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Name, Title, Affiliation, Country

Section, Title of paper, Abstract of paper

1. JUGUREANU RADU, Prof., eContent Manager
STAN MAGDA, Teacher
GORNEA BOGDAN, Software Developer
Siveco Romania,
Romania
radu.jugureanu[at]siveco.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: The digital Encyclopedia “Romania 1918. People, moments and images” dedicated to The Centenary of the Great Union from 1918 year

Abstract: In Premiere: The first project of the SIVECO Foundation, a free software product. „Romania 1918. People, moments and images” is a digital product created by SIVECO Romania, in partnership with prestigious cultural institutions and personalities of Romanian society.

It is our gift to Romania. The digital encyclopedia is accessible on AppStore, GooglePlay, WindowsStore and online.

The Encyclopedia is offered to Romanians everywhere, as a reminder of the most important national project:the national union. Chapters: I. The historical context (The Great War, The War in numbers and images), II. Romania under arms (From neutrality to belligerence, From noblemen to peasants: people and deeds), III. Homefront (The family, Everyday life).

The digital encyclopedia is dedicated to the thousands of Romanians and Romanians who sacrificed themselves for Romania to be the whole of today, an epic work, built by volunteering and generosity, which will be offered free to the Romanian school. It is our gift to Romania. We propose that you be contemporary with those real, authentic models that, through generosity, tolerance, sacrificeand simplicity offered us, today a beautiful Romania. And stand in front of them by teaching them the story. The people you will find in this Encyclopedia do not appear in the textbooks, but they are much more precious in their character than many who have notoriety.

Features: Language versions (The Encyclopedia is available in three languages: Romanian, English and (very soon) French); Images (Over 300 rare photographs, from private collections or museums (12 were animated)); Video (8 short filmed testimonies 3D, 12 3D objects, symbolic monuments of World War I and the Great Union, which can be explored from all angles); Interactive maps (24 interactive maps to track the progress of events and actors in the theater of war); Visibility (The font can be enlarged or reduced); Accessibility (The Encyclopedia is tailored to any type of device and can be viewed on your PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone); 3D Game (3D game simulating the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux).
Project Coordinator: Prof. Radu Jugureanu; Instructional Designer and Author: Prof. Magda Stan; Digital Creation, Coordinator: Bogdan Gornea

Ref.: http://romania1918.eu/index.html
M. Vlada, A gift for Romania by Siveco, http://mvlada.blogspot.com/2017/
The World Summit Awards (WSA) 2016: SIVECO Romania represented our country with the application of "Kazakhstan, the land of the great steppe" and won the big prize in the category Culture & Tourism, https://www.worldsummitawards.org/winner

1.a ALEXANDRU ADLER (1), Security Specialist,
RADU JUGUREANU (2), Prof., eContent Manager,
(1) eGain Corporation London,
United Kingdom
(2)Siveco Ronamia,
România
radu.jugureanu[at]siveco.ro
adler60000[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Ozias Adler (1928-2001), The Romanian Digital Printing Pioneer

Abstract: The ‘70s and the 80’s were very important for the Romanian printing industry. On a background of remarkable developments in the Romanian electronics industry and the emergence of the Intel 8080 and Zilog Z80 microprocessors and of the first personal computers, the Romanian printing industry started and successfully completed the transition from the lead-based alloys, manual and mechanical text editing and page formatting processes to digital printing.
The engines of this transition in Romania were the software variants written by Ozias Adler from the Polygraphic Research Center located in Filaret, Bucharest in a building near the Stamps Factory.
This new Romanian digital printing software created by Ozias Adler bridged all these gaps and allowed not just setting the typefaces (fonts) and their sizes, single-line and within paragraphs inter-lines’ alignment and same line equal dispersion of characters, various formatting instructions such as number of columns and their sizes, different charsets such as Greek for mathematical formulas etc. The entire text editing and formatting process was shifted from the typographic factory to the editors’ teams.

Keywords: Ozias Adler, computer, Romanian software, digital printing

2. VLADA MARIN, PhD Assoc. Professor,
University of Bucharest,
România
vlada[at]fmi.unibuc.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Grigore C. Moisil, Computer Pioneer Award and the father of Romanian Informatics

Abstract: The article describes ...
http://c3.icvl.eu/2018/gr-c-moisil
3. ASHRAF SALAH EL-DIN ZEIN EL-DIN (1), PhD
ADRIAN ADĂSCĂLIȚEI (2), PhD Prof.
MARINEL TEMNEANU (2), PhD
SEBASTIAN ARĂDOAIEI (2), PhD
(1) Faculty of Engineering, Menoufia University
Gamal Abd El Nasr St. - Shebin ElKoum - Menofia,
EGYPT
(2)Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technical University ”Gh. Asachi”, Iași,
ROMÂNIA
ashrafzeineldin[at]sh-eng.menofia.edu.eg
adrian.adascalitei[at]gmail.com
arsete[at]ee.tuiasi.ro
mtemnean[at]ee.tuiasi.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Blended Learning Methodologies and ePedagogical Approaches Used in an Electrical and Computer Engineering Education Program Leading to International Accreditation

Abstract: This review paper describes Blended Learning methodologies and pedagogical approaches which use ITC in the field of electrical and computer engineering education program leading to international accreditation. In this paper, we review also recent ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education), IEEE(Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), SEFI(European Society for Engineering Education), and IGIP(International Society for Engineering Education) papers to identify which pedagogical aspects of the instructional process have been published in the focus of this research area. Paper also reflects the experience of Technical University ”Gh. Asachi” from Iasi, Romania, and Menoufia University, Egypt, with this approach applied to Project ECEP (Development and Improvement of Curricula in the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering Program Leading to International Accreditation).

Keywords: ePedagogy, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Practices, Teacher Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering Education

Ref.: http://mu.menofia.edu.eg/ENG/Home/en | http://www.ee.tuiasi.ro/english/

4. DOM THOMPSON, HE Manager
Teaching and Learning, Havant and South Downs College, Portsmouth,
UK
dom.thompson[at]hsdc.ac.uk
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Developing Professional Capital: From Pedagogic Solitude to the Teacher's Takeaway

Abstract: This project demonstrates how the principles of Joint Practice Development (JPD) (Fielding et al, 2005) have been applied when attempting to solve the issue of staff engagement with CPD. The culmination of this project was the Teachers Takeaway (www.teacherstakeaway.co.uk) which is an online platform showcasing instances of outstanding teaching, learning and assessment where staff from 3 local colleges; Havant and South Downs, Eastleigh and Fareham College have recorded 3-5 minute videos on various topics including management of learning, use of technology and embedding English and Maths. The collaborative nature of JPD (and also the outcome of the project) sought to break the “silo mentality” or as Schulman (1993) calls it “pedagogic solitude” via inclusive and effective relationships being built and this website is an example of how that can be achieved.
5. ZLATEV ZLATIN, Ass. Prof.
BAYCHEVA STANKA, PhD candidate
Trakia University, St. Zagora,
Bulgaria
zlatin.zlatev[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Application of optical device in methodology for teaching analysis of essential oils

Abstract: Technical tools for rapid and non-destructive analysis of essential oils, perfumery and cosmetic products are mainly available in specialized laboratories. The training of students, technicians to work with these devices requires the use of available technical tools. Such a tool is the document-camera used in two VIS and NIR ranges of the spectrum, which can be a tool for acquiring skills and habits for working with optical characteristics of essential oils. A methodology is described which includes the steps of obtaining, processing and analyzing spectral characteristics of essential oils. The effectiveness of this methodology for the analysis of spectral characteristics of essential oils is demonstrated by the results of the study.
6. SHIVACHEVA-PINEDA IVANKA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Faculty of Education,
Trakia University, St. Zagora,
Bulgaria
ivanka.shivacheva[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Differentiated success in electronic testing of students of pedagogical specialties

Abstract: Electronic testing is an effective option for monitoring and evaluation of academic preparation. The article analyses the different achievements in e-testing and assessment of the theoretical training of students in pedagogical disciplines. The factors and the regularities are searched and derived for the found differentiation of results. E-evaluation is realized through the e-learning platform Moodle. The results of this form of control are presented; comparative analysis on different indicators is presented too, as well as with traditional forms. Conclusions are made on the effectiveness and suitability of its application in the control of the theoretical training in the different stages of the training of the students from the pedagogical specialties.
7. RISTEA LIDIA, Teacher, Ambassador Go - Lab for Romania
Technological High School Teodor Diamant, City Boldesti-Scaeni,
Romania
lidiaristea2004[at]yahoo.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Virtual learning spaces with Go-Lab

Abstract: The Scientix Platform features various projects including Next Lab, which is a continuation of Go-Lab, a platform that offers free educational resources. Go-Lab is a platform that opens virtual labs, remote labs and datasets from laboratory experiments for various disciplines, widely used in education. It also provides access to information sources, wider and more varied knowledge, promotes student's independent work, inventiveness and creativity, and the applications and the labs posted on the platform can integrate into teaching, learning and assessment activities. It is a platform accessible to all and contributes to the development or improvement of "Inquiry Learning Spaces" (ILS) known as a virtual learning space that offers a constructive, interactive and integrated environment centered on learning, teaching, and evaluation.
Because Go - Lab includes a very wide range of applications and services that use browsing (the Web), being a unified platform, organized on communication, it is very important for students to know the applications, to use and integrate them into various lesson plans. This platform is a challenge, and any teacher is motivated when working for a personal, professional objective, or when creating their own applications which they can publish to make it available to other teachers and students. The Go-Lab portal offers the opportunity to use personalized scientific experiments with the many innovative teaching tools and resources that are structured according to the students' learning level. Integration of online platforms into lessons can lead to usable products by connecting with other disciplines.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BHotIEgKhMssO5dxa8ha5iD5vpV2GcFm/view?u...
8. GHEDEIR BRAHIM MOHAMMED, PhD, Teacher of English Language
The University of Echahid Hamma Lakhdar, El-Oued,
Algeria
ghdrbrahim3[at]gmail.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Towards Integrating ICTs in EFL Classes

Abstract: ICT has been used in educational settings since its inception, but recent empirical research has affirmed that it plays a vital role in high-quality learning and teaching. However, many teachers remain resistant to using technology in the classroom. In order to encourage uptake of new educational technologies, it is argued that fundamental research on the potential impact of technology on school life must be conducted. The present study discusses how ICT can be used effectively in tertiary education to enhance English teaching and learning. It focuses on the role of ICT in improving the quality of learning and teaching with reference to technologies appropriate for this context. The aim of this research work is to investigate, interpret and analyze the methods used by teachers in order to enhance students' English skills and to provide suggestions as how to use ICTs more productively to enhance learners proficiency in the language. In order to achieve the study' s aims, two semi-structured interviews have been administered to both 50 students of the third year English and 10 teachers of English at the University of Hamma Lakhdar, El-Oued, Algeria. The findings of the present study are expected to raise awareness on the importance and necessity of ICTs in English classes.
Key words: ICTs, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Teaching, Learning.
9. KULARBPHETTONG KUNYANUTH, Lecturer
Faculty of Science and Technology,, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University,
Thailand
kunyanuth.ku[at]ssru.ac.th
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: The effective of learning model for an introduction programming language course

Abstract: Science and technology are the significant issues to develop the country and improve the quality of life. Teaching and learning of Science subject is difficult to comprehend if there are limited of equipment and student do not practice by his/herself. Now Thailand is facing with an education crisis and needs to reform education by focus on critical thinking skills. Also, learning programming language seems difficult for students because the content is complex and involves with self-practice and syntactic coding and problem-solving ability. The drop-out rate of this course is continually raised. Therefore, to develop students' ability, this research proposes learning model for an introduction programming language course based on problem-based learning integrated with e-Learning and this model was used to validate the efficiency of the learning model. Data was collected both questionnaire and log data from e-Learning and e-Learning class activities consisted of the ability to perform problem analysis and design, development and testing, and evolution and testing. The participants were 36 undergraduate students who enrolled in introduction programming language course. The means and standard deviation were used to analyze data and the results showed that the mean score of posttest was significantly higher than the pretest and the average mean score of exercises was at a high level. To evaluate the result of students' attitudes toward learning via the proposed model, the questionnaire and interview form were applied to test students and the finding revealed that this proposed model are effective tools to learn and enhance self-practice and syntactic coding and problem-solving ability and student have positive attitudes towards learning model for an introduction programming language course.
10. KULARBPHETTONG KUNYANUTH, Lecturer
Faculty of Science and Technology, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University,
Thailand
kunyanuth.ku[at]ssru.ac.th
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: The effective of AR learning to enhance children with dyslexia

