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Tonsmann, Guillermo – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2014
This paper discusses the effectiveness of the videoconferencing software Blackboard Collaborate for carrying out instruction at college level to students attending classes synchronously at multiple locations. The paper describes the motivation for this study, a brief literature review on the subject, the methodology used, and the results obtained.…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Computer Mediated Communication, Synchronous Communication, Distance Education
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Michael, Timothy B.; Williams, Melissa A. – Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 2013
As online programs at conventional universities continue to expand, administrators and faculty face new challenges. Academic dishonesty is nothing new, but an online testing environment requires different strategies and tactics from what we have had to consider in the past. Our university has recently adapted successful face-to-face programs in…
Descriptors: Cheating, Online Courses, Ethics, Computer Assisted Testing
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Moll, Mark; Bordeaux, Janice; Kavraki, Lydia E. – Computer Science Education, 2013
Motion planning is a core problem in robotics concerned with finding feasible paths for a given robot. Motion planning algorithms perform a search in the high-dimensional continuous space of robot configurations and exemplify many of the core algorithmic concepts of search algorithms and associated data structures. Motion planning algorithms can…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Active Learning, Student Projects, Robotics
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Dallas, T.; Berg, J. M.; Gale, R. O. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2012
This paper describes the goals, pedagogical system, and educational outcomes of a three-semester curriculum in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The sequence takes engineering students with no formal MEMS training and gives them the skills to participate in cutting-edge MEMS research and development. The evolution of the curriculum from…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Competition, Curriculum Development, Manufacturing
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Yuen, Timothy; Liu, Min – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2011
This paper presents a cognitive model of how interactive multimedia authoring (IMA) affect novices' cognition in object-oriented programming. This model was generated through an empirical study of first year computer science students at the university level being engaged in interactive multimedia authoring of a role-playing game. Clinical…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Programming, Cognitive Processes, Task Analysis
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Schultz, Leah – Information Systems Education Journal, 2011
This research investigates the implementation of the programming language Alice to teach computer programming logic to computer information systems students. Alice has been implemented in other university settings and has been reported to have many benefits including object-oriented concepts and an engaging and fun learning environment. In this…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Student Surveys, Visual Aids
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Stewart, Barbara; Hutchins, Holly M.; Ezell, Shirley; De Martino, Darrell; Bobba, Anil – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2010
Case study methodology was used to describe the challenges experienced in the development of a virtual component for a freshman-level undergraduate course. The purpose of the project was to use a virtual environment component to provide an interactive and engaging learning environment. While some student and faculty feedback was positive, this…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Online Courses, Virtual Classrooms, Electronic Learning
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2010
For the thirty-third year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. This is Volume #2 of the 33rd "Annual Proceedings of Selected Papers on the Practice of Educational Communications and Technology." This volume includes…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Management Systems, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites