaster Univ., UK
C. Hanson , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
D. Gorham , Universidad Nacional de Educaeion a Distancia
J. Kleppe , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
pp. T2G1-2

Geek party tricks: learning science and engineering through hands-on activities (Abstract)

A. Smith , Edgerton Center, Massachusetts Inst. of Technol., USA
E. Muller , Commun. Syst., Lancaster Univ., UK
pp. T2H-T21

Using mastery-based grading to facilitate learning (Abstract)

R.L. Armacost , Univ. Anal. & Planning Support, Central Florida Univ., Orlando, FL, USA
J. Pet-Armacost , Commun. Syst., Lancaster Univ., UK
pp. T3A-5

Preliminary assessment of experimental sophomore EE courses (Abstract)

J.G. Harris , Dept. of Ind. Eng., Pittsburgh Univ., PA, USA
K. Burke , Commun. Syst., Lancaster Univ., UK
pp. T3B-T26

From theory to practice: Implementing the CC2001's introductory programming sequence (Abstract)

R.R. Lang , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
A. Edwards , Commun. Syst., Lancaster Univ., UK
M.S. Giguette , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
J. Matocha , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Comput. Eng., Louisiana Xavier Univ., New Orleans, LA, USA
pp. T3C-6

Do class comments aid Java program understanding? (Abstract)

E. Nurvitadhi , Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR, USA
C. Cook , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
E. Nurvitadhi , Commun. Syst., Lancaster Univ., UK
pp. T3C13-17

An inverted curriculum for CS1 (Abstract)

M.E. Caspersen , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Aarhus Univ., Denmark
pp. T3C-T23

New motivations are required for freshman introductory programming (Abstract)

M. Feldgen , Sch. of Eng., Buenos Aires Univ., Argentina
O. Clua , Dept. of Computer Sci., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
pp. T3C24-T24

Using a materials concept inventory to assess conceptual gain in introductory materials engineering courses (Abstract)

J.C. Decker , Dept. of Computer Sci., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
R. Griffin , Dept. of Computer Sci., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
S. Krause , Dept. of Chem. & Mater. Eng., Arizona State Univ., AZ, USA
pp. T3D-11

A concept inventory for heat transfer (Abstract)

A. Jacobi , Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL, USA
J. Mitchell , Dept. of Computer Sci., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
T. Newell , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
J. Martin , Dept. of Computer Sci., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
pp. T3D12-16

Comparison between performance on a concept inventory and solving of multifaceted problems (Abstract)

P.S. Steif , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, USA
pp. T3D17-22

Development of a concept inventory for fluid mechanics (Abstract)

J. Mitchell , Dept. of Computer Sci., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
T. Newell , Dept. of Computer Sci., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
J. Martin , Mech. Eng., Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI, USA
pp. T3D23-28

Development of a concept inventory for strength of materials (Abstract)

J. Richardson , Dept. of Civil Eng., Alabama Univ., Birmingham, AL, USA
J. Dantzler , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
J. Morgan , Dept. of Computer Sci., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
P. Steif , Dept. of Computer Sci., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
pp. T3D29-33

Remote laboratories versus virtual and real laboratories (Abstract)

A. Nafalski , Dept. of Computer Sci., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
Z. Nedic , Sch. of Electr. & Inf. Eng., South Australia Univ., Mawson Lakes, SA, Australia
J. Machotka , Dept. of Computer Sci., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
pp. T3E1-6

Hands-on remote laboratory for freshman engineering education (Abstract)

G. Tait , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA, USA
N. Chao , Dept. of Computer Sci., Texas Univ., El Paso, TX, USA
pp. T3E-T37

A novel approach to remote laboratories (Abstract)

D.Z. Deniz , Dept. of EEE, Eastern Mediterranean Univ., Cyprus, Turkey
A. Bulancak , Dept. of EEE, Eastern Mediterranean Univ., Cyprus, Turkey
G. Ozcan , Dept. of EEE, Eastern Mediterranean Univ., Cyprus, Turkey
pp. T3E8-12

On-line laboratory for communication systems using J-DSP (Abstract)

A. Spanias , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
Youngwook Ko , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
T.M. Duman , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
pp. T3E13-18

On-line laboratories for image and two-dimensional signal processing (Abstract)

A. Spanias , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
M. Yasin , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
L.J. Karam , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
pp. T3E19-22

Web-based simulations and intelligent tutoring system for programmable logic controller (Abstract)

Dongmin Zhang , Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA
Sheng-Jen Hsieh , Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA
P.Y. Hsieh , Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA
pp. T3E23-28

Using synchronous and asynchronous online learning in computer science courses (Abstract)

J. Gal-Ezer , Open Univ., Tel Aviv, Israel
D. Lanzberg , Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA
pp. T3F-T31

A Web-based multi-media virtual experiment (Abstract)