Abstract: Dyslexia is a disorder learning disability with reading, writing, spelling, blending, words and children with dyslexia have trouble reading, spelling and writing. With the advances in technology, the use of augmented reality and software solutions for training and learning has been largely explored by many works. In this paper we present our work in progress on an application to support and help children with dyslexia for learning and evaluating their ability learning. The proposed study integrated with AR learning application to collaborate students in an interactive learning environment. A quasi-experimental design of the pretest, posttest for non-randomized control group design was employed for this project. The result of this research presented that the efficient was corresponded with 80/80. The achievement after applying this application was increased significantly at the 0.01 level.
11. WAREE CHAIWAT, Lecturer
Faculty of Education, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok,
Thailand
chaiw_w[at]hotmail.com
Section: TECH
Title of paper: A Development of online lessons of the sufficiency economy philosophy for sustainability of learning

Abstract: The goals are: to develop and discover efficiency of online lessons of online lessons of the sufficiency economy philosophy For sustainability of learning to meet with criteria at 80/80 and to study satisfaction level of students by using online lessons of online lessons of the sufficiency economy philosophy For sustainability of learning. The target group herein was 40 students who studied in Academic year of 2014 and interested in online registration. Target group was determined by using purposive sampling. Tools used in this research were 20 items of post-test contained in online lessons, student’s satisfaction evaluation form towards online lessons usage. Data analysis was conducted to find efficiency of online lessons as defined by criteria at 86.50 / 86.00 and student’s satisfaction level towards online lessons usage of 40 students. The obtained mean was 4.56 and standard deviation was 0.64. The results showed that the efficiency of online lessons of the sufficiency economy philosophy was at 86.50 / 86.00 that was higher than defined criteria at 80/80. In addition, Overall satisfaction of target group was in the highest level with the mean of 4.56 and S.D. at 0.64.
12. SANDEV VASKA (1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
DESPOT KATERINA (1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
ZLATEV ZLATIN (2), Ass. Prof.
(1) University of Goce Delchev - Stip, Department of Architecture and Design, Macedonia
(2)Trakia University, St. Zagora,
Bulgaria
zlatin.zlatev[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Education influence of artistic elements and principles on the street network

Abstract: The street network as an element of urban and spatial planning of settlements forms the skeleton of the settlement and creates conditions for orientation in the general landscape. Roads should be traced not only as convenient roads but also for economical construction. In comparison to this important functional significance there is aesthetic visual quality of the roads. In the theory of park art, term composition means - arrangement of individual plants or combined with dead materials so as to form a harmonious whole subordinate to the artistic idea. The main theoretical works in park art are closely related to the principles of the general theory of composition.
13. DINEVA SNEJANA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Faculty of Technics and Technology - Yambol, Trakia University of Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
sbdineva[at]abv.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Teacher’s feedback using Moodle and blend learning

Abstract: This report based on our experience and collected data explain the useful teachers feedback, which are received from implemented blend learning through creating on line e-training course, multimedia e-books, self-assessment tests and etc., on Moodle online learning management system. The sites of e-learning of Microbiology, Chemistry, Ecology and Biochemistry were among the first developed and used for full and part time study in blend learning. The obtained feedback that has been registered is proper and entire information about student process of learning; higher quality of acquire knowledges; better and low cost support for student training; adequate students assessment and efficacy in applying e-test for exam.

Keywords: web learning resources, Moodle, blend learning, student assessment, teachers feedback

14. MIHAI BOGDAN, PhD Assoc. Prof.
University of Sibiu,
Romania
mihai.bogdan[at]ulbsibiu.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Light Intensity Control Using Arduino 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 light intensity control system. 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 light dependent resistor or a photo resistor (LDR), wich output is used to control the intensity of the two led, a breadboard, one suitable resistors for the LDR (10KΩ) and 2 x suitable resistors for to limit the current through LEDs (220 Ohms is fine) and connecting wires. The results will be displayed through the serial interface on the computer, in the LabVIEW program.
15. MIHAI BOGDAN, PhD Assoc. Prof.
University of Sibiu,
Romania
mihai.bogdan[at]ulbsibiu.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Monitoring and Alarming the Level of Liquid in a Tank

Abstract: In this paper we are going to use a ultrasonic sensor for monitoring and alarming the level of liquid in a tank. This is achieved by sending an ultrasound (inaudible to the human ear for its high frequency) through one of the pair of cylinders that make up the sensor (a transducer) and waiting for that sound to bounce on an object and return, return captured by the other cylinder. When the liquid exceeds a maximum level or falls below a minimum level, it will start a visual and audible alarm. This system will be built using the Arduino Uno development platform, and programming will be done using the LabVIEW graphical programming. This alarm system can monitors liquid levels in lift pump chambers, sump pump basins, holding tanks, sewage, agricultural, and other water applications.
16. DINEVA SNEJANA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
NEDEVA VESELINA, Assoc. Prof.
Faculty of Technics and Technology - Yambol, Trakia University of Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
sbdineva[at]abv.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: E-learning and equal access to quality education

Abstract: The article discusses the opportunity of e-learning to provide equal access to high quality education. Based on scientific publications and our observations the review of possibilities offered by the distance education to those willing to study have been made; the reasons to impose distance in front of traditional training also; and the Moodle's advantages as a platform for the development of e-learning.
The conclusions are that e-learning has a great potentiality for acquiring high quality education under different forms of training. The one of positive side of e-learning is that it allows applying DL and can be recognized as a tool for equal access to education. The DL allows to be realized in practice the right for anyone to be educated. The existed barriers to learning in DL can be overcome in future.

Keywords: Moodle, e- learning, blend learning, equal access to education

17. DUCHEVA ZLATOELI, PhD Assoc. Prof.
PEHLIVANOVA MARGARITA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Faculty of Technics and Technology - Yambol, Trakia University of Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
zl.ducheva[at]abv.bg
margopehlivanova[at]abv.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Importance of the positive atmosphere in the blended learning for active learning of the students

Abstract: A positive atmosphere in the classroom can be achieved if the lecturer and the students are active subjects involved in a collaborative activity in which exist an active exchanging of information and a subjective sense of comfort, significance, and satisfaction.
In the report, we emphasize on the positive atmosphere, because in the process of pedagogical communication, a barrier can be not only the psychological peculiarities of the students, but also the relations established between lecturers and students, students - group, etc. The study was conducted with students all Bachelor's degree courses at the Faculty of Technics and Technology - Yambol in 2016/2017 academic year. From the questionnaire we have analyzed the results of some of the answers to the question related to the support that professors provide to the training and learning of the students. For ranking of the answers, we used a four-stage scale. The emphasis is put on the influence of the positive climate and its impact on the emotional sphere of the students. On some of the components of the emotional atmosphere a comparative analysis of the results of our previous study was made.
The formulated conclusions are focused on the use of the possibilities of the retial and axial communication processes depending on the purpose and the essence of the communication; in the virtual environment the lecturers should be guided by the personally oriented approach and the implementation of the individual feedback; stimulation of the professors to develop e-courses, to improve their digital competences.
18. DORU ANASTASIU POPESCU, PhD Assoc. Prof.
CAMELIA IOANA TOMA, Student
Departament of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, University of Piteşti,
Romania
dopopan[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Creating online Evaluation system using New Technologies

Abstract: The primary objectives that the application fulfills highlight the development of the information system from the very beginning. Efficiency of the time spent correcting works is one of the most important goals. Through the application, each student can see at the end of the test the mistakes they made. This can bring great advantages because for the final exam you can prepare intensely for the chapter where you do not master the matter so well. It is intended for all students and teachers. The application displays useful information about the students that a teacher has under their coordination and their contact details. With the functionality and simplicity of use, the web application gives every user the ability to access the information they are looking for in a very short time without having much IT knowledge. An important benefit of this is the availability of information that every individual wants to access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
19. SAYGILI SUMEYYE ESRA (1), Teacher
ER HATICETUL KUBRA (2), Lecturer
(1) Sariyer Ayazaga Ugur Erkey Primary School, Istanbul,
(2) Şehir University
Turkey
esra925[at]hotmail.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Research on Native and Non-Native EFL Instructors’ Perceptions and Attitudes toward Teacher Trainers as being observed

Abstract: This paper aims to provide answers to the research questions stated as follows; in what ways might Native and Non-Native EFL Instructors’ perceptions toward Teacher Trainers be improved? How do Teacher Trainers influence native and non-native EFL Instructors’ reactions and attitudes towards these observations and performance? By conducting both qualitative and quantitative research, this paper looks into the details of 6 EFL instructors, native and non-native, from an intensive English program at Şehir University, a private University in Turkey. Participants ranged in age from 27 to 47 and they are from various countries including ones where English is the dominant language. As a data-gathering, an analysis tool, “Interview and Attitudes/Behavior Rubrics” (adapted from the curriculum developed at Chew Valley College) are used in order to document what EFL teachers as well as to help clarify what they actually do in terms of observation. Content analysis is executed to investigate and evaluate the data procured.
In the light of the data analysis, significant differences between native and non-native EFL instructors’ perceptions toward teacher trainers are discussed by comparing the data and detailed transcripts of the teacher’s answers to the interview questions. The findings provided in this paper aim to develop and enhance a better sense of our perceptions of Native and Non-native EFL instructors.

Key Words: Native, Non Native EFL instructors, Teacher Training, Lesson Observation

20. JARUWAN CHUTRTONG, Lecturer
Faculty of Science and Technology, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University,
Thailand
jaruwan.ch[at]ssru.ac.th
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Science students’ acceptance to LINE application using in Laboratory subject

Abstract: Nowadays, social networks become a part of our daily lives inevitably. We use both in communication and tracking information. Facebook is considered to be the most popular and widely used applications. Another application that is gaining popularity is LINE, which created in mid of 2010. LINE applications hit the market in Asia, rather than other zones, because of its ease of use and variety of capabilities. In 2017, Line is the most widely used social media application in Thailand. With increasing popularity of users, LINE can be modify to use as a tool in up-to-date teaching management. It is a way to communicate between teachers and learners. It is also an online learning channel. In this study, we examined the acceptance on LINE application in terms of using it for classroom-related activities of 51of industrial microbiology undergraduate students of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat university who enrolled in major subject. The collected data from the questionnaire were analyzed to search for factors that cause satisfaction or dissatisfaction. The results showed that students perceived the benefits of the LINE and had a positive attitude towards the use of the LINE. Students feel that the use of LINE is convenient, fast, and can respond quickly. The number of social networking sites that students are using had no relationship with intention to use. Students also introduces the LINE learning activities that they need. This study provide the useful of social application on education even subjects with experiments and understanding learners’ intention in using new technologies.
21. AVADANEI MANUELA-LACRAMIOARA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
LOGHIN EMIL- CONSTANTIN, PhD. Candidate
IONESCU IRINA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
IONESI SAVIN-DORIN, PhDLecturer
DULGHERIU IONUȚ, PhD Lecturer
Department of Knitting and Clothing Engineering, "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi,
Romania
manuela_avadanei[at]yahoo.com
Section: TECH
Title of paper: E-training tutorial for the enhancement of the clothing designer technical skills

Abstract: Creativity and diversity characterize the apparel industry because fashion trends and sophisticated consumer requirements determine rapid changes. A business in this field is competitive if it is capable of launching new models in a short time, if it can maintain or develop the customer network and if the rate between the price and the quality of the manufactured products is at an affordable level. In the clothing industry, it is a typical situation in manufacturing the same model of a garment from a base material with one color or with different motifs (freestyles or repetitive). On these terms, the designer has to know how to select and use various commands and functions from a CAD’s (clothing industry) to prepare the garment pieces for a marker-making. He or she must know how to take into consideration the material characteristics (the shape and the size of the motif, if it is repetitive or not) and the model features (the position of the motif on the piece surface and if the motif lines or colors continue on the sewed pieces). This paper presents the stages of how to prepare the parts of a fitted garment for a marker- making, a model manufactured from a base material with motives. This tutorial is suitable for the technicians who are working in the clothing design field with the aid of CAD’s functions and commands.
22. DOGARU MARIANA, Lecturer
ANGHEL ALINA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
(1) Polytechnic University of Bucharest
(2) Valachia University of Targoviste
Romania,
dogarumar[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: The competences developed by using blended learning

Abstract: Learning is a continuous process for developing student’s competences. Are the blended programs more valuable to the traditional ones? The research was made with undergraduate students that are enrolled to a blended learning program. We tried to measure the value added for students to demonstrate the influence of blended learning process in student’s competences process developed. What are the tackling barriers within this approach? Is it necessary to have a special strategy for each student to avoid the obstacles? Also, we try to demonstrate the value added using blended learning for students. What is the major benefit for using blended learning? Is any blended program suitable for any student? What are the minimal competences required for someone to can accomplish a blended learning program? What are the minimal conditions for blended learning program to have a complete fulfillment? What is the tutor’s role for a successful blended learning? What are the relationships that are growing in a blended.
23. OPREA MIHAELA, PhD Prof.
Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Department of Automatic Control, Computers and Electronics,
Romania,
mihaela[at]upg-ploiesti.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: An OWL Prototype Educational Ontology for Functional Programming

