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Name, Title, Affiliation, Country

Section, Title of paper, Abstract of paper

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

Abstract:
2. VLADA MARIN (1), PhD Assoc. Professor,
ADĂSCĂLIŢEI ADRIAN (2), PhD Professor,
(1) University of Bucharest
(2) "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi,
România
vlada[at]fmi.unibuc.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: History of Informatics. From recursitivity to the Turing universal machine and Horn clauses

Abstract:
3. VLADA MARIN, PhD Assoc. Professor,
University of Bucharest,
România
vlada[at]fmi.unibuc.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Dr. Ştefan Odobleja, A Scientific Visionary, precursor of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence

Abstract: ...
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
21. CAMPEAN IOANA-MARIA, PhD Student
Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Psychology and Science of Education,
Romania
ioanamariacampean[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: A Comparative Docimologic Perspective on the European and Romanian Education Landscape

Abstract: Improvement of education quality and effectiveness lies at the core of the education policy debate, both nation- and European Union-wide. According to the Lisbon strategy on social progress and cohesion in Europe, the quality of education and training is on top of the list of chief EU objectives until 2020. Enhancing performance in compulsory education, in particular improving science, reading and mathematics literacy, and in general equipping young people for a knowledge-based society are the main drivers in the framework of today’s education.
Key words: assessment, areas of assessment, performance, tests
22. SANDEVA VASKA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
"Goce Delchev" University of Stip, Department of Architecture and Design,
Macedonia
vaska.sandeva[at]ugd.edu.mk
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Chaos as Art principle - Reason for composition imbalance

Abstract: Art is a human activity, product or idea of that activity associated with the senses, emotions and intellect. Art is inherent in humans making them separate and different from the other living beings. This conception of art as an autonomous activity is as a product of artists who are looking for beauty, dates back to ancient times. The simplest definition of the term art is that it is a human creativity. Although today the term art commonly involves visual art, the concept of what art is has constantly changed over the centuries. Perhaps the most consistent definition is the most general one - the notion that art refers to all creative and artistic actions of man. As a product of visual arts, the artist creates a composition that is a work of art. Composition means combining elements and principles in making a creation. The principles of good design are tools that the artist uses to create an effective composition. Whether a design is weak or strong depends on the knowledge of the artist designer for principles, and his ability to apply them. Based on the layout, there may be several types of composition. But when the elements do not have a proper arrangement, it is a chaotic composition.
23. DESPOT KATERINA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
"Goce Delchev" University of Stip, Department of Architecture and Design,
Macedonia
katerina.despot[at]ugd.edu.mk
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Similarities and differences between design and artwork

Abstract: The crowd of people very rarely makes a distinction between the concepts of art and design and is very common confusion and mixing them. Elite and avant-garde designers like, theorists, critics through practice and theory for years tend to bring together the various philosophers to the table through various interactive examples. Industrialization as the main culprit enables these two separate disciplines to get directions and to develop within its meaning. The design works in the field where it is happening everyday practice and commerce, unlike art which allowed greater experimentation with ideas. The design is a victim of the entertainment industry. He's seen and experienced by almost everyone throughout the day. The design is communication and function in visual form, designed for the general population or a segment. Designer addresses specified needs and solves problems. Art is elitist; it means that you can view in galleries and museums, displayed far from the mainstream of everyday experience. One who sees art may or may not have significant experience. Both disciplines are visual and belong to the broad categories of visual art. Both include aesthetic principles. Both are highly creative activities including processes that require time, observation and reflection.
24. SHIVACHEVA-PINEDA IVANKA, PhD Prof.
Faculty of Education, Trakia University - Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
ivanka.shivacheva[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Options for e-evaluation of the theoretical training of students of pedagogical disciplines

Abstract: The article examines the possibilities of e-evaluation of the theoretical training of students in pedagogical disciplines. Effective options are sought for the control and evaluation of academic education. The advantages and disadvantages of traditional forms and methods of assessment are considered. The е-evaluation is probated through the Moodle e-learning platform. The results of this form of control as well as comparative analysis with traditional forms are presented. Conclusions are made on its feasibility in the theoretical training of future pedagogues.
25. CHEN ZHENGXIN, PhD Prof.
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Nebraska at Omaha
USA
zchen[at]unomaha.edu
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Developing Ontology-based Mental Models for Virtual Learning