S. Bawab , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
T. Abdel-Salam , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
O. Akan , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
S. Chaturvedi , Detp. of Mech. Eng., Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA, USA
pp. T3F3-8

Predictors of success: a longitudinal study of timaded discussion forums (Abstract)

M.S. Cohen , Nova Southeastern University
T.J. Ellis , Humboldt State Univ., Berlin, Germany
pp. T3F14-18

Developing dynamic educational material with integrated mathematical notation for web-dased e-learning system (Abstract)

J. Bester , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
M. Pustisek , Humboldt State Univ., Berlin, Germany
I. Humar , University of Ljubljana
pp. T3F19-24

Assessment- when is enough, enough? (Abstract)

M. Paulik , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
S. Das , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
M. Krishnan , Humboldt State Univ., Berlin, Germany
D. Budny , University of Pittsburgh
pp. T3H1-7

Applying and developing patterns in teaching (Abstract)

J. Bennedsen , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Aarhus Univ., Denmark
O. Eriksen , Humboldt State Univ., Berlin, Germany
pp. T4A-7

Cranging educational practices-uncovering the real issues (Abstract)

B. Williams , Humboldt State Univ., Berlin, Germany
K. DenBraven , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
D. Elger , University of Idaho
R. Budwig , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
pp. T4A13-14

Completing the cycle: meaningful course evaluations (Abstract)

T.J. Ellis , Graduate Sch. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Nova Southeastern Univ., Davie, FL, USA
pp. T4B2-7

The faculty course assessment report (Abstract)

J.K. Estell , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Ohio Northern Univ., Ada, OH, USA
pp. T4B-T48

Assessing design by design: progress report 1 (Abstract)

T. Meressi , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
J. Sims-Knight , Dept. of Psychol., UMASS Dartmouth, MA, USA
N. Pendergrass , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
R. Upchurch , Humboldt State Univ., Berlin, Germany
pp. T4B14-18

Effects of curriculum adjustments on first-year programming courses: students performance and achievment (Abstract)

I. Huet e Silva , University of Aveiro
J. Tavares , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
O. Pacheco , Humboldt State Univ., Berlin, Germany
pp. T4C10-14

A conceptual problem-based learning environment for teaching introductory programming (Abstract)

E. El-Sheikh , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, USA
pp. T4C-T28

Girls embrace technology: a summer internship for high school girls (Abstract)

B. Louie , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
J.F. Sullivan , Integrated Teaching & Learning Program & Lab., Colorado Univ., Boulder, CO, USA
D. Reamon , Humboldt State Univ., Berlin, Germany
pp. T4D-11

Gunder differences in skills development in hands-on learning environments (Abstract)

L.E. Carlson , Humboldt State Univ., Berlin, Germany
D.W. Knight , University of Colorado at Boulder
J.F. Sullivan , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
pp. T4D17-22

Tre effects of classroom gender dynamics on elementary level engineering education (Abstract)

B. Gravel , Tufts University
S. Maitland , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
C. Kelley , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
E. Rushton , Humboldt State Univ., Berlin, Germany
pp. T4D28-28

Introduction to LabVIEW two-part exercise (Abstract)

S.D. Alsaialy , Dept. of Eng., San Diego Univ., CA, USA
S.M. Lord , Dept. of Eng., San Diego Univ., CA, USA
D.M. Tawy , Dept. of Eng., San Diego Univ., CA, USA
pp. T4E-6

J-DSP-C, a control systems simulation environement: labs and assessment (Abstract)

A. Spanias , Dept. of Eng., San Diego Univ., CA, USA
K. Tsakalis , Dept. of Eng., San Diego Univ., CA, USA
T. Thrasyvoulou , Arizona State University
pp. T4E11-16

Interactive learning tools for enhancing the education in control systems (Abstract)

V. Kroumov , Fac. of Eng., Okayama Sci. Univ., Japan
K. Shibayama , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
A. Inoue , Dept. of Eng., San Diego Univ., CA, USA
pp. 23-28

A new frontier in engineering education: importing courses (Abstract)

F.S. Barnes , University of Colorado at Boulder
pp. T4F3-4

Student-centered learning in online and blended education on computer information systems (Abstract)

V. Uskov , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf. Syst., Bradley Univ., Peoria, IL, USA
pp. T4F-22

Progress on concept inventory assessment tools (Abstract)

J. Martin , Dept. of Mech. Eng., South Florida Univ., Tampa, FL, USA
S. Krause , Dept. of Eng., San Diego Univ., CA, USA
G.L. Gray , Open Univ., Tel Aviv, Israel
D.L. Evans , CRESMET, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
pp. T4G-8

Looking for convergence: laboratory learning and classroom learning (Abstract)

J. Turns , Open Univ., Tel Aviv, Israel
W.C. Newsletter , CRESMET, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA
pp. T4H-T41

Author Index (Abstract)

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