Abstract: The efficiency of the computer-based academic educational systems can be improved by the use of educational ontologies that conceptualize the knowledge from a specific educational domain or a certain discipline. In the curriculum of the undergraduate Computer Science program of study, different types of computer programming paradigms are taught to students, imperative programming, object-oriented programming, logic programming, functional programming etc. Each paradigm has several particularities and requires a good understanding of its basic and advanced concepts in order to be correctly applied to real world problems solving. The paper presents an OWL prototype educational ontology for the course of Functional Programming taught to the Computer Science specialization at undergraduate level. The main steps of the methodology applied to the ontology development are also discussed.
24. OPREA MIHAELA, PhD Prof.
GROZA SILVIU TEODOR,
BUCUR GEORGE BOGDAN,
Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Department of Automatic Control, Computers and Electronics,
Romania,
mihaela[at]upg-ploiesti.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: A Model for Teaching University Courses by Integrating Modern Technologies and its Application to the Artificial Intelligence Course

Abstract: Several modern technologies are or can be applied in the academic computer-based education. For example, virtual reality use in the teaching activity or laboratory work. Also, course domain specific technologies such as educational robotics can be integrated in the educational systems in order to provide examples of applications from real world scenarios and a testbed for the taught algorithms. The paper introduces a model for teaching university courses by integrating some software and hardware technologies and presents an example of its application to the course of Artificial Intelligence by using an e-learning platform, LEARNING-ONE, which integrates a virtual reality module and an educational prototype multifunctional mobile robot, PROMM, based on Arduino UNO R3.
25. MIHAI BOGDAN, PhD Assoc. Prof.
University of Sibiu,
Romania
mihai.bogdan[at]ulbsibiu.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Gas Detector using Arduino and LabVIEW

Abstract: The objective of this article is to develop a technical project, to detect smoke and inflammable gases using an MQ-2 sensor, Arduino and LabVIEW graphical programming. Will be read the sensor analog output voltage and when the smoke reaches a certain level, it will make sound a buzzer and a red LED will turn on.
Hardware resources that will be used are: Arduino Uno, MQ-2 Smoke detection sensor, a breadboard, 5 mm red LED, Buzzer, 2 x suitable resistors for to limit the current through LED and Buzzer (220 Ohms is fine) and connecting wires.
The results will be displayed through the serial interface on the computer, in the LabVIEW program.
26. GRIGORE IONEL, PhD Teacher
STOICA DANIELA, PhD Teacher
POPESCU MIHAI, Teacher
Ion Luca Caragiale” National College, Ploieşti,
Romania
grigore_1965[at]yahoo.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Didactic excel tool for the study of elastic hysteresis

Abstract: In this paper is described a didactic tool made with Excel spreadsheets for the study of elastic hysteresis. The input data used are the undeformed initial length of the elastic rubber band and the values of the band length in deformed state, corresponding to the values of the applied force. The facilities of the spreadsheet allow the approximate mathematical modeling of hysteresis by finding the proper interpolation functions of the experimental data. With the interpolation functions found, for the two branches of hysteresis, the energy dissipated in heat per the cycle of hysteresis was calculated. For this we have implemented the trapezoidal rule in the spreadsheet to evaluate the area delimited by the elastic hysteresis loop. Also, starting from the mathematical modeling of the hysteresis, we have graphically plotted the dependence of the first-order elastic constant on the applied force, at loading and at unloading. The use of spreadsheets in the study of the elastic hysteresis presents a series of advantages in the classroom with the students. Thus, by easily processing the data with the mathematical modeling tools in the spreadsheet, the students can take a first step in clarifying the difference between linear elasticity and nonlinear elasticity.
27. JURCĂU RAMONA-NICULINA, PhD
Department of Pathophysiology, „Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca,
Romania
ramona_mj[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Opinions of Romanian medical doctors regarding classic versus online training on adaptogens

Abstract: Materials and methods. Medical doctors (MD) without adaptogens (AD) training, voluntarily responsed to a questionnaire with topics (T): T1 - importance of medical AD education; T2 - AD use in prevention and therapy; T3 - AD application in medical practice; T4 - AD use in stress; T5 - only classical AD training (CT); T6 - only online AD training (OT); T7 - combined classical and online AD training (COT); T8 - what AD themes would be indicated, as OT. This questionnaire was applied before (M1) and after (M2) presenting the benefits of an AD on-line program. Themes T5-T8 were applied also to M2.
Results. MD answers to M1: T1 - medical AD education is important and necessary; T2 - AD may be useful in prevention and therapy; T3 - they do not apply AD in their current medical practice; T4 - they would like to know more about AD use in stress; T5 - 49% preferred CT; T6 - 12% preferred OT; T7- 39% preferred COT; T8 - OT favorite themes, were theoretical. MD answers to M2: T5 - 17% preferred CT; T6 - 12% preferred OT; T7- 71% preferred COT; T8 - OT favorite themes, were both theoretical and practical ones.
Conclusions. 1) Assessed MDs have shown interest in AD training. 2) MD participants would like to use AD in stress. 3) Combined, classical and online training on AD, is the most preferred by MD. 4) MD opted for online training of theoretical and practical themes about AD.
28. JURCĂU RAMONA-NICULINA, PhD
Department of Pathophysiology, „Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children, Cluj-Napoca,
Romania
ramona_mj[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Open-learning and e-portfolio versus classic-portfolio system for 1st year Medical Colleges students

Abstract: Background. New generations of students are much more accustomed to electronic communication systems and therefore hypothetically more adaptable to open-learning (OL).
Objective. The objective of the study was to evaluate how OL and e-portfolio (EP) versus classic-portfolio (CP) system are perceived by 1st year medical colleges students (MCS).
Materials and methods. 103 MCS voluntarily responded to a questionnaire with the topics: a) if they have heard of OL; where they found out about OL; if they have benefited from OL until then; if they have benefited from medical OL ; b) compared to CP (using the analogue visual scale) - how much they would prefer EP; how helpful in their preparation EP would be; how achievable EP would be; how much EP would improve teacher-student communication.
Results. Most participants didn’t hear about OL and didn’t benefit from OL but they woul like to know about OL. Compared to CP: most MCS would prefer the EP, consider that EP would be more useful in their preparation and much easier to achieve, and that EP could improve teacher-student communication.
Conclusions. 1. MCS participants do not presented necessary information to understand OL and had not previously benefited from OL. 2. MCS participants were interested in knowing OL and benefiting from it in their preparation. 3. MCS participants prefered EP to CP, which they considered more appropriate for their training. 4. Although it is still at the beginning in local medical education, OL and EP use raised the interest of MCS new generation.
29. BELOIU ROBERT, PhD Asooc. Prof.
Electronics, Computers and Electrical Engineering, University of Pitesti,
Romania
robertbeloiu[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Virtual solutions for industrial automation education

Abstract: This article presents a possible solution for the industrial automation professional formation: both in universities as well as in other types of educational environments. Most of the technical universities have included in their syllabus the topic of industrial automation. The reason of this inclusion is the very high demand from the industry for specialists with competences in this field.
The organization of such an educational topic requires several “must have” infrastructure: software and hardware. Even though the hardware for learning could be less complicated, is, nevertheless, expensive and many times out of the possibilities offered by university laboratories. One way to overcome this impediment is to use software simulators that include industrial installations. There are some companies that produce some simulation software, but this is very expensive, and it requires a lot of knowledge. Nevertheless, there is a solution that could help solution this situation. This is going to be presented in this article.
A different required infrastructure is the software for industrial automation. There are some solutions in the market. There are several commercial solutions as well as free ones. The companies are now more aware that if they want to sell their product, there has to be a way that the academic community has access to programming resources. Therefore, some of them create time limited software, restricted capacity as well as free available programs. Some of them will be covered in this article.
The conclusion in the article is a presentation of a possible solution for the laboratories' activities for industrial automation courses.
30. BELOIU ROBERT, PhD Asooc. Prof.
Electronics, Computers and Electrical Engineering, University of Pitesti,
Romania
robertbeloiu[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Robot simulators for university laboratory

Abstract: This article presents a possible solution for the robotic formation. Usually, these practical courses require the presence of a robot. There are many hobby solutions for robots that are available in different configurations with a large price distribution.
Most of the hobby robots are not similar to what is presently used in industry. Most of the industrial robots are “arm robot” while the hobby ones are mobile robots. The purpose of these types is different: the hobby robot has to help the hobbyist to learn programming and see the effect of his/her or her code while the industrial robot has to do repetitive hard work in an industrial environment.
Most of the industrial robots are very expensive and without the reach of many educational institutions. Therefore, they have to look for software simulator replacements. This article will emphasize few robot simulators that are available for education purposes.
31. BELOIU ROBERT , PhD Asooc. Prof.
Electronics, Computers and Electrical Engineering, University of Pitesti,
Romania
robertbeloiu[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Robot simulators for university laboratory

Abstract: The Internet has become a tool that is used by most of the active people daily. No doubt it is a very good tool for information, communication, entertainment, education, industry, etc.
There are some questions though about its unseen side effects on the younger and not so young users. Through this article, the author pretends to bring to the attention of software educators and users some of these side effects. The mere fact of discussing these topics will be helpful for the whole academic community.
32. VELCIU MAGDALENA, Sc. researcher
National Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection, Bucharest,
Romania
magda.velciu[at]incsmps.ro
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Shaping Online Identity and future work identity

Abstract: The paper aims to shape the perception of young Romanian users about the online identity they have in virtual environment. I present the results of a questionnaire-based survey searching for information about creating an online identity and the impact on real life, inquiring young persons, students or graduates who are Internet users. By doing so, I pursue not only to know the social status of Internet users, but also to make the young aware of the risks involved and to determine them to be more careful with managing online presence, as future workers. The theme of this paper is in line with recent concern about how young people build their work identity, emphasizing the need for raising awarness and managing online identity by careful communication in virtual environment, especially for young persons either in education, graduates or searching for a job. Managing work identity, as a a two-edged weapon for performance, could influence reputation inwork environmentand future career, so not only relates to informations but become more, a potential toolfor succesfull work transitions.

Keywords: Online identity, virtual environment, work identity

33. BURLACU NATALIA, PhD Assoc. prof.
"Ion Creanga" Chishinau Pedagogical State University Faculty of Educational Science and Informatics, Department of Informatics and Mathematics, Chișinău,
Rep. Moldova
natburlacu[at]hotmail.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Video tutorials' scenarization: development and implementation for educational purposes

Abstract: Today, the didactic act is inconceivable without the broad integration and use of educational resources in various digital formats. In this context, author of the present paper describe the consecutiveness of steps for scenarios of video tutorials and the importance of developing this kind of resources with the perspective of its implementation in the teaching-learning process.
34. NEDEVA VESELINA, PhD Assoc. prof.
DINEVA SNEJANA, PhD Assoc. prof.
Faculty of Technique and Technology - Yambol, Trakia University of Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
sbdineva[at]abv.bg
veselina.nedeva[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Understanding and Supporting student’s collaboration and communication in blended learning

Abstract: The report discusses the subject of student’s collaboration, communication and blended learning. The purpose of the report is to describe the extent of skills that students need to acquire in the field of collaboration and communication in blended learning and the use of Moodle virtual learning environment. For this purpose, the following questions are presented and analysed in Materials and Methods: Communication and collaboration as part of Digital communication; Benefits of Collaboration Software; What is mean to be Collaborative. In the Discussion and Results section are analysed Moodle activities for the development of Communication and collaboration skills in blended learning and Moodle's Plugins to create an environment for communication and cooperation. Conclusions are drawn on the application of the various blended learning tools and the learning outcomes that can be achieved.

Keywords: Collaboration and communication, blended learning, Moodle, Moodle plugins.

35. NEDEVA VESELINA, PhD Assoc. prof.
DINEVA SNEJANA, PhD Assoc. prof.
Faculty of Technique and Technology - Yambol, Trakia University of Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
sbdineva[at]abv.bg
veselina.nedeva[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: How student collaboration influence on student success

Abstract: This report regarded student success in higher education that is with high importance and one of the main concern for all institutes. It reviews how student success can be enhanced using collaboration tools in VLE and the methods that are used. The base types of collaboration are described too. The features of effective learning environment that result to higher student success are discussed.

