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Section, Title of paper, Abstract of paper

1. RESERVED, Section: M&M
Title of paper: RESERVED

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2. RESERVED, Section: SOFT
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3. VLADA MARIN, PhD Assoc. Professor,
University of Bucharest, România
vlada[at]fmi.unibuc.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: RESERVED

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4. BOGDAN MIHAI , PhD Assoc. Professor
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department, "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu, Romania
mihai.bogdan[at]ulbsibiu.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Using the NI USB-6008 DAQ Device, to Make a Traffic Light

Abstract: A street traffic light for cars has been developed using data acquisition board (DAQ) and National Instruments LabVIEW software package. Data acquisition will be made through the NI USB-6008 development platform. Programming will be done using the LabVIEW graphical programming software. The data acquisition driver developed by National Instruments, NI DAQmx, is the software for easy hardware communication.
For implement this project we will need the following materials: an NI USB-6008 data acquisition board, breadboard, 3 LEDs (Red, Yellow and Green), 3x220 ohm resistors and jumpers wires to connect.

Ref.: http://www.ulbsibiu.ro/en/

5. BOGDAN MIHAI, PhD Assoc. Professor
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department, "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu, Romania
mihai.bogdan[at]ulbsibiu.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Traffic Light Using Arduino Uno and LabVIEW

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to design and implement a low cost system intended in terms of hardware and software, to make a street traffic light for cars. This system will be built using the Arduino Uno development platform, and programming will be done using the LabVIEW graphical programming. Hardware resources that will be used in the paper are: Arduino Uno, a red, yellow and green LED, a breadboard, 3 x suitable resistors for the LEDs you have (probably 220 Ohms is fine) and connecting wires.
The results will be displayed through the serial interface on the computer in the LabVIEW program, and also on the three LEDs on the breadboard.

Ref.: http://www.ulbsibiu.ro/en/

6. SINU RALUCA, PhD Senior Lecture
Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Letters, Transilvania University of Braşov, Romania
raluca.sinu[at]unitbv.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Involving students in the creation of an intranet glossary: outcomes and challenges

Abstract: Computers have changed the face of dictionaries, but also the lexicographic landscape, including the way lexicography is taught. Nowadays, it is easier for students to put into practice their theoretical knowledge and take part in the design and construction of new lexicographic tools. This paper will focus, on the one hand, on the LEXICA-Admin glossary project as a teaching instrument, because it involved the participation of master students from Transilvania University of Braşov, and was based on the infrastructure of the pilot e-dictionary Lexica (http://lexica.unitbv.ro/). On the other hand, we will refer to the result of the project, i.e. an intranet Romanian-English glossary of administrative terms from higher education, a necessary tool for university staff dealing with the translation into English of official documents. Thus, we will first present the aims and features of the glossary, and then we will describe the stages of the project, emphasizing their challenges and associated outcomes for students.

Ref.: http://www.unitbv.ro/en/

7. SAIFUL IZWAN ZAINAL, PhD Student
University of Warwick, UK, England
saifulizwan_84[at]yahoo.com
Section: TECH
Title of paper: A Multi-case Analysis of Teachers’ Cognition about and Use of Digital Technology for Literacy Instruction

Abstract: There has been few descriptive and in-depth study on teacher cognitions about how to use digital technology in English literacy instruction, and not many studies that describe their use of digital technology in detail. This is an issue that should be given attention because teachers' cognitions about and use of digital technology are often associated with each other, and the knowledge of these elements is essential for improving the quality of teaching and learning. The objectives of the study are: 1) to examine the nature of Malaysian teachers’ cognitions about (the use of) digital technology in English literacy instruction, 2) to investigate the origin of teachers’ cognitions, 3) to explore how Malaysian teachers use digital technology for literacy instruction in the classroom, and 4) to examine how Malaysian teachers’ cognitions about digital technology are related to their use of digital technology in ESL literacy instruction. This study examines teachers’ cognitions about and uses of digital technology in English literacy instruction among three teachers in Malaysia. While being descriptive and exploratory in nature, this research design focuses on employing a multiple case study approach. The teachers were surveyed, interviewed, and observed about their cognitions and uses of digital technology in English literacy instruction. Results showed that although the teachers surveyed strongly believe in the abilities and capabilities of digital technology in improving teaching, they still seem to have some concerns and confusion about the implementation of the use of technology as a whole.

