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Automating E-Portfolio Review Processes

Hamid R. Arabnia, Azita Bahrami, Fernando G. Tinetti, Leonidas Deligiannidis, George Jandieri, and Ashu M. G. Solo CSREA Press PDF

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Automating E-Portfolio Review Processes

Kevin A. Gary, Anusha Gopalakrishnan

Department of Engineering and Computer Systems

Arizona State University kgary,agopala4@asu.edu

Abstract. E-portfolio management systems assume very high importance to universities as a means of evidence-based assessment of student work. With the availability of lot of open source e-portfolio tools, a great deal of work can be done to customize these to very specific needs. The goal of this project is to automate an E-portfolio review process using a conference paper style collaborative review workflow. Mahara is an open source e-Portfolio and social networking web application which has been used for this purpose.

This study aims at highlighting the role of technology in the growth of education.

for an outcome reviews and evaluates the respective portfolio against the outcome.

Index Terms— Software engineering, e-portfolio tools, Mahara, Workflow Management, Outcomes,

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On the Automated Passengers’ Authenticated Bus Transit Services in South Africa

Hamid R. Arabnia, Azita Bahrami, Fernando G. Tinetti, Leonidas Deligiannidis, George Jandieri, and Ashu M. G. Solo CSREA Press PDF

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On the Automated Passengers’ Authenticated Bus Transit

Services in South Africa

Bassey Isong, Egbe Dominic, Gilbert Dzawo

Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Venda

Thohoyandou, South Africa

Abstract— Today, the impact of information technology has been beneficial and witnessed in every key sector of human endeavour such as healthcare, transportation, education, e-government, entertainment, nations and so on. However, in the perspective of transportation, the existing bus transit system in South Africa (SA) is still characterized by inefficient manual operations such as poor quality of service, non-user friendly and inefficient passenger identification. In this case, due to the economic and developmental role played by the bus transport sector in SA, it is important that some advanced information and communication technology (ICT) tools be incorporated into its operations. This requires a system that automates all the bus transit services and has the capability to authenticate passengers in a real-time mode. Therefore, this paper, proposes an automated bus transit system that offers e-subscription and real-time biometric passengers’ authentication. This will proffer solution to the challenges faced by the bus transit industry in SA.

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Integrating WeBWork in Calculus III

Hamid R. Arabnia, Azita Bahrami, Fernando G. Tinetti, Leonidas Deligiannidis, George Jandieri, and Ashu M. G. Solo CSREA Press PDF

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Integrating WeBWork in Calculus III

Larry Wang

Mathematics Department, Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA, USA

Abstract - The aim of this paper is to demonstrate how the online homework improves the student success rates in one

Calculus III course. WeBWork provided by the Mathematical

Association of America is adopted as the online homework system. In the fall 2013, the system was implemented in one class of Calculus III. As a result, the passing rate of the section with WeBWork is well above other sections without

WeBWork (about 7% higher). The paper also shows how the

WeBWork system was used.

Keywords: Online grading, WeBWorK, pass rate.

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Introduction

This is a continuation of the previous project,

“Improving Student Success Rate with Online Homework”.

After successfully implementing WeBWork as an online homework grading system in one section of PreCalculus and one section Calculus I in the spring of 2013, we have seen a tremendous increase (about 17%) in the passing rates and an improvement of grades (about 20% increase in grades of A or

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Scrivania: Public services execution and Semantic Search

Hamid R. Arabnia, Azita Bahrami, Fernando G. Tinetti, Leonidas Deligiannidis, George Jandieri, and Ashu M. G. Solo CSREA Press PDF

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Scrivania: Public services execution and Semantic

Search

Riccardo Cognini, Damiano Falcioni, Marco Maccari, Alberto Polzonetti and Barbara Re

Computer Science Division

University of Camerino

Camerino (MC), 62032, ITALY

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Abstract— Public Administration sector in modern society is characterized by the need to support extremely complex processes in order to provide services to citizen. In this area, transparency is one of the most important requirement to improve the quality of provided public services. In this paper we present a tool supporting PAs collaboration and transparency, named Scrivania. It allows Public Administration employee to model and publish their services and then be guided during the

Business Processes model execution. Instead, citizens, using

Scrivania, can search and execute the provided services, tracing their execution and, in case of delay, observe the state it occurs.

Citizens can also be helped by a semantic search in order to execute specific tasks in a process.

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New Windows Rootkit Technologies for Enhancing Digital Rights Management in Cloud Computing Environments

Hamid R. Arabnia, Azita Bahrami, Fernando G. Tinetti, Leonidas Deligiannidis, George Jandieri, and Ashu M. G. Solo CSREA Press PDF

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New Windows Rootkit Technologies for Enhancing Digital

Rights Management in Cloud Computing Environments

Woei-Jiunn Tsaur and Jia-Xin Wu

Department of Information Management, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan

Abstract - With the increasing development of cloud computing technologies, digital contents such as music, movies, games, cartoon, and so on get more and more popular for entertainment, and therefore how to control and manage rights of digital contents has been becoming very critical in cloud computing environments. Sony-BMG used a rootkit to conceal the digital rights management (DRM) software, which is aptly installed in consumers’ computers to prevent unauthorized copying. In order to prevent unauthorized users from deleting the DRM software by employing anti-rootkit tools to remove the rootkit, we develop a new Windows driver-hidden rootkit to enhance DRM in cloud computing environments. The proposed Windows driver-hidden rootkit has verified that it can successfully avoid detection of a variety of well-known anti-rootkit tools in cloud computing environments. Our contributions are mainly twofold. Firstly, in cloud computing environments we can use the proposed new rootkit technology to reinforce the

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