Keywords: students collaboration, student success, effective learning environment

36. VEREITINA IRYNA (1), DSc, Professor
BAIDAK YURII (2), DPh, Ass.Professor
POPEL OKSANA (2), DPh, Ass.Professor
(1) Therodynamics and Renewable Energetics Department, Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies
(2) Foreign Languages Department, Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies, Ukraine
kozak_admin[at]ukr.net
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Educational situation as a tool for communication activity motivation in the virtual learning environment

Abstract: Situated learning as an instructional approach, when teaching English for special purposes in a virtual educational environment involves the creation of so-called educational speech situations. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the main issues to be taken into consideration while creating educational situations for university students in the conditions of instruction in virtual educational environment. The educational situation in a virtual educational environment is a universal form of the professionally oriented or academic communication process functioning that exists as an integrative dynamic system of role and activity relations between the subject of learning and artificial intelligence. From the methodological point of view, the task of unprepared dialogue with computer organization is rather complicated, since any talk has the property to correspond to some vital or professionally oriented situation, while providing unprepared communication in specific situation. The subject of research is identification of the main ways of development situations that on the one hand are authentic, but on the other hand are adapted and personalized, have specialized reason and aim. The main methods of direct and indirect control of students' speech activity are given, among them the fulfillment of problem-search problems, the method and implementation of which are unknown in advance. Thus, communicative and cognitive activity of students is increased - from executive-reproductive to independent and creative.
37. DELIU GABRIELA (1,2), PhD Student
MIRON CRISTINA (1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
OPARIUC-DAN CRISTIAN (3), PhD Lecturer
(1) University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Bucharest-Măgurele,
(2) “Emil Racoviță” Highschool, Brașov,
(3) “Ovidius” University, Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences, Constanța,
Romania
gabinan_bv[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Characteristics of the Items Administered in the National Evaluation Science Testing, 6th grade

Abstract: The Item Response Theory is a solid theory, which provides the test constructor with tools enabling us to estimate, with a high degree of accuracy, both the characteristics of the items and the abilities of the examinees to whom a test is administered. Based on unidimensional IRT models, the present paper presents the results of the calibration of the items administered in 2017 within the National Evaluation Tests in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, 6th grade, in our endeavour to determine the extent to which these tests are in line with the purpose of their creation and administration.

Key words: item difficulty, item discrimination, item information function, test information function, physics education

38. ION ROXANA-ELENA, PhD Student
VOINEA SANDA , PhD Assistant Professor
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Bucharest-Măgurele,
Romania
sandavoinea[at]yahoo.co.uk
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Experimental design of passive house

Abstract: The paper aims to describe the design of passive house and to implement an experimental stand for a semi-automated house that can be used in classes by students for measuring temperature and humidity and providing solutions for passive house ventilation systems. The model house scale is 1:40. The experimental model is built using Forex boards and Cork boards. The ventilation system consist in a temperature and humidity sensor DHT-11, Arduino shield D1 ROBOT for reading temperature and humidity, Arduino Mega 2560 development platform and a 12 V ventilator, controlled by Arduino. The paper highlights the advantages of using an experimental stand by students in order to test and design solution for improving energy efficiency and ventilation system at passive or conventional buildings.
Keywords: Passive house, Arduino, temperature sensors, automation, physics education
39. ZAHARESCU EUGEN, PhD Assoc. Prof.
ZAHARESCU ATENA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Ovidius University of Constanta,
Romania
ezaharescu[at]univ-ovidius.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Virtual Image Processing E-Learning System Re-architecture on Cloud Platform Service

Abstract: Emerging technologies like Deep Learning based on Deep Convolutional Neural Network Architectures, Block Chain, Artificial Intelligence, new computer-human interfaces and interactions based on Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, Autonomous Software, etc. are creating new opportunities to transform classic e-learning systems through innovation. This paper presents a modern e-learning project intended to re- architecture an Image Processing e-learning system using Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Service solutions. Face-recognition applications and computer vision applications such as self-driving vehicles which rely heavily on Convolutional Neural Networks can be seamlessly and easily build from scratch, or use a pretrained model with a very large particular dataset. Cloud Storage Service proved to be the ultimate solution for this e-learning system re-architecture.
40. DINEVA SNEJANA, PhD Assoc. prof.
NEDEVA VESELINA, PhD Assoc. prof.
ZLATOELI DUCHEVA, PhD Assoc. prof.
Faculty of Technique and Technology - Yambol, Trakia University of Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
sbdineva[at]abv.bg
veselina.nedeva[at]gmail.com
zl.ducheva[at]abv.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Improving the quality of study assessment

Abstract: This article concern the problem with accurate evaluation of students and the possibility to improve the quality of assessment tests and learning process itself. The assessment is a part of study and many researchers agree that well-designed and inventive assessment can boost the active learning process.
There are enough evidences that motivation of students to study is toughly affected by assessment so improving the quality of assessment tests in virtual learning environment is an urgent and important task nowadays.

Keywords: student assessment, blend learning, VLE, quality of assessment

41. SAZONOVA NATALIA, PhD Assoc. prof.
IVANOVA SVETLANA, Lecturer
LAVROVA ANASTASIA, Lecturer
Ural Federal University, Department of Linguistics,
Russia
natalia.sazonova[at]urfu.ru
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Advantages, Disadvantages and Limitations of Using Google Forms for Online Tests. A Case Study of a Russian University

Abstract: IT tools and services in the 21st century penetrated all spheres of human life, educational training being no exception. For a decade Google Docs app has been gaining popularity among academicians, instructors for collaborative work due to its accessibility, compatibility, functionality. In this paper the authors embarked on discovering the functionality of the Google Suite tools, namely Google Forms, for online tests both in class and outside it. In order to present a rational way of assessing students’ knowledge using the wonder of Google Forms we experimented with syntax and managed to create a number of potentially useful patterns. In this paper we wish to share our experience and current result of experimenting the innovation with a number of groups of English as a foreign language (EFL) students in Ural Federal university in Russia. To this end an algorithm of creating a rational manageable effective formative test is presented. The analysis of two focus groups surveys let us identify advantages such as multiple use, automatic assessment and self-assessment, less paper-and-pencil materials, option to shuffle the questions, easy sharing, etc. Along with pros there are cons experienced by both teachers and students such as the dependence of successful score on device and internet/Wi-Fi stability. The limitations of Google Forms such as case and additional spaces sensitivity can be eliminated only in collaboration with affiliated company programmers. The paper outlines recommendations on how to get round these limitations to make an online Google test helpful and formative.
42. ADRIAN PASAT, Researcher
IOANA ROGOJANU, Researcher
GEORGE SUCIU, Researcher
R&D Department, BEIA Consult International,
Romania
george[at]beia.ro
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: SoMeDi: Successful Internship Programmes Matching Job Offers with Candidates Skills

Abstract: Companies are searching for ways to maximise the employees working time. Hiring internship candidates can serve numerous purposes for the employer depending on the organisational structure, and also aid interns to obtain work experience and improve their professional skills. A successful internship program should create opportunities for internal development of existing employees, identify their strength and weaknesses for expansion or backfill. SoMeDi platform proposes an online recruitment platform which offers several Digital Intelligence Tools (DIT) designed to assess the professional level of the users from their cover letters/or letters of recommendation and determine the user sentiment regarding the company's different fields of activity and suggest an e-Learning program. Several approaches, like natural language processing (NLP), machine learning algorithms and unsupervised learning methods from Cloud platforms can be applied to automate these sentiment analysis processes. This paper will present a review of several Cloud platforms that are making use of sentiment analysis tools and how to make the most of the metadata surrounding the DIT application. Also, we will present the recruitment and e-Learning process for both types of users, companies and internship candidates.
43. DELIU GABRIELA (1,2), PhD Student
MIRON CRISTINA (1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
OPARIUC-DAN CRISTIAN (3), PhD Lecturer
(1) University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Bucharest-Măgurele,
(2) “Emil Racoviță” Highschool, Brașov,
(3) “Ovidius” University, Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences, Constanța, Romania
gabinan_bv[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Exploratory Analysis of the Equivalence of Tests, applied to National Evaluation Tests, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, 6th grade

Abstract: The Categorical Principal Components Analysis is a technique of nonparametric analysis, which can be used as exploratory analysis to identify not only similarities, but also differences that may arise between the items of equivalent tests administered in schools. This paper illustrates the way in which the technique is applied to the National Evaluation Tests, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, 6th grade, administered in 2016 and 2017.

Key words: Categorical Principal Components Analysis, vectors related to items, equivalence of tests, validity of evaluation, physics education

44. KARABALIEV MIROSLAV, PhD Assoc. Prof.
PAARVANOVA BOYANA, Assistant Prof.
TACHEVA BILYANA, Assistant Prof.
Department of Physics and Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Trakia University - Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
miroslav.karabaliev[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Creating Multiple Courses in “Google Classroom” using Google’s Sheets and Apps Script

Abstract: Google Classroom is one of the G Suite for Education applications. It is designed to organize and control the educational teaching and learning processes. Each teacher can create a Classroom for a class and invite students to it. The teacher can share learning content with the students, appoint an assignment and mark the student’s homework. Starting 2017 the Google Classroom is available for individual Gmail-users so that everyone can use it and create Classroom courses, even when the school or university is not a customer of the G Suite for Education.
To create a single Classroom is very easy - it consists of making few clicks, filling few text fields and inviting the students by sending them the automatically generated enrollment code. However, when the teacher has to create a separate classroom for each different student group, the task becomes quite cumbersome, especially if the number of groups or classes is big enough.
In this work, we share our experience of creating multiple classes in a row. For the purpose, we use a Google Sheet in a combination with the built-in macro language Google Apps Script. The work contains the script and description of the Sheet, as well as, description of how they work in combination.
45. MALUREANU FLAVIA, PhD Lecturer
ENACHI-VASLUIANU LUIZA, PhD Lecturer
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest,
Romania
flaviamalureanu[at]yahoo.com
vasluianu_luiza[at]yahoo.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: The aptitude for school education from different perspectives

Abstract: The aptitude for education or school maturity is the expression of a phase in child’s development, marking the level of school debut (5-7 years). The moment of school debut presupposes a certain level of physical, intellectual and socio-emotional development of the child. The aptitude for schooling is circumscribed to these indicators, translated into abilities, skills, aptitudes absolutely necessary to school debut.
Our study intends to present a descriptive analysis of the teachers’ opinions on children’s aptitude for school education based on a series of indicators that define this aptitude. The teachers involved in the study are 200 kindergarten teachers and primary school teachers from urban environment. The goal of the research is to register the perspectives of teachers from the two school levels and to make them known in order to achieve smooth continuity between kindergarten and primary school. The results of the study can constitute the basis for thematical meetings or projects of cooperation between kindergarten and primary school in order to identify focal points for the formation and the development of the aptitude for school education.

Keywords: aptitude for education, school maturity, kindergarten children, primary school students

46. ENACHI-VASLUIANU LUIZA, PhD Lecturer
MALUREANU FLAVIA, PhD Lecturer
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest,
Romania
flaviamalureanu[at]yahoo.com
vasluianu_luiza[at]yahoo.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: A study on disruptive communicative behaviour in school

Abstract: Synthesizing specific literature, one can define disruptive communicative behaviour as all the aspects that negatively influence the efficiency of the communicational act. Psychologists draw attention that these kind of disruptive behaviours send messages which should be interpreted as forms of communication: need for attention, getting rid of unwanted tasks, avoiding chores etc. As a rule, children display such behaviour in order to solicit adults’ reactions. As such adults should pay more attention to the causes that determine such behaviour than to the behaviour itself.
The context of our study is educational and it deals with disruptive communicative problems teachers encounter in their daily practice. The sample is made up of teachers from two levels of school, gymnasium and high school. The intention of the study is to describe and analyse their opinions on the frequency of the disruptive communicative behaviours in the classroom. The set of indicators subjected to research is selected based on specialised literature and discussions in focus-groups with teachers involved in the study. The results of the study for each school level draw attention on the aspects that affect the quality of communication in the classroom and it also provides an opportunity for teachers to reflect on some familiar and some less familiar ways of thinking about and approaching such problems. The study could be prolonged with the analyses of the causes which lead to such behaviours in order to try to avoid them.

Keywords: disruptive communicative behaviour, efficiency of classroom communication, forms of communication.

47. TUREL YALIN KILIC (1), PhD Assoc.prof.
DOKUMACI OZLEM (2), Teacher
(1) Computer Education and Instructional Technology,
(2) College of Education, Firat University,
Turkiye
yturel[at]gmail.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Examination of Adolescents’ Media and Technology Usages based on Various Demographics

Abstract: Nowadays, due to rapid development of technology, users can easily access and purchase various information and communication technologies (ICT) with fair prices. Because of these changes our life habits are being changed day by day. In order to examine how Adolescents-as the future consumers- will be affected by these changes it is necessary to focus on their actual use of media and technology. While we were working on the adolescents’ daily activities such as watching TV and movies, listening to music, playing video games, and listening to radio before the time Internet was not as prevalent as today, now we have to focus on the frequencies and densities of the use of contemporary internet based technologies such as social media, digital collaborative games etc. Thus, while considering the pervasive use of smart phones, the purpose of this research study is to examine adolescents’ use of media and technology in terms of several demographic variables including gender, grades, ownership of electronic devices (tablet, smart phone etc.), parents’ educational levels and so forth. Based on this purpose, a questionnaire that consists of two forms -“Personal Information Form” and “Media and Technology Usage and Attitude Survey”- conducted over 1278 students from 7th, 8th, and 9th grades in two different cities in the middle eastern part of Turkiye. Consequently, we found that there was no meaningful difference of students’ use of media and technology based on gender and educational level of mothers while there were meaningful differences based on students’ grades and educational levels of their fathers. The findings is hoped to shed light for stakeholders and policymakers.