Ref.: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/

8. BROADWICK TONY (1), PhD MBA
DZIONEK-KOZŁOWSKA JOANNA (2), PhD
(1) University of Texas, USA
(2) Łodz University, Poland
tonybroadwick[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Incorporating Group Projects in E-Learning: Challenges for the Educators

Abstract: Based on a survey of more than 500 college students in the U.S., Poland, and Romania, this paper identifies how a teacher may train and prepare the students to work in groups while taking online and traditional courses. As such, our approach is prescriptive.
As the demand for online courses escalates and more and institutions of higher education come onboard offering courses and programs, a demand is growing for the content developers as well as teachers who can hold the students’ attention. Simple talking-heads and text-heavy PowerPoints slides are ineffective in online delivery. Creativity, visual variety, and engaging assignments are going to separate the successful courses from the failed ones. The challenges for the online teachers are further complicated by an ever-growing demand by the employers for people that can successful work in teams, and collaborate with other group members. Cooperation is deemed more important than leadership. Previous research has shown that learners in traditional classroom settings tend to view group work as non-productive, wasteful, and experiences lacking in equal inputs from all group members, thus, causing frustration for the active participants and an opportunity for the free-riders. Most teachers leave the students to figure out for themselves as to how to complete the given assignments. The result: dissatisfaction among the learners, and projects that are of average quality. This paper offers some suggestions for effectively incorporating group projects in virtual learning experiences.

Ref.: https://iso.uni.lodz.pl/

9. ILIESCU DRAGOS, IEEE Member
IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA
dragos.iliescu[at]ieee.org
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Identity criteria, Knowledge Formation and Conformity Concepts in Learning Space

Abstract: Paperwork reveals the achieved results about the study of knowledge formation with specificity to the domains of compliance and conformity, two concepts developed within a specified learning space. These concepts require an ontological perspective definition. Conformity and nonconformity versus compliance and noncompliance are all approached to define how and when the knowledge formation occurs and what are possible adverse effects developed for the case of nonconformity. Research methodology goes on the theories of Experiential Learning, Knowledge Space and Conceptual Space. These are embedded into an ontological framework intended to give a proper view of the learning process. This approach had reduced, but enlisting only, the importance of the teacher or learner perceptions as these comes with subjective arguments into the theme herein. The definitions of conformity and compliance within learning space are constructed based on certain formulas introduced about learning process trigger, learning trigger ontological nature and typology of existing mental objects within the specified conceptual space. The achieved results showed a specialization over the considered concepts depending upon the involved mental objects got a physical representation or not. Compliance is the case where physical representation is not yet present, but conformity claims the existence of a physical object created by applied mental objects acquired from the learning process. Achieved formulas and definitions were introduced regarding a domain which extends related scope over the education system boundaries and shown that the learner status should be gained within the learning process as a starting trigger of the process. Therefore the learning process has been understood from ubiquitous perspective.

Ref.: https://www.ieee.org

10. ZAHARESCU EUGEN, PhD Assoc. Professor
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, "Ovidius" University of Constanta, Romania
ezaharescu[at]univ-ovidius.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: New E-learning Platforms and Projects to Re-shape Modern On-line Education

Abstract: The paper uncovers modern and even revolutionary e-learning projects and initiatives intended to re-shape the contemporary educational domain. The comparative analysis of these projects is based on several main criteria like: best use of IT&C, e-learning sustainability, engineering & IT innovation, scalability and overall impact. In terms of the digital content, the taxonomy of these platforms and projects for e-learning process reveals several main categories: Fundamental and Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities. In terms of the e-learning IT&C technologies used for implementation and the initially designed main scope, the taxonomy presents the following categories: IT&C Tools for E-Learning, Teaching & Assessment, IT&C Support & Services, Hybrid E-Learning, Professional E-Education and Training, Teaching Applications for Education Delivery