Abstract: Mental models play important role in virtual learning, because the success of virtual learning cannot be achieved without an effective mental model (or models) hehind it. Therefore, it is a critical important issue of mapping students’ mental models (which may be flawed) to the ideal mental model(s). On the other hand, ontologies also play important role in virtual learning, and the relationship between ontologies and mental models should also be studied In this study, starting from a survey of selected research work on these topics, we propose an approach of developing ontology-based mental models for effective virtual learning. A brief research agenda towards our goal is also presented.
26. CHEN ZHENGXIN, PhD Prof.
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Nebraska at Omaha
USA
zchen[at]unomaha.edu
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Get to Know Your Own Mental Model: On the Role of Term Projects in Graduate Level Computer Science Courses

Abstract: A mental model is an explanation of someone's thought process about how something works in the real world. As such, students’ mental models on a particular subject play a critical role in all kinds of learning (including virtual learning). An effective virtual learning environment for learning a particular subject should aim at meximizing opportunities for students in developing good mental models for that subject. In addition, for the best outcome of learning, we also believe for computer science courses, granudate students should be able to check correcness of their mental models by themselves (even the term “mental model” is not necessarily explicitly introduced to students). In this paper, we explore the important role of conducting term projects in graduate-only Database Management Systems (DBMSs) for mental model development. Starting with an examination on mental models and their relationship with virtual learning environment, we discuss the rationale of designing term projects for these courses, and ways of doing it. We then present several case studies and present observations and lessons we have learned from these cases. We would like to encourage our colleagues from various parts of the world also pay good attention to the idea of “checking your own mental models” for effective learning, as well as for developing effective environments for virtual learning.
27. HORAȚIU CATALANO, PhD Assoc.Prof.
"Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Psychology and Science of Education,
Romania
horatiu.catalano[at]ubbcluj.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: E-Portfolio, a complementary assessment method in continuous training programs

Abstract: In this study, we aim to present the virtues of the digital / electronic portfolio, seen as an electronic collection of evidence: scientific papers, essays, reflections, factsheets, abstracts, records, cognitive maps etc. in the evaluation of pre-university teachers who are involved in the continuous training programs. As a research method, we used the questionnaire survey managed through Google Docs to 30 participants in one of the in-service training programs offered by the institution I represent.
E-Portfolio seen as an alternative assessment method supports the development of digital competences and online communication, contributes significantly to the development of critical thinking, visible learning, self-reflection etc. The electronic format of the documents allows learners to be evaluated through different storage media of the portfolio: Internet, CD, DVD or USB. Electronic portfolios have become an effective alternative to paper-based portfolios, as it offers the opportunity to review, communicate, and provide feedback in a flexible and dynamic manner
28. ZLATIN ZLATEV, Assist. Professor
STANKA BAYCHEVA, Assist. Professor
Trakia University - Stara Zagora, Faculty of Engineering and Technology,
Bulgaria
zlatin.zlatev[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Application of educational technical tools foranalysis the color of essential oils from white oregano

Abstract: The analysis of known literature show that there are a few publications related to measurement of color of white oregano essential oils. There are no known publications in accessible literature of measurement of color of these essential oils by document camera. Established is the possibility of measuring color with document camera in direction of determining the color characteristics of essential oils.The effectiveness of this type of measurement is confirmed by the study results.
29. 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: System for Controlling a Driver's Seat

Abstract: In the present paper I will describe the stages of realizing a system that allows the control of DC motors by PWM and the change of rotation direction using H-bridge with relays, in order to achieve the movement of the seat, the headrest and the backrest, for the driver's seat.
This system also monitors current consumption of motors using ACS714 current sensor. Upon reaching an obstacle, the current will rise above the nominal value, and when the sensor response through a processing circuit reaches the set threshold, the adjustment will stop.
This system will be built using the Arduino Uno development platform.

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

30. BURLACU NATALIA, PhD Assoc. Professor
BALMUȘ NICOLAE, PhD Assoc. Professor
VACARCIUC MARIANA, PhD Assoc. Professor
"Ion Creanga" Chishinau Pedagogical State University, Faculty of Educational Science and Informatics, Department of Informatics and Mathematics, Rep. Moldova
NatBurlacu[at]hotmail.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Role and configuration of digital textbook for musical education from the perspective of initial training for primary school teachers

Abstract: The authors of present article highlight and analyze some useful aspects of the of digital textbook for musical education’s process of developing and implementing on the computer from the perspective of the initial training of the primary school teachers in the university system in the Republic of Moldova.