Keywords: Media, technology, demographics, adolescents, smart phones

48. MARIUS PREDA, Project Manager
MIHAELA GARABET, PhD Teacher, Expert in Education & Training
SIVECO Romania,
Romania
marius.preda[at]siveco.ro
mihaela.garabet[at]siveco.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: ECOKT Pilot project – Open Knowledge Technologies: Mapping and validating knowledge

Abstract: OKT Digital up-skilling platform for European young unemployed is a 2-year pilot project. It started in December 2016 and it will end in November of this year.Backed by the European Commission and developed from the European DigComp framework, Compass is a unique Pan European Digital Upskilling Platform designed to specifically provide our users with digital skills as well as align their digital competencies with their chosen career path.
The ECOKT Grant 2015 n° 30-CE-0830391/00-58 co-financed by DG CONNECT (Unit G4 Inclusion, Skills and Youth) is based on the idea to help young unemployed people to acquire the digital competences needed for a certain type of job.Digital badges will enable the user to better enter into the job market. Under the frame’s project we have built a free and interactive learning platform called Compass: http://www.compassdigitalskills.eu/, aimed to help young Europeans evaluate and develop their digital competences in line with the current digitalisation of the economy. The pilot project is available in the four languages of the project: English, French, Italian and Romanian. On the platform, we have created a Career Pathway in collaboration with the OECD Skills and Employability Division. The user needs to take a digital competences assessment tool and express his/her career goal. Then Compass recommends him/her a personnalized learning pathway.
The 18 lessons are based on the DigComp Frameworkhttps://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/digcomp/digital-competence-framework in collaboration with the DigComp Team of the Joint Research Center of Sevilla. You can visit the platform on: http://www.compassdigitalskills.eu/ and you can also find a brochure attached.
49. MARIUS PREDA, Project Manager
MIHAELA GARABET, PhD Teacher, Expert in Education & Training
SIVECO Romania,
Romania
marius.preda[at]siveco.ro
mihaela.garabet[at]siveco.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: BEACONING Project

Abstract: BEACONING stands for Breaking Educational Barriers with Contextualised, Pervasive and Gameful Learning and will focus on ‘anytime anywhere’ learning by exploiting pervasive, context-aware and gamified techniques and technologies, framed under the Problem-Based Learning approach. BEACONING is a Horizon 2020 funded project of the European Union involving 15 partners - Grant Agreement 687676. In conjunction with 15 partners who each bring in their own expertise and technologies, the project seeks to pilot innovation in a real operational environment, aligning with DMLL’s ethos in disruptive media and the impact on changing mind-sets and creating new models and practices of teaching and learning.
The objectives of the project are:
1. Integrate technologies, pedagogical and social perspectivesusing pervasive, context-aware and gamified approaches ensuring that the BEACONING platform is innovative while also extending our scientific understanding and practice-based experiments of engaging a community of learners including those with disabilities with a more inclusive, connected and contextualised learning process.
2. Develop, implement and validate the BEACONING platform that:
- leverages cutting-edge approaches including the Future Internet technology, mobile, gamification, pervasive gaming, procedural game content generation, game authoring, human-computer interfaces, learning analytics and problem-based learning model;
- is usable, adaptable, extendable and sustainable.
3. Explore and measure the level of engagement, effectiveness and impactthat is enabled by the BEACONING platform towards incentivising learners and fostering acquisition and transfer of knowledge and skills, validate this through large scale pilots involving a community of stakeholders and practitioners in Europe, and provide an exploitation and business plan for the platform adoption.
Web: https://beaconing.eu
50. STOICAN OANA, PhD Lecturer
STEFANESCU CORNELIA, PhD Lecturer
STEFANESCU VALERIU, PhD Lecturer
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest,,
Romania
oana.stoican[at]yahoo.com
cornelia.stefanescu[at]yahoo.com
stefanescuvaleriu[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: INTERNET - Information resources for students in the study of children's literature

Abstract: Learning resources for students are currently multiple and varied, ranging from classical printed, audio and video documents to electronic ones, accessible on CDs or the Internet. Resource webpages have integrated the computer revolution into contemporary society, with students having easy access to content from multiple sources via the Internet. They can choose the source of information appropriate to their learning needs, having multiple solutions at hand. And the study of children's literature can be supported by accessing specialized, Romanian or international websites that sum up consecrated literary texts or suggestions for pedagogical exposition. From this perspective, students who are future teachers in primary and preschool education have the opportunity to go through both classical children's works and the latest adventures in the field, overcoming any obstacle of time, place, and financial nature. This study aims to illustrate the way in which the Internet can contribute to the preparation of students for the Children's Literature discipline. This research attempts to highlight the importance of accessing the various resources available in the online environment for informing and documenting students about accessible literature to the young.

Keywords: children's literature, internet, primary and preschool education, university studies

51. STEFANESCU CORNELIA, PhD Lecturer
STOICAN OANA, PhD Lecturer
STEFANESCU VALERIU, PhD Lecturer
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest,,
Romania
oana.stoican[at]yahoo.com
cornelia.stefanescu[at]yahoo.com
stefanescuvaleriu[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Educational software - Learning resource for pupils in primary education

Abstract: The use of educational software to complement traditional learning resources in primary education disciplines brings a qualitative plus to the instructive-educational process. Some studies to date have accredited the idea that the use of educational software has beneficial effects because it provides a large amount of information, provides a rapid feed-back, stimulates the student's active involvement in learning. There are also specialists who have reservations about using the computer in the didactic process, as this would mean spending time on preparing and installing the technical equipment, as well as lowering the active listening, oral, reading, reading ability.
This study reveals the perception of primary school teachers about the usefulness of developing effective educational strategies for the exploitation of educational software in lessons.

Keywords: educational software, primary education, learning resources, teaching strategies.

52. OLGA VOLKOVA,
POLINA ANANCHENKOVA,
OKSANA BESSCHETNOVA,
Belgorod State National Research University, Belgorod,
Academy of Labour and Social Relations, Lobachevskyst, Moscow
Balashov Institute of Saratov State University named after N.G. Chernishevsky, Balashov,
Russia
volkovaoa[at]rambler.ru
ananchenkova[at]yandex.ru
oksanabesschetnova[at]yandex.ru
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Distance education as a condition of elderly’s social activity

Abstract: The article substantiates the necessity of organizing and holding of computer literacy courses and distance education programs for elderly due to their more intense integration into social life, the manifestations of activity in the fields of labor, education, and recreation.
The article presents the results of the study of the specifics and motives of older people’s learning in computer literacy courses, conducted in 2014 − 2017. The study was provided by social services for elderly with the support of faculty and students from local universities, located inRussian regions. The methods of the research included the questionnaire survey of elderly, joining computer literacy courses (n=350); structured interviews of teachers (n = 15) and volunteers (n=52), helping to organize and implement these courses; content-analysis of websites containing the information about distance learning programs.
The results of the study show that the development of computer literacy skills: (1) depends on motivation, socio-psychological qualities of elderly and the emotional atmosphere during the training; (2) it is a starting point for more active self-learning; (3) it contributes to the intensity of the communicating process with relatives and children, living far away, and helps to establish privacy; 4) it expands the range of activities, increases the elderly’s awareness in various spheres of public life; (5) it allows to diversify everyday life (literature, cooking, crafts), to master the techniques of search information and be involved in virtual groups; (6) it is an opportunity to search for new possibilities of employment, including domestic work or self-employment.

Key words:distance education, elderly people, social activity

53. OLGA VOLKOVA,
POLINA ANANCHENKOVA,
OKSANA BESSCHETNOVA,
Belgorod State National Research University, Belgorod,
Academy of Labour and Social Relations, Lobachevskyst, Moscow
Balashov Institute of Saratov State University named after N.G. Chernishevsky, Balashov,
Russia
volkovaoa[at]rambler.ru
ananchenkova[at]yandex.ru
oksanabesschetnova[at]yandex.ru
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Using of distance learning technologies in the educational process of orphans and children left without parental care

Abstract: The article presents the results of in-depth interviews with children left without parental care aged 10-17 years (N=100) who are studying at secondary schools as well as teachers, using information computer technologies (ICT) in educational and extracurricular work (N=35). The territory of the research covered three regions: Belgorod, Saratov regions and the Trans-Baikal Territory (Russia).
The results show that the most effective distance education technology is Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment – “Moodle”, which allows creating on-line courses; inserting tables, charts, graphics, video, flash, etc.; carrying out the mutual exchange of knowledge, increasing collaboration between participants during the educational tasks execution; applying new methods of distance learning (encyclopedias, tests, glossaries, questionnaires, etc.). According to children and teachers’ opinions, the leading positions are occupied by the programs Skype, Team Viewer, MS PowerPoint, Word, Excel as well as electronic games-classes; playing exercises; handouts for children; manuals for teachers.
According to the research, the most popular forms of distance education are different kinds of lectures (with elements of control, video and audio); study of resources (Internet, text, animation, illustrations, video, audio files); independent work under the scenario (search, research, creative); holding a conference in chat or forum; individual or collective project work; performance of training exercises; conducting trainings; control of students’ knowledge (test, answers the questions); counseling.
The combination of different forms of distance learning, on the one hand, allows teachers to diversify and complicate the teaching material, on the other hand, to develop creative and intellectual abilities of children.

Key words: orphans, educational process, distance learning, technologies

54. MARIANA IORGULESCU ,
University of Pitesti, Electrical Engineering Departament,
Romania
marianaiorgulescu[at]yahoo.com
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Study of a Learning Method based on Energy Optimization of Electromechanical System

Abstract: The paper presents a study above learning technology used in electrical engineering domain. This method is developed in laboratory in order to familiarize the future engineers with the concept of energy optimization of electromechanical equipment. The teaching method based on energy optimization of an alternative current motor are chosen take into consideration that the induction motors are spread in industry. The optimization of electric motor can be done by frequency convertor supply. For analysis of energy consumption it is necessary two steps: first, the motor are supplied directly from electric network and secondly, the motor are supplied by frequency convertor. The induction motor are studied for different level of torques as an applied load. This learning technology by doing are finalised by experimental results analysis. Based on this experience the electrical engineering will learn to present a few measures means to improve the energy efficiency of induction motor and report on the progress potential economies of electric energy both with feasibility of these methods.

Keywords: learning method, energy optimization, induction motor

55. DRAGOS GHEORGHIU (1), PhD Prof. Arch.
LIVIA STEFAN (2), PhD Eng.
(1) Doctoral School, National University of Arts Bucharest
(2) Vauban IT Services Bucharest,
Romania
ivia.stefan[at]ahoo.com
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Augmented virtuality as an instrument for a better learning of history

Abstract: Virtual reconstructions are currently a well established visualization method both in architecture and archaeology. In more complex settings, these reconstructions are populated with different characters also reconstructed in 3D, with the purpose of reproducing a more realistic imagine of the past architectural spaces.
In this paper the authors present research investigating methods for achieving a more efficient immersion of the visitors in a set of historical reconstructions performed in online Virtual Reality (VR). The approach was centred on augmenting the virtuality, i.e. by means of „reality inserts”, able to enhance the veridicity of the overall 3D scenes.
Thus, as part of the TM (PN II IDEI) project, videos filmed within architectural fragments reconstructed in reality were introduced within the virtual architectural reconstructions, thus providing the visitor the opportunity to switch from a virtual to a real environment, back and forth. The 3D scenes were populated with virtual characters based on 3D-scanned real characters dressed in epoch costumes.
These 2 augmentations of the virtual space achieved by adding „real” representations enhance the grade of credibility of the virtual reconstructions. This method was employed in the latest years within the mentioned research project (see the page http://timemaps.net/timemap/mangalia/?page_id=2780) with excellent results in immersive and experiential e-learning.
The current paper will describe a case study involving two Roman-Greek reconstructions in Mangalia and Albesti.

Keywords: augmented virtuality, history, immersive e-learning, experiential elearning, experimental archaeology

56. YALIN KILIÇ TÜREL (1), PhD Assoc. prof.
MUHAMMAD MUHAMMAD INUWA (2),
(1) Firat University, Elazig,
Turkiye
(2) Federal University Dutse, Jigawa, Nigeria
yturel[at]gmail.com
Muhammad.m[at]fud.edu.ng
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: The effect of xbox kinect in a classroom motivation

Abstract: Having motivation as an essential factor for teaching and learning attracted research interest on several ways of improving the motivation and the tools to use for achieving that. This paper focused on finding how much Kinect can contribute to learner’s motivation. In the process of achieving that Keller’s Instructional Material Motivation Survey (IMMS) was used to obtain the quantitative data, where pretest and posttest was applied. Besides, open-ended questionswere implemented to get the qualitative results of the research. The following hypothesis was set to test the data for both the quantitative and qualitative data; is there a notable distinction between pretest and posttest of the participant’s motivation? Also, what are the perceptions of the participants? An application Essential English Vocabulary (EEV), which is a vocabulary based application integrated with Kinect was utilized for the implementation. The research was implemented on 40 participants aging from 9 to 10 with A1 level of English. To analyze the quantitative data, paired-sample t-test was used. For the qualitative data, four questions was set and analyzed. The first question asked,what do you think about the application? – this test the participant thought about the application.The second, what do you like about the application? – test the participant on what they actually like about the application, which is categorized in to three including, the kinetic function, the pedagogy or the application feedback. The third, what didn't you like about this application? – test the participants on the part they dislike in the application, which might be the Kinect camera, the EEV design or else the participants are satisfied. The fourth question asked, what kind of problem did you experience when using the application? – focused on the problems experienced by the participants during the implementation of the application and it categorizes their reaction to the problem into three; technical, design, and satisfied.The results quantitative and the qualitative show that Kinect can improve student motivation with positive perception in a classroom implementation. These findings also added value many researches that portray Kinect as an effective tool for learning.Additionally, the research open opportunity to scholars in exploring the contribution of different cameras with functions similar to Kinect for learning sake.