Ref.: http://www.univ-ovidius.ro

11. CRIȘAN GABRIELA ILEANA, PhD Student
ALBULESCU ION, PhD Professor
Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Psychology and Science of Education, Romania
crisangabriela[at]gmail.com
albulescum[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: From STEM to STEAM through flipped classroom. Imitation as a semantic mark

Abstract: At European level and not only, they have been searching for solutions to motivate students’ study within the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The initiatives carried out in this respect derive from a certain concern regarding the lack of labor able persons required by the 21st century economy. Even if STEM education could provide solutions to these problems by developing the students’ ability for problem solving, critical thinking, communication abilities,etc., there is a certain resentment in the students’ attitude towards these subjects. In order to acquire their motivation, A,”the power of creativity” has joined STEM’s ”innovation engine”. Flipped classroom instructional strategy is one of the means which can lead to the development of creativity within the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, Mathematics). The present study suggests the approaching of flipped classroom strategy to ensure the passage from imitation to creativity within the framework of STEAM specific activities characteristic to the Romanian primary education.

Keywords: flipped classroom, STEAM, aesthetic education, component analysis, primary education, semiotics

Ref.: http://www.ubbcluj.ro/en/

12. MEHRAN GHOLIZADEH, MSc Student
FATTANEH TAGHIYAREH, PhD Assoc.Professor
SAEED ALVANDKOOHI, MSc Student
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran Tehran, Iran
crisangabriela[at]gmail.com
mehr.gholizadeh[at]ut.ac.ir
ftaghiyar[at]ut.ac.ir
alvandkoohi[at]ut.ac.ir
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Toward a Clear Image of Clear Goals in Gamified Environments

Abstract: The promise of using digital game elements for the goal of learning is that the privileges of games are being utilized in the educational environments. This study aims to assess the impact of clear goals on the learners in a gamified educational environment. This paper deals with five kinds of engagement-oriented features by which the clear goals defined including perfection, precision, presence, and pace. The learners are divided into five groups that to each of which one of the defined clear goals is assigned. To assess the impact of each type of clear goal, the inferential statistical tests on the means of each feature in different groups were done. The results indicate that the pace and perfection features are beneficial for defining clears goals, but three other features could not do the same job so that they seem to be ineffectual. In a further experiment, inferential statistics tests have been done again considering gender factor. The results were same except for the precision and punctuality features which showed to be neutral in the female group. The reason behind being beneficial is that such features are proper to be instructed. In the case of being ineffectual, the nature of the feature is unable to be guided. When a feature is neutral, it means that there is no enough evidence to judge its effectiveness. The results of this paper help researchers profoundly understand the function of clear goals with respect to the way the gamified educational environment is designed.

Ref.: http://ut.ac.ir/en

13. OPREA MIHAELA, PhD Professor
Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Department of Automatic Control, Computers and Electronics, Romania
m_oprea[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: On the development of an educational ontology for logic programming

Abstract: Educational ontologies are important resources for the support of didactical activities in a university (i.e. teaching, learning and examination). They conceptualize certain educational domains and can be used as standalone resources (i.e. strictly as a vocabulary of terms with their definition) or as “building blocks” for web-based education, e-learning platforms, and intelligent tutoring systems. The paper focuses on some details related to the development of an educational ontology for the course of Logic Programming thought at the Computer Science specialization. A preliminary form of a prototype ontology implemented in Protégé is also described.

Ref.: https://www.upg-ploiesti.ro/en

14. DULAMĂ MARIA ELIZA (1), PhD Professor
BUZILĂ SANDA-RAVECA (1,2), MSc student and teacher
ILOVAN OANA-RAMONA (3), PhD Assoc.Professor
KOSINSZKI SORIN-ALIN (1), PhD Assoc. Lecturer
(1) Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education, “Babeș-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca
(2) “Iacob şi Ioachim Mureşanu” Secondary School, Rebrişoara, Bistriţa-Năsăud County
(3) Faculty of Geography, “Babeș-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca,
Romania
dulama[at]upcmail.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: How Well Prepared Are the Primary Grades in Romania to Use Digital Textbooks?

