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2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) (2015)
Camino Real El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA
Oct. 21, 2015 to Oct. 24, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4799-8454-1
pp: 1-6
Alexey Dukhanov , Department of High Performance Computing, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Anna Bilyatdinova , Department of High Performance Computing, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Klavdiya Bochenina , Department of High Performance Computing, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Vladislav Karbovsky , Department of High Performance Computing, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
ABSTRACT
STEM education is a wide, advanced and fast-growing educational area. Thus, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) courses may become obsolete very quickly (as soon as the next semester). To gather up-to-date information for the core of a course (learning resources) for case studies and seminars, we propose an approach based on the study of recent scientific developments reflected in articles from international research databases. The process to prepare basic information to design a course in STEM follows the following steps: 1. Students must present one paper to classmates in a seminar (student prepopulates and sent to the teacher specially prepared for this purpose form). 2. Based on several papers, students must present different solutions for one problem in the area defined by the teacher, e.g. urban studies. We applied our approach experimentally to develop initial learning materials with the first intake of students to a new master program in Urban Supercomputing. During "Urban Systems Analysis" course, students prepared the materials for the next course "Urban Computer's Simulation". The experiment shows, that the proposed approach reduces teacher load in terms of designing learning resources and allows students to adopt and develop additional skills from individual work, project-based training and context-based learning.
INDEX TERMS
Proposals, Education, Writing, Scientific computing, Databases, System analysis and design, Software
CITATION

A. Dukhanov, A. Bilyatdinova, K. Bochenina and V. Karbovsky, "The approach to design of STEM courses' learning resources based on students' activity with the use of scientific resources' databases," 2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Camino Real El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA, 2015, pp. 1-6.
doi:10.1109/FIE.2015.7344417
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