Keywords: Kinect, Motivation, Learning

57. BUZDUGA C. ANDREEA,
ISTRIMSCHI PETRU-ADRIAN,
STOFOR OVIDIU,
"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi,
Romania
adrian.istrimschi[at]uaic.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Could we objectively evaluate the process of teaching? A critical overview about teaching, e-teaching and distance teaching

Abstract: AThe aim of this article is to provide comparative points of view over the processes of teaching, e-teaching and distance teaching. We underline the definitions for those three terms and we analyse the specific scientific literature. Until now, the scientific literature has not clarified this topic and some empirical studies need to explain the differential approaches. We consider necessary the development of an instrument that measures the teaching process. Moreover, our aim is to propose some premises of models for e-teaching and distance teaching started from teaching model. The practical aspects of this paper is the approach of the teaching process as a method to develop the critical thinking.

Keywords: teaching, e-teaching, distance teaching

58. ANANCHENKOVA POLINA, PhD Prof.
Academy of Labour and Social Relations,
Russia
nanchenkova[at]yandex.ru
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Distance learning technologies as a tool in managing corporate knowledge system

Abstract: Making efficient and adequate organizational management decisions requires building a knowledge management system. An organization’s information and intellectual assets are distributed between databases and knowledge bases, document storage facilities, email messages, reports and of course personnel. The main objective of the knowledge management system is to provide fast access to this data and knowledge.
Corporate knowledge system (CKS) management creates a unified information space within a company, organizes joint activities of the employees for acquiring, presenting and sharing knowledge, provides access to the common knowledge base and creates the environment for more efficient usage of staff knowledge for the common good. This system organizes management actions on the basis of all information resources in an organization that are accessible remotely. Using these resources requires a set of specialized products, tools and platforms.
What are the advantages of using remote knowledge management systems?
1. Internal benchmarking, which allows all employees to learn from others’ mistakes and use each other’s achievements. Through this process, both new employees and veterans of the organization acquire the professional knowledge they need faster, reducing the time needed for personnel training and improving the quality of their work.
2. CKS management allow employees and departments to work more efficiently, avoiding “reinventing the wheel” with regards to the processes already developed by other employees or company units and reducing duplicate activities.
3. CKS management facilitates innovative development by providing each employee an opportunity to initiate innovations, upgrade existing processes and track critical comments
59. ANANCHENKOVA POLINA, PhD Prof.
AMONOVA DILBAR, DS Prof.
Academy of Labour and Social Relations,
Russia
Russian-Tajik (Slavic) University,
Republic of Tajikistan
nanchenkova[at]yandex.ru
dilbar_amonova[at]mail.ru
Section: M&M
Title of paper: The motives of a choice of e-learning system of training by students of colledge and higher education institution

Abstract: Systems of electronic training - e-Learning-are instilled everywhere in the higher and secondary educational institutions. The advantages of using this system are obvious - the acceptable price, availability, possibility of boundless expansibility, a high covering, simplicity in operation, multimedia representation of a training material. In Russia introduction of e-Learning becomes a mean of survival and a factor of competitiveness of educational institution. Electronic training and development of distant systems need to be considered taking into account characteristics of target audience. Results of students’ poll consumers of systems of electronic training are presented in article. The research objective is to study motives of a choice of online training in the system of secondary and higher education. The reasons, for which students of higher education institution choose online training, are more connected with their educational and social readiness. Students of higher education institution are interested in convenience in procedures of receipt and training, possibility of continuous interaction with the teacher, a free access to training materials, and profitability of training. Students of college choose online training, first of all, because of possibility to combine work and study, desire of financial independence, but they show less educational readiness for this form of training
60. AKSENOVA ELENA, DS Prof.
Russian Peoples’ Friendship University,
Russia
eiak[at]yandex.ru
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: E-learning in the Russian Internet: an overview of major platforms and resources

Abstract: E-learning is one of the innovative technologies of formation of students' professional competence. The distance learning in the Russian educational organizations has both advantages over the traditional forms of education and some peculiarities. It sets certain specific requirements for the teacher and the learner. In particular, one should keep in mind that all foreign educational resources suggest a proficient command of a foreign (primarily English) language. There are resources in the Russian Internet too that favor the formation of general cultural and professional competence. And all courses and modules are available in Russian. The most popular websites are: LendWings, Uniweb, Zillion, Universarium, etc. They offer teaching materials on business, design, photography, programming and other subjects. There are mostly free courses, pay courses can be acquired in batches (several pieces at a time within one subject). After completing the course, students are awarded certificates. The courses place emphasis on the programs, but not on individual video lectures. Upon completion, you can be awarded a university diploma, or a certificate. The Runet currently offers more than 400 training programs. Their prices vary depending on the prestige of the university and other factors. Thus, the educational innovations contribute to the expansion, implementation and use of innovative technologies of adoption of educational programs and the formation of a wide range of competencies. E-learning as an educational innovation promotes the development of competencies and is aimed to provide opportunities to citizens of the Russian Federation residing in remote and hard-to-reach areas for additional professional education
61. AKSENOVA ELENA, DS Prof.
AMONOVA DILBAR, DS Prof.
Russian Peoples’ Friendship University,
Russia
Russian-Tajik (Slavic) University,
Republic of Tajikistan
eiak[at]yandex.ru
dilbar_amonova[at]mail.ru
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: E-learning: will distance education replace traditional one?

Abstract: Many experts in education agree that training students for the future, modern high school uses educational technologies of the past. That is why many students voluntarily refuse to attend full-time sessions and opt for remote education in order to acquire necessary professional skills without leaving home. The authors of this article carried out a study of students' reasoning for mastering the undergraduate and graduate educational programs, as well as advanced training and retraining in the short-term and medium-term courses and trainings. The study showed that the following groups of learners chose the distance education as a technology of mastering necessary knowledge and skills: (i) students combining studies and work; (ii) students from outlying localities; (iii) students receiving the second higher professional education and therefore of older age; (iv) attendees of refresher and professional retraining courses and (v) students with disabilities. Each of these categories is characterized by their features of motivation and organization of the educational process on the basis of remote technologies. There are a number of restrictions (primarily of legislative nature) that forbid to entirely shift from full-time training to remote one. However, the activity of Russian universities, modern worldwide trends and the demand for distance learning from the target groups of learners allow us to predict the change in legislation and the increase of e-learning hours in the educational programs
62. TONKONOG VIKTORIYA , DS Prof.
ANANCHENKOVA POLINA, PhD Prof.
Federal State Educational Institution of higher vocational training “Admiral Ushakov Maritime University”,
Russia
Academy of Labour and Social Relations,
Russia
tonkonogvv[at]yandex.ru
nanchenkova[at]yandex.ru
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: E-Learning as a tool for regional educational space virtualization

Abstract: One of priorities of training in modern system of higher education is forming competences providing for competitiveness, mobility and professional solvency of future specialist. Since young people receiving higher professional education are of high mobility and tends to go for study and work to major metropolitan, economically developed cities and industrial centers, one of objectives of policy in the field of professional education in Russian Federation is keeping graduate in region of study and residence. This problem can be solved through formation of single educational space on basis of remote learning programmes. Applicable in Russia Federal State Educational Standards in their structure assume so called "basic" block of disciplines that are mandatory for study by students of all educational institutions of the country as well as block of "optional" disciplines. As a rule, among others, this block include disciplines reflecting the sectoral specifics of the region. And such disciplines are studied only in universities of region concerned, or the Federal District. This article gives concept of innovative development of regional educational space based on use of remote learning technologies. Purpose of this work is to provide a mechanism for upgrading educational space of the region based on remote network system of interaction of regional universities. The article discusses such issues as: - relevance of problem of educational space virtualization in accordance with the Federal Law "On education at the Russian Federation"; - mechanism of integration of universities into remote educational space; - methodical principles for virtualization of regional educational space
63. TONKONOG VIKTORIYA , DS Prof.
ANANCHENKOVA POLINA, PhD Prof.
Federal State Educational Institution of higher vocational training “Admiral Ushakov Maritime University”,
Russia
Academy of Labour and Social Relations,
Russia
tonkonogvv[at]yandex.ru
nanchenkova[at]yandex.ru
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Comparative analysis of satisfaction with distance learning among students of different specializations

Abstract: The use of distance learning technologies in educational process at various higher learning institutions in the course of Bachelor's and Master's degree training, given the transition to new educational standards, is an important task for Russian higher learning institutions. The article presents results of research conducted among students in the following areas: "Tourism", "Social Work" and "Ship Navigation" specialization. The goal of the research was to determine the students' satisfaction with distance learning technologies. The total number of respondents was 450 persons (150 in each area). The study showed that students specializing in Ship Navigation were the most satisfied group (97% of the respondents). They said the key advantage of distance learning is the ability to combine the practice of navigating ships with the theoretical studies. Students in this group would like to combine their journey time with the ability to learn the theoretical disciplines (History, Philosophy, Social Studies, etc.) Students in the "Tourism" area demonstrated similar satisfaction levels. However, only 84% in this group were satisfied with the advantages of e-learning. As for would-be social workers, the humanitarian specifics of their profession results in a lower level of satisfaction with distance learning technologies - only 52% in this group consider e-learning the most suitable form of acquiring the profession
64. PETROVA MARIYA (1), PhD student
PETROVA ALLA (2), Director
(1)Academy of Labour and Social Relations,
Russia
(2) Orphanage Moscow,
Russia
maria871805[at]yandex.ru
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Features of distance learning of personnel in the sphere of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship

Abstract: Social activities that are focused on the sphere of charity, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship is an actual trend and it inevitablies necessitate the search for professionals who are able to carry out the organization and management of charitable and social activities at a high professional level. Many educational organizations of the Russia have developed educational training programs for charity and social entrepreneurship. These programs are implemented to the greatest extent in those universities where the training of managers and specialists in the field of social work is implemented. This is due to the fact that charitable activities, on the one hand, is considered as a project and needs effective management, and on the other hand-as a social activity that requires appropriate knowledge in the field of social work, social services, etc.
The authors of this article conducted a comprehensive study, the purpose of which is to analyze the features and effectiveness of the development of professional competencies in the organization of charitable activities and social entrepreneurship in the process of distance learning in the relevant disciplines. The study was conducted among students of the 3rd and 4th years of undergraduate studies in the areas of "Management" (Management in the social sphere) (N=186 p.) and "Social work" (Organization of social services) (N= 172 p.). The results of the study show the strengths and weaknesses of distance learning, what are the difficulties of implementing distance learning programs, as well as their popularity among students and prospects for further development
65. PETROVA MARIYA, PhD student
Academy of Labour and Social Relations,
Russia
maria871805[at]yandex.ru
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Distance learning in support of social entrepreneurship: the russian experience (case-study)

Abstract: The Foundation called "Our future" in 2014 created the "Laboratory of social entrepreneurship", whose activities are aimed at the development and implementation of distance learning programs focused on the needs of social business.
The main educational program of the Laboratory - "Fundamentals of social entrepreneurship" is implemented in a remote form, which allows to provide a wide geographical coverage of the audience of interested students from different regions of the Russia.
General characteristics of the learning process: forms, methods, technologies:
- Seminars using distance learning technology video.
- Self-development of recommended materials by students.
- Independent work of students to develop their own project of social enterprise, discussion of the results of independent work in the online group and with the teacher in the process of group chat.
- Creation of a regional database of existing social enterprises by students.
In addition to the main distance learning course, the Laboratory offers a wide range of webinars ("Mom's business: launching an educational project", "Social business Marketing", "Waste Economics: how to make money on garbage", etc.). Some online seminars of the Laboratory are held in the form of master classes of successful social entrepreneurs, who share their experience and answer questions from the audience.
The practice of conducting online courses for social entrepreneurs has shown that distance learning effectively copes with the task of transferring specific practical tools to students, and the format of individual online consultations allows for detailed study of projects and its individual characteristics
66. PETROVA ALLA, Director
Orphanage Moscow,
Russia
maria871805[at]yandex.ru
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Distance learning for social service: case-study of the Department of Church charity and social service of the Russian Orthodox Church