Abstract: Digital textbooks were introduced in the Romanian education system in 2014. In order to find out how prepared were the primary grades teachers and pupils to use the six digital textbooks of Mathematics and Environmental Exploration, for the 2nd grade, we administered a questionnaire. At the questionnaire, with 14 items, 36 primary grades teachers answered on a voluntary basis. We analyzed teachers’ information and opinions about the following: the context in which they achieved knowledge about the digital textbooks, how adequate the respective technology was, the appropriateness of infrastructure and human resource for using the respective textbooks, the electronic support and the electronic apparatuses used, the context of using them and the forms of organizing the activities for their use, the frequency of their use during classes, and the importance of working with those digital textbooks, as well as some of their disadvantages.
15. MAGDAȘ IOANA (1), PhD Assoc. Professor
BUZILĂ SANDA-RAVECA (1,2), MSc student and teacher
DULAMĂ MARIA ELIZA (1), PhD Professor
ILOVAN OANA-RAMONA (3), PhD Assoc. Professor
(1) Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education, “Babeș-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca
(2) “Iacob şi Ioachim Mureşanu” Secondary School, Rebrişoara, Bistriţa-Năsăud County
(3) Faculty of Geography, “Babeș-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca,
Romania
magdas_ioana[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Primary Grades Teachers’ Perceptions on a Mathematics and Environmental Exploration Digital Textbook

Abstract: The primary grades teachers’ opinions about using the Mathematics and Environmental Exploration (MEE) digital textbook for the 2nd grade, edited by CD PRESS (2014) were collected by means of using a questionnaire. 16 primary grades teachers who used the textbook during classes agreed to complete the questionnaire voluntarily and anonymously. The research material consisted of the answers to the 10 items in the questionnaire. They focused on the following issues concerning the respective digital textbook: ways of choosing the digital textbook, frequency of its use during classes, types of the provided interactive multimedia extensions, elements characteristic of this digital textbook, its technical and functional features, procedures necessary for using it, procedures that can be realized on the text, observing the rules for writing the text, observing certain quality criteria/indicators, advantages of using the digital textbook.
16. BUZILĂ SANDA-RAVECA (1,2), MSc student and teacher
DULAMĂ MARIA ELIZA (1), PhD Professor
CIASCAI LILIANA (1), PhD Professor
ILOVAN OANA-RAMONA (3), PhD Assoc. Professor
(1) Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education, “Babeș-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca
(2) “Iacob şi Ioachim Mureşanu” Secondary School, Rebrişoara, Bistriţa-Năsăud County
(3) Faculty of Geography, “Babeș-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca,
Romania
liliciascai[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Interactive Multimedia Learning Activities (IMLA) in a Digital Textbook

Abstract: The aim of our research was to analyse the primary grades teachers’ opinions about the interactive multimedia learning activities (IMLA) within the Mathematics and Environmental Exploration digital textbook for the 2nd grade, published by CD PRESS (2014). We collected teachers’ opinions, who used the textbook during classes, using a questionnaire that 16 teachers completed voluntarily and anonymously. We focused on the following issues concerning the IMLA: constituent elements of dynamic IMLA, methods and text types used during dynamic IMLA, efficiency degree of dynamic IMLA, according to the text type and its presentation, quality of the assessed activities according to 23 criteria, advantages and disadvantages of the dynamic IMLA.
17. ILOVAN OANA-RAMONA (3), PhD Assoc. Professor
BUZILĂ SANDA-RAVECA (1,2), MSc student and teacher
DULAMĂ MARIA ELIZA (1), PhD Professor
BUZILĂ LEON(1,2), MSc student and teacher
(1) Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education, “Babeș-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca
(2) “Iacob şi Ioachim Mureşanu” Secondary School, Rebrişoara, Bistriţa-Năsăud County
(3) Faculty of Geography, “Babeș-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca,
Romania
ilovanoana[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Study on the Features of Geography/Sciences Interactive Multimedia Learning Activities (IMLA) in a Digital Textbook

