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Hamid R. Arabnia Azita Bahrami, Leonidas Deligiannidis, George Jandieri, Ashu M. G. Solo, and Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF
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Decimal to Binary Number Conversion can be Fun

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

Int'l Conf. Frontiers in Education: CS and CE | FECS'14 |

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Decimal to Binary Number Conversion can be Fun

Irene Polycarpou1

School of Sciences, University of Central Lancashire Cyprus, Larnaka, Cyprus

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Abstract - Numbering systems are of great importance in

Computer Science and Engineering education. The binary numbering system can be considered as one of the most fundamental, since its understanding is essential for the understanding of other Computer Science and Engineering concepts, such as data representation, data storage, computer architecture, networking, and many more. Yet, students are having difficulties understanding it. One approach which has been shown to improve learning of different science and mathematics concepts is the use of educational games.

Educational games have the potential to engage and motivate learners through fun activities. This paper presents a small exploratory survey on an electronic educational game for practicing decimal to binary number conversions.

Keywords: undergraduate Computer Science and

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A Framework of Preparing Minority Students in Computer Science for the Industrial Career

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

Int'l Conf. Frontiers in Education: CS and CE | FECS'14 |

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A Framework of Preparing Minority Students in Computer Science for the Industrial Career

Yujian Fu

Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Alabama A&M University, Normal AL, U.S.A.

Abstract— The lack of preparedness of Computer Science graduates for a professional career is a common complaint raised by industry practitioners. The career progression of many new graduates is severely impacted due to the lack of problem solving capabilities and well rounded skills.

For example, some of the technically stronger graduates lack communication and managerial skills and vise versa.

Industry based capstone projects, incorporated as a part of an undergraduate degree, are a well accepted means of preparing students for their professional careers. This paper using a curriculum design of object oriented implementation class of graduate students at the Alabama A&M University with engaging in industry based projects at the first year of their degree to illustrate how to increase student motivation, improve software development capability, increase problemsolving capability and speed up the skills and knowledge of engineering discipline. The project developed in the curriculum aims at providing students a real-world software engineering development experience, improving student programming skills and project management capability and object oriented design concepts, and preparing them for industry. At the end of semester, we observed a successful achievement of these projects in giving aspects of evaluation. We believe this achievement is due to the practice on the object oriented programming language and project design framework. Finally, we believe this approach can be extended to any other objective problem solving framework, focusing on managerial, engineering and science classes.

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An Environment to Promote a Visual Learning of Calculus

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

Int'l Conf. Frontiers in Education: CS and CE | FECS'14 |

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An environment to promote a visual learning of Calculus

P. Salinas1, E. Quintero2, and E. González-Mendívil2

Mathematics, ITESM, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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Mathematics, ITESM, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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Abstract - This paper presents a didactical experience taking place at 2012 in a Calculus I course with 24 college students.

The scenario, including the simulation of uniformly accelerated motion over a straight line, is analyzed through a dynamical software. Additional to the simulation, SimCalc educational software allows the graphical interplay between velocity and position graphs, and through this visual perception, the emergence of prediction questions about the motion are promoted. Students should deal with them making use of algebraic and numeric procedures related to linear and quadratic equations. Results make us believe in the potential for the learning of calculus of a new way to deal with the visual perception of graphs, as tools for the mathematical reasoning involving numerical, algebraic and graphical representations of functions involved with the visualization of the motion scenario.

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Integrating Culture Intelligence into Computer Science

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

Int'l Conf. Frontiers in Education: CS and CE | FECS'14 |

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Integrating Culture Intelligence into Computer Science

Zhao Xin Wu1, Li ZHOU2

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Computer Science Department, University of Quebec in Montreal, Montreal, Canada zhao_xin_wu@hotmail.com

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School of Electronic and Control Engineering, Chang'an University, Xi’an, P.R. China

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Abstract - Research on Cultural Intelligence provides a new perspective and promising means of reducing intercultural conflicts and obstacles. Up until now, research in this domain has used traditional methods and has relied mainly on questionnaires to manually evaluate the Cultural Intelligence of individuals. This research aims to invent a Cultural

Intelligence evaluation computational model which implements the model in an expert system, in order to evaluate precisely the Cultural Intelligence of individuals and organizations through the use of Artificial Intelligence technology. The purpose of this system is to support users in solving the intercultural adaptation problems that they face in various authentic situations. As a ‘culturally aware’ intelligent evaluation system, this system can be used to evaluate individuals and organizations in Cultural

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