Abstract: Responding to the requests of the clergy of the Moscow and Moscow region parishes, and then remote parishes since 2017, the Department for Church charity and social service of the Russian Orthodox Church together with St. Tikhon's Orthodox humanitarian University (PSU) developed and implement a course of distance learning of Church social work "Social service in the parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church: organization, management, communication".
The course is designed for social workers of temples and socially-oriented non-profit organizations (NPO). Participants receive the necessary minimum professional knowledge, learn to identify target groups in need and analyze their needs, to attract volunteers. In addition, an important emphasis is placed on the passage of each student individual in-depth courses on the organization of social work directly in their chosen areas, depending on the needs of the parish (students can choose one or more areas):
- Organization of volunteer activities;
- Assistance to disabled persons (including disabled children) and their families;
- Pre-abortion counselling and maternity protection;
- Help pregnant and young mothers in difficult life situations;
- Assistance in family placement of orphans and children left without parental care;
- Organization of social work in villages, etc.
Training is conducted remotely - using the technology "webinar" via the Internet. An important component of the training program are tasks that are carried out by students directly at their parishes, followed by the analysis of difficulties with the participation of specialists of the Department in the framework of group online discussions and forums
67. MOREEVA ELENA, PhD Ass. Prof.
Russian State University named after A.N.Kosygin,
Russia
moreevaev[at]yandex.ru
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: The concept of system of remote training of specialists in the field of advertising and public relations in the conditions of formation of uniform educational space

Abstract: The Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation is consistently developing a single educational space throughout the country, defining this work as one of the most important tasks of the education system. This task corresponds to the objectives and strategic plans for the development of the national education system, which seeks to unify educational programs in the relevant areas of training.
Network interaction of educational organizations, provided by the Law "About education in the Russian Federation " is most effectively implemented in the process of cooperation of universities in the framework of distance learning programs. In particular, by signing an agreement on network cooperation in the training of specialists in the field of advertising and public relations, Moscow universities – participants of the agreement (Russian state University for the Humanities, National research University "Moscow energy Institute", Moscow University of Finance and law, Moscow University named after S.U.Witte) developed a unified distance learning program.
On the basis of expert assessments of teachers of the participating universities, a unified concept of training specialists was developed, including a list of basic disciplines and their duration in hours:
- Imagemaking as a direction of PR-activity-26 hours;
- PR in politics and public administration – 30 hours;
- Communication theory-32 hours;
- Branding and marketing communications-72 hours;
- and some others.
The article discusses the conditions for the implementation of distance learning program by participating universities, as well as the data reflecting the degree of satisfaction of students with the process of distance learning
68. MARTIROSYAN OKSANA, Senior Lecturer
Federal state educational institution of higher professional education Belgorod state University named after V. G. Shukhov,
Russia
martirosyan_o[at]mail.ru
Section: M&M
Title of paper:
Using the method of case-stady in distance learning system at training young entrepreneurs


Abstract: The latest data from the public opinion Foundation show that Russian business is rapidly growing younger. The average age of an entrepreneur is 36 years, 26% of all businessmen in Russia are young people under 30 years. At the same time, this part is the most optimistic. Young people are more prone to legal business, prestigious public activities. Polls also show that 30% of young people under 23 years of age would like to do business.
Currently, in the Russian educational space there is a huge variety of educational products that provide the formation of knowledge and skills necessary for the implementation of entrepreneurial initiatives by young businessmen, whose ambitions are often not supported by the appropriate educational baggage.
The purpose of the article is to show the possibility of using the case study method in the process of training young entrepreneurs taking into account the use of distance learning technologies.
Using the methods of aggregation, deduction and logical synthesis, the author developed the principles of distance learning of economic disciplines on the basis of case-study methodology.
On concrete examples personal types of cases are demonstrated: illustrating processes and concepts; simulating template processes; describing original situations in real business and having solutions already implemented in practice; cases with an uncertain answer to a given problem question. The choice of a particular type of case studies is determined by the learning objectives and the required level of discipline. Cases complement each other in the formation of the evaluation Fund
69. OZDEMIR OGUZHAN, PhD
AYDOGDU HARUN, PhD
Firat University,
Turkiye
oguzhanozdemir[at]gmail.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper:
Integration of Computational Thinking into Information Technologies and Software Course Program: a Suggestion


Abstract: Purpose and significance: As a necessity of the age we live in, people need to learn when, how and where to use the technological tools needed for problem solving. Bundy (2007) argues that the way of understanding of 21th century passes through the understanding of the Computational Thinking. Therefore, It is possible for people, equipped with this period technology to acquire this competence by learning Computational Thinking skills. In this context, it is necessary to teach computer skills to train individuals who think, interpret, analyze and apply what they think. It is important that students have the ability to think on their computers and use these skills to solve the problems. The integration of Computational Thinking into Information Technology and Software course means to together with the ability of students to acquire a large number of skills. ISTE (2015) suggests that computer literacy skills are a reflection of creative thinking, critical thinking, collaborative learning, problem solving, and algorithmic thinking skills.
Methods: A proposal which is Computational Thinking concept for the integration of Information Technologies and Software Course was developed. Within the scope of this proposal, it is thought that the methods of Computational Thinking, included in the 5th and 6th grade of elementary school, are taught to the students. In the content of suggestion, First week Decomposition, second week Pattern Recognition, third week Abstraction and fourth week Algorithm Design methods will be taught and Practices on these methods will be carried out.
Results and Conclusion: With the development of technology, the use of technology in educational environment has led to the emergence of new concepts. Teaching Computational Thinking, which is most striking from these concepts, is very important for raising the individuals who are producing and practicing. As a result, this proposal will allow the development of various skills of the students. With the introduction of Computational Thinking as a course content, the changes that are taking place in students can be reviewed in the short term and long term. In order to observe these changes, a scale can be developed that measures the change of students' Computational Thinking skills.
70. OZDEMIR OGUZHAN, PhD
Firat University,
Turkiye
oguzhanozdemir[at]gmail.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper:
Views of Computer Education and Instructional Technology Master Student About Alternative Assessment: a Qualitative Study


Abstract: The aim of this study is to determine the students’ views about Alternative Assessment Techniques course and alternative assessment techniques. Alternative assessment or in other words Complementary evaluation is the additional techniques used when traditional assessment and evaluation techniques are insufficient. Today’s teachers are encouraged to use the techniques. In order to learn and use these techniques properly, Alternative Evaluation Techniques master course has been opened in Computer Education and Instructional Technology Department. In total, seven students who have taken this course for one semester and they were asked about their views regarding that course and the techniques. Interview method was used to collect data fort this study and students were asked 12 interview questions and additional questions if necessary during interview. Interview data were examined and interpreted by content analysis method. When the research findings were reviewed, students found this course useful and stated that they would certainly use the information they achieved during the semester in their career. Students have used several concepts as metaphors for Alternative Evaluation. Students who had teaching experience stated that they used at least one of alternative evaluation techniques and they would use more of them in the future. It is observed that students do not have much information about the problems they may encounter during implementation.
71. ISCIOGLU ERSUN, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Education, Department of Computer and Instructional Technology Teacher Education, Famagusta N.Cyprus via Mersin 10,
Turkiye
ersun.iscioglu[at]emu.edu.tr
Section: M&M
Title of paper:
Online Learning Readiness Level of High School Teachers


Abstract: The main aim of this study is to investigate the online learning readiness level of high school teachers’ according to gender, age, profession (field), experience. This study designed as a quantitative survey method. Data gathered from 136 high school teachers whose are working in 4 different schools located Famagusta, N. Cyprus. Online Learning Readiness Scale (OLRS) and personal information form will be used to data collection tools. OLRS developed by Hung, Chou, Chen, and Own (2010) and adapted to Turkish by Yurdugül and Alsancak Sırakaya (2013). The data collection tools was applied to all high school teachers in the 2016-2017 terms. Data gathered as a result of the study was analysed with descriptive analysis, t-test and Anova. According to the findings, discussions and suggestions are provided at the end of the study.
72. ISCIOGLU ERSUN (1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
ISCIOGLU DENIZ (2), PhD Assoc. Prof.
Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Education,
(1) Department of Computer and Instructional Technology Teacher Education,
(2) Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Business Administration, Public Administration Program
Famagusta N.Cyprus via Mersin 10,
Turkiye
ersun.iscioglu[at]emu.edu.tr
Section: M&M
Title of paper:
Impact of Online Learning on the Environmental Awareness: An Opinions of Secondary School Teachers


Abstract: Today, environmental problems affect all of humanity. Together, with globalization, environmental problems are now not only a problem of the society we live in, but a common issue that affects the entire world. Increasing the awareness of individuals of the society towards environmental problems is considered to be one of the most important steps to take in the solving of environmental problems. It is particularly essential to increase the environmental awareness of the youth of the society. Therefore, the most important duty is undertaken by the teachers who educate them.
The aim of this study is to inquire the effect of online learning on secondary school teachers’ on the environmental awareness. Within this scope, the effect of online learning on teachers’ environmental awareness and the effectiveness of the environment were assessed within the framework of teacher opinions.
The study was designed as a qualitative research. The data were collected by means of the focus group interview method conducted as a result of the study. The working group of the study is composed of a total 42 secondary school teachers working in two different secondary schools located at Famagusta, N.Cyprus. Data gathered as a result of the study was analysed with descriptive analysis. According to the findings, discussions and suggestions are provided at the end of the study.
73. LASKOVIĆ BRANKA, MSc
BOGDANOVIĆ ZORICA, Prof.
NAUMOVIĆ TAMARA, MSc
DESPOTOVIĆ-ZRAKIĆ MARIJANA, Prof.
RADENKOVIĆ BOŽIDAR, Prof.
Department of e-business, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade,
Serbia
zorica[at]elab.rs
Section: M&M
Title of paper:
Social Network Analysis in e-Education


Abstract: In this paper the authors study the application of social network analysis in e-education. The main goal is to apply social network analysis concepts and tools to analyze data from e-education contexts. The expected results are twofold. First, the research gives information on students’ profiles, in terms of their interests, attitudes and problems, which can be used for improving the e-education process. Second, the research provides an example of usage of social network data that can be used to improve the social network marketing of educational institutions. The experiment has been conducted within Faculty of organizational sciences, University of Belgrade.
74. CHIRCU SORINA, PhD Lecturer
"Politehnica" University of Bucharest,
Romania
chircusorina[at]gmail.com
Section: TECH
Title of paper:
COVEO – an e-learning tool for the induction and continuous training of IT employees


Abstract: Labor productivity, a very important indicator for any company that delivers products and/or services, depends on many factors such as: work organisation, employee training and technological process.
In order to grow workforce productivity, more and more IT companies use IT products instead of creating everything from scratch, in a common programming language. Therefore, the tendency of IT companies is to specialise developers on specific products based on programming languages (one doesn’t need to only learn a programming language, but a more advanced product/framework that is based on a particular programming language).
On a regular basis, programmers must learn new products or new version of a product previously used within the same company. Every new product or product version has its own documentation. Therefore a method to organise all this information is needed in order to facilitate fast learning both for junior and senior programmers. In IT companies, documentation is scattered across multiple locations: Sharepoint, Confluence, Internal Communities/Forums, JIRA, etc. A inovative tool considered the leader of Enterprise Search in 2017 and 2018 by qualitative analysis market research companies is COVEO.
The present paper aims to emphasize the benefits of using COVEO as an AI Search Tool (Enterprise Search using Artificial Intelligence) both for the employee as well as for employers
As research method we used the survey, which was shared online to a lot of 230 IT employees from Bucharest, that use COVEO AI Search. The research results confirm the benefits of using COVEO in IT companies.
75. SERBANESCU LIVIU, PhD Lecturer
"Hyperion" University of Bucharest,
Romania
livius969[at]gmail.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper:
Solutions For Designing Software Modules Used By Android Devices In Inventory Management


Abstract: In the use of software, the issue of minimizing the operating time appears. Inventory logistics software applications involving high operating times due to take over the merchandise item to item. Lately scanning devices have operating system and software applications allow running specific mobile devices. This can lead to an improvement software systems in order to reduce operating times. This paper addresses this aspect, in case of logistics stocks in the telecommunications sector. It is shown extending a logistics software for stocks with a client interface for mobile devices. In the case presented, data servers can be accessed directly from mobile scanners, allowing for real-time operation. The system also allows for a dynamic configuration of existing warehouses.
76. SERBANESCU LIVIU, PhD Lecturer
"Hyperion" University of Bucharest,
Romania
livius969[at]gmail.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper:
Design an assisted editing software module based on DBMS server side programming


Abstract: With the increasing variety of user interface devices comes the need to use the same application to different types of interfaces (desktop, web or mobile). This requires reducing the tasks assigned to the user interface. For database applications, the complexity of user interfaces is transferred to the DBMS server by increasing the complexity of server-side procedures. Therefore functions on the server database will reside on the model and the user interface will only be a template to be populated with data from the DBMS, and the controller that takes events from the user will be configured through the model provided by the database. Procedural functions implemented at the DBMS level will generate the template for the interface based on a set of default rules. In order to implement such a mechanism it is necessary to decompose the user's activities at the interface level in states and transitions. The article aims to describe such an architecture, which uses PostgreSQL as a database management system, this DBMS offering great flexibility in server-side programming.
77. VELCIU MAGDALENA, PhD Researcher
National Scientific Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection,
Romania
magda.velciu[at]incsmps.ro
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper:
Shaping Online Identity and future work identity