Ref.: http://www.upsc.md/en/

31. RAILEAN ELENA, PhD Assoc. Professor
Tiraspol State University, Chisinau,
Rep. Moldova
elenarailean32[atgmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Metasystems Learning Design Theory on Information Visualization

Abstract: This paper presents the extension of Metasystems Learning Design Theory on Information Visualisation. Based on the hypothesis that educational norms have shifted considerably over the last decades, it is explained an innovative approach based on Lean Startup Theory. Within the context of global education, this chapter explores the Metasystems Learning Design Principles as a response to the research question: What is the information visualisation from the perspective of Metasystems Learning Design Theory? The chapter incorporates results of a survey regarding the students’ opinions of specific information visualisation features of the Metasystems Learning Design Theory and its practical applications with Open Educational Resources for the university courses: “Computational Chemistry”, “Knowledge Management” and “Scientific methodology and ethics of research”. This research serves the purpose of clearly illustrating the specific characteristics of information visualisation criteria in the higher education. Conclusions are provided at the end.
32. NEDEVA VESELINA, PhD Assoc. Professor
DINEVA SNEJANA, PhD Assoc. Professor
Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Faculty of Techniques and Technology,
Bulgaria
sbdineva[at]abv.bg
vnedeva[at]tk.uni-sz.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: The Benefits of Combining Social Media and e-learning for Training Improving in FTT Yambol

Abstract: In recent years, social media have become more and more popular in both business and education. Their use has a number of advantages that students are familiar with and apply on a daily basis. The report examines the most commonly used social media and the opportunities for their application in education. The purpose of the report is to present the way in which some of the most popular social media combine with e-learning conducted at the Faculty of Techniques and Technology in Yambol. The advantages and disadvantages of using them are analyzed. Conclusions on results and prospects were made.
Key words: social media, e-learning.

Ref.: http://uni-sz.bg/engl/

33. AILENI RALUCA MARIA, PhD Eng.
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Information Technology,
Romania
raluca.maria.aileni[at]gmail.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Respiration rate monitoring by wearable devices and biomedical telemetry system

Abstract: This paper presents an application of telemetry system for respiration rate monitoring for patients, athletes, fire-fighters or persons who work in dangerous environment. Remote patients monitoring is useful in case of chronic diseases (diabetes, hypertension, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Alzheimer, asthma, breast cancer, heart failure, obesity, sleep disorders or depression), drug delivery, elderly rehabilitation or vital signs monitoring during the transport to hospital in of accidents. The telemetry involves remote data measurements and was used in testing moving vehicle such as cars, aircrafts or missiles. Biomedical telemetry allows measurement of physiological signals obtained from sensors and transmitted wirelessly to a controller device that can post process the signals and send alarms to patients, medical staff, call emergency or store data locally in critical events. Moreover, wearable devices are worn by the patient as an accessory or are embedded into garment with the help of conductive threads or flexible technologies, and can be used to monitor several physiological parameters (glucose or cardiac events) or to work as receivers – transmitters of vital signals to an aggregator. In this paper, the telemetry system based on sensor device with conductive electrodes was designed and simulated by using MATLAB Simulink. Data is collected by wireless to VitalMon software and was developed a software module Breath Rate VitalMon. These aspects presented in this work are useful for learning about Telemedicine based on Virtual Tools.

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

34. AILENI RALUCA MARIA, PhD Eng.
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Information Technology,
Romania
raluca.maria.aileni[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Deep neural network for ECG evaluation and monitoring

Abstract: This paper presents a deep neural network (DNN) method for analyze and extract information from signals obtained from wearable devices for ECG. Data generated by biomedical monitoring can be extracted from knowledge database by using data mining algorithms in order to find patterns, to classify and generate a correlation analysis. Signal processing and deep artificial neural network for wearable ECG involves use of the algorithms for predictive hidden information extraction. The goal of using deep neural network for ECG signal processing is to develop a predictive and descriptive model that describe better cardiovascular diseases (e.g. ischemia, arrhythmias, heart block or others diseases) based on electrical signals obtained from biomedical sensors. This paper is useful in e-learning and training for e-health application. Moreover, this approach is useful for biometrical identification systems based on ECG.

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

35. THOMPSON DOMINIC, Higher Education Manager
DYER ALEC, Business Lecturer
South Downs College, Hampshire,
England
dthompson[at]southdowns.ac.uk
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: The lonely teacher - The application of joint practice development using an online portal

Abstract: Pedagogic Solitude (Schulman, 1993) exists in education with an unfortunate impact.. Through exploring the true passion of lecturers this study identifies that enabling individuals to take control of their own learning and CPD empowers them to be better teachers. Creating a culture where teachers drive their own development (see Fielding, 2005) has been shown to not only foster passion but also increase the outcomes of learners. Teachers have limited time, limited access to resources and training so therefore access to bottom up CPD is essential, This paper investigates the application of a teaching and learning portal developed within an FE setting that seeks to give teachers the platform to share, apply and learn themselves rather than have prescribed training enforced upon them.

Ref.: http://www.southdowns.ac.uk


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