Abstract: The aim of our research was analysing the interactive multimedia learning activities (IMLA) with a Geography/Sciences contents within the Mathematics and Environmental Exploration digital textbooks for the 2nd grade, edited by the CD PRESS Publishing House in 2014. We conceived an assessment grid focusing a series of features of the respective Geography/Sciences activities: animation type, clarity and relevance of the included images, unfolding speed of the images, manner of realising the unfolding (e.g. zooming), existence of marking (e.g. arrows) and the accordance between image and orally transmitted information (image-oral text simultaneity), information correctness, information load amount, information accessibility, didactic method used, number of tasks, stimulated cognitive processes, and activity duration.
18. FARIMA DANIELA (1), PhD Assoc. Professor
BULIGA VALENTIN (1), PhD Student
SALISTEAN ADRIAN (2), Researcher
(1) Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi of Iasi
(2) National Research and Development Institute for Textiles and Leather, Bucharest,
Romania
d_farima[at]yahoo.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Software application for the assessment of hydrophilicity of textile materials

Abstract: Because textiles can be assimilated with more or less homogeneous capillaria, hydrophilicity can be determined under laboratory conditions, through different and specific assessing methods and indicators, based on the principle of capillarity. In order to avoid inducing errors in the appreciation of the hydrophilicity, we recommend using in parallel multiple methods and comparing the results. This approach requires a large amount of time and work that can be simplified by the use of a software application presented in this paper. Application implies the creation of a database that enables the user to select the desired method for the determination of hydrophilicity and the introduction of the experimental values specific to this method. The calculated values of the indicators specific to the selected method as well as the related graphs keep on being generated. After finishing the methods selected by the user, the application allows to compare the results obtained for the reaction to water of the tested textiles by using the key COMPARISON. The software application can be used both as a teaching material for students as well as a working instrument for master students and PhD students and/or specialists in the field of textiles.
19. FARIMA DANIELA (1), PhD Assoc. Professor
BULIGA VALENTIN (1), PhD Student
SALISTEAN ADRIAN (2), Researcher
(1) Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi of Iasi
(2) National Research and Development Institute for Textiles and Leather, Bucharest,
Romania
d_farima[at]yahoo.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Software application for the assessment of the fabric behavior in wet environments

Abstract: The hygroscopicity of textile fabric is determined by the nature of the raw material, the parameters of the technological processes for processing and finishing of yarns and textile surfaces, by the relative humidity of the outside environment, the permanence in a wet environment, the speed of air currents, the ambient air temperature, the condition of the dressed body. The software application, using the experimental values as the input data (the area of the test samples, the relative humidity of the environment, the permanence time of the test samples with fabric in the wet environment, the mass of the conditioned test samples, the mass of the test samples after being maintained in the environment with a certain relative humidity. Output data are: values of hygroscopicity obtained after certain periods of permanence in a wet environment, values of the hygroscopicity index corresponding to the same time intervals. There is a possibility of generating the hysteresis curves for each analyzed fabric, displaying the variation graph and histograms. The software application reduces the time and workload required for the input data processing, and it can be used both in research activities and in the teaching activities.
20. FARIMA DANIELA , PhD Assoc. Professor
BULIGA VALENTIN , PhD Student
Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi of Iasi,
Romania
d_farima[at]yahoo.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Software application for the calculation of the moisture permeability index

Abstract: The index of moisture permeability is a criterion of comparison of thermo physiological quality of textile material, as a size that does not depend on the thickness. This software application is meant to create a database, which includes as input data the thickness of the textile material, the coefficient of thermal conductivity and the vaporization coefficient values, and as output values, the application generates values for the heat resistance, and the moisture resistance of the fabric, as well as values for the moisture permeability index. The application contains ranges of values for the moisture permeability index for different purposes with the possibility of classifying the generated values with experimental data in one of these categories. Thus, knowing the moisture permeability index the researcher will know how to direct the fabric to the most appropriate area of use thereof in terms of thermo physiological comfort. The use of this software application reduces the time and workload for the solving of the calculation algorithms for the moisture permeability index. This application can be used both by students and PhD students or specialists in the field, interested by the approach of this aspect regarding the behavior of the fabrics with moisture permeability


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