Abstract: The paper aims to shape the perception of young Romanian users about the online identity they have in virtual environment. I present the results of a questionnaire-based survey searching for information about creating an online identity and the impact on real life, inquiring young persons, students or graduates who are Internet users. By doing so, I pursue not only to know the social status of Internet users, but also to make the young aware of the risks involved and to determine them to be more careful with managing online presence, as future workers. The theme of this paper is in line with recent concern about how young people build their work identity, emphasizing the need for raising awarness and managing online identity by careful communication in virtual environment, especially for young persons either in education, graduates or searching for a job. Managing work identity, as a a two-edged weapon for performance, could influence reputation in work environment and future career, so not only relates to informations but become more, a potential tool for succesfull work transitions.
78. GRECU LILIANA, PhD Researcher
VELCIU MAGDALENA, PhD Researcher
National Scientific Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection,
Romania
magda.velciu[at]incsmps.ro
gliliana[at]incsmps.ro
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper:
Developing ICT’s skills for women practicing a hobby


Abstract: The paper intent to present the results of a survey regarding the importance of developing ICT’s skills of inactive women and housewives in order to give them the opportunity to develop their creative hobbies like hand made products, and improve inactive life quality. A comprehensive analysis, including statistical resources for internet users was done. The question-based interview aimed to collect data regarding the interest of women in hobbies, including hand made products, as well as what type of available applications and electronic devices the target-group is more open to use for this purpose. We emphasize the fact that turning a hobby into a career can make sense due to usage of e-learning and digital applications. As a target, we intend to develop an e-learning platform as a virtual space that gathering women willing to improve their skills and practice a hobby.
79. SORIN TROCARU (1,2), PhD Studen
ISTVAN BARTOS-ELEKES (3), PhD Teacher
(1) University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Bucharest-Măgurele,
(2) Ministry of National Education, Romania, Department of Upper Secondary Education and Lifelong Education, Bucharest,
(3) Theoretic Highschool „Ady Endre” Oradea,
Romania
sorin.trocaru[at]gmail.com
Section: TECH
Title of paper:
A simple physics experiment with unexpected results revealed by using the of augmented reality tool and methods


Abstract: The overall aim of teaching physics is to enable the student to build his own descriptive model of the reality. For that the experimental activities are essential. The use of augmented reality tools may reveal unexpected phenomenon covered under the measurements error. The paper presents the study case of such situation and the didactical advantages of use of augmented reality in understanding physics phenomenon. The theme of experiment is the study of free falling body by calculation of the gravitational acceleration. The sets of data are collected by using the classical setup and using an augmented reality tool and method. The difference in values analysis reveals the influence of the magnetic field produce by the metallic ball launcher. Some didactical aspects are presented.

Key words: augmented reality, physics experiment, free fall, physics education

80. CORNEL TURCU (1), PhD Prof.
CRISTINA TURCU (2), PhD Prof.
IULIANA CHIUCHIȘAN (1), PhD Lecturer
(1) Dept. Computers
(2) Dept. Computers, Electronics and Automation; Computers, Electronics and Automation
"Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava,
Romania
cturcu[at]eed.usv.ro
cristina[at]eed.usv.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper:
Industrial Internet of Things as a Challenge for Higher Education


Abstract: This paper is aimed to examine the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in industry (so-called Industrial Internet of Things, shortly IIoT) and the requirements for higher education in the times of the fourth industrial revolution. The addition of the fourth letter, "I" in front of the “IoT” coins the name of the new concept, “IIoT” in relation with another term, “Industry 4.0”. Because these concepts have no precise and widely accepted definitions, we presented the ones considered relevant by scientific literature. The paper also highlights the most important similarities and differences between these concepts. IIoT is a very dynamic concept and it will constantly bring changes in digital technologies, requirements and markets, and will also transform industries and business practices. According to manifold studies, currently, there is a skills gap which may widen in the future if no action is taken. Higher education must adopt the latest related technologies and must adapt to the new ways in which people, machines, services and data can interact. Consequently, employees, students, graduates, etc. have to be equally dynamic in learning and acquiring new skills. The transition from higher education to employment is a challenge that could be more easily addressed through the efforts of all stakeholders, from individuals to organizations, and from businesses to governments. As changes in higher education take time, all stakeholders will now have to act in preparing for the Industrial Internet of Things.
81. CRISTINA TURCU (2), PhD Prof.
CORNEL TURCU (1), PhD Prof.
(1) Dept. Computers
(2) Dept. Computers, Electronics and Automation; Computers, Electronics and Automation
"Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava,
Romania
cturcu[at]eed.usv.ro
cristina[at]eed.usv.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper:
Blockchain and its Potential in Education


Abstract: The proposed paper presents a literature review regarding the status of integrating the dynamic blockchain technology in the educational field. Blockchain is a relatively new technology and the same is its implementations in education. The emerging need in this area of research, which still is in its infancy, is justified by the possible use cases; some of these cases are in piloting phase, while others have already been adopted by educational institutions. This paper focuses on extending knowledge about blockchain and on identifying the benefits, risks and the associated challenges regarding the successful implementation of blockchain-based solutions in the field of education, fully in line with standards and guidelines for quality assurance. The presented literature review is limited to conference papers or journal articles published in recent years.
82. PUPEZESCU VALENTIN, PhD Lecturer
DRAGOMIR MARILENA-CATALINA, PhD Student
ETTI, "Politehnica" Unifersity Bucharest
Romania
vpupezescu[at]yahoo.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper:
Experimental Elearning Application for Distributed Data Mining Systems


Abstract: The development of machine learning algorithms, computing and communication in recent years is producing a world that depends on information. Nowadays, most of the information is stored as raw data in real distributed database management systems. Although many scientific discoveries were made in research fields such as Distributed Databases, Data Preparation, Machine Learning, Distributed Data Mining and Elearning, there is a lack of experimental applications that facilitates the deepen of knowledge in all these research fields blended together. This paper presents an experimental Elearning application that allows students to assimilate knowledge through experiments from the aforementioned research domains. The application has a module that imports, prepares and transforms data in order to be processed by the data mining task. The data is stored in the MySql database management system in a distributed manner, achieved through the replication process in a master-slave topology. Students can set the replication type: Statement, Row or Mixed Based Replication. The Data Mining task (classification) is achieved in a distributed manner using Distributed Committee Machines with a modified version of a multilayer perceptron proposed in our previous research (autoresetting multilayer perceptron). The users can choose from three standard data sets: iris1, wine1 and conc1. Through the web interface, the users from the master system will send the configuration parameters for the neural network and the addresses of the distributed slave systems. In the application the students can visualize the classification results derived from the distributed experiments and choose the highest-scoring classifier.
83. ANDREEA URSU, PhD Student
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi,
Romania
ursu.anndreea[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper:
Perceived intensity and causes of criticism within romantic relationships. Findings from a Romanian sample


Abstract: Research suggests that criticism has destructive effects on dyadic satisfaction and its outcomes. Although, effects of criticism on relational dynamic have been examined, individual beliefs about which kind of situations made them feeling criticized within their romantic relationships have not been explored. The current study extends existing research by investigating the perceived causes of criticism in two contextual conditions: victim and perpetrator. More precisely, the aims of study are: (a) assessing the criticism level experienced within romantic relationships in the last 2 weeks, (b) underlying the dimensions which characterizing persons explanations about criticism experienced within romantic relationships, and (c) presenting similarities and differences of perceived causes of criticism for the two contextual conditions. We have used an online approach for both, reaching the participants and collecting the data, taking into account the development of technology in research field. Results suggest nine factors characterizing the perceived causes of criticism experienced within romantic relationships. Implications for couples therapy and research on romantic relationships are discussed.
84. IUREAN STANCA-MARIA, PhD Student
Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Psychology and Science of Education,
Romania
stanca.maria.iurean[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper:
A comparative approach to the impact of 2D animations and 3D computer animated movies in students’ cognitive process of comprehension


Abstract: Nowadays, Romanian children at least, are interested in animated movies, mostly 3D computer animated movies.
The current paper presents a comparative approach to the impact of 2D animations and 3D computer animated movies in students’ cognitive process of comprehension. The study took place in two preparatory classes in a public educational institution from Cluj county and it presents data collected from teachers’ observation sheets and students' tests during the implementation of curricular activities based on 2D animations and 3D computer animated movies. Teachers’ observation sheets and students’ tests were filled during a debriefing process of the watched movies.
Therefore, the data collected from the two preparatory classes indicate the way these animated movie-based activities facilitate students’ process of comprehension.
The main purpose of the study was the investigation of the way preparatory school students comprehend similar contents presented through 2D animated movies and through 3D computer animated movies.

Keywords: 2D animations, 3D computer animated movies, debriefing, comprehension

85. TRIPON CRISTINA, PhD Ass. Lecturer
Teacher Training and Social Sciences Department Politehnica University of Bucharest,
Romania
cristinatimpau89[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper:
A curriculum of all the talents- problem solving case


Abstract: Formal education is increasingly focused on the development of formal examination or testing options for students. The idea of knowledge testing has deep roots in the history of education, but the obsession of the education system for testing is becoming more and more accentuated, becoming a real deal for those in the field. Academic progress has become primordial, forgetting emotional or social issues or leaving them in the care of pupils or parents to be developed for children. In demagogic discourse we often find the issue of changing the curriculum, but what is the optimal solution that could be adapted to the skills of talented natives?
The paper aims to provide opportunities for organizing students' activity based on modules specifically designed to develop problem-solving skills, concrete problems that can be internalized to be developed to solve problems that students will face in real life. It is also very important that, as a result of academic efforts, enough time is spent on their practical development, especially within micro groups, for easy adaptation to macro groups-society, the labor market. The research undertaken summarizes the assumed objectives and assumptions, describing their possible solutions.
86. TRIPON CRISTINA, PhD Ass. Lecturer
Teacher Training and Social Sciences Department Politehnica University of Bucharest,
Romania
cristinatimpau89[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper:
Aspirations for a tomorrows-education- plan for active citizens


Abstract: Education is the investment in a better future. It is well known that major education systems on the world market provide sufficient financial needs for education and represent the country's large-scale projects. The Romanian education system still has steps to be taken, but the real reform is needed from the inside, starting with the training of teachers in cross-cutting fields. Lately, country-run projects on a political level describe educational issues, but without being carried out with a generous substrate to meet the needs of the future labor market. So what is the need for the labor market in the near future and what competencies should a high school graduate have?
The paper aims to describe the research undertaken within an economical high school, over the course of 2 months, on the development of 21st-century competencies with the help of the field of democratic citizenship. The tools used in the research and the results obtained are described in the following, from the perspective of future education, as possible solutions for the development of high school students' skills. Conclusions provide insight and action prospects in the near future.
87. IJAZ HUSSAIN, Researcher
CRISTIAN VASILESCU, Researcher
GEORGE SUCIU, Researcher
MUNEEB ANWAR, Researcher
R&D Department, BEIA Consult International,
Romania
george[at]beia.ro
Section: SOFT
Title of paper:
Using Computer Vision for Improving e-Learning


Abstract: In general, the present innovation is directed to systems and methods for detecting the position and shape of an object. The computer vision innovation comprises a system with a camera attached to a Raspberry Pi and it is configured to provide automatically object and person analysis from a picture. In an e-Learning scenario, the present innovation may use background subtraction for person identification and tracking, probabilistic approach with expectation-maximization for detecting the object and decision tree classification for behavior identification. Thus, we design a computer vision system which is capable of automatically monitoring an image to identify various persons and the person's position within the image. The innovation is particularly useful for detect and classifying student e-Learning behavior such as facial detection too. Furthermore, based on affective computing technology- facial expression recognition and posture recognition, a new e-Learning system model was proposed. Moreover, a system model and technique mean of harmonious human-machine affective interaction system is described. The analysis of the model showed that the e-Learning affective interaction system can solve the problems caused by emotion deficiency, pull the long-distance education into an intelligent period, and and can be developed quickly on a virtualized infrastructure.
88. DUCHEVA ZLATOELI, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Faculty of Technics and Technology - Yambol, Trakia University of Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
zl.ducheva[at]abv.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper:
Readiness and attitudes for self-development of students' digital competences


Abstract: Continuously growing competition between companies not only in Europe but also globally, their desire to develop depend both - on innovation and effective use of ICT, but also on the quality of training of the workforce. The initiatives and European Union policies are aimed at improving digital skills and lifelong learning in the frame of Employment policies of the EU.
Undisputed is the fact that the development of the digital competence of engineers is a key moment in their preparation. The report examines the integrative nature of digital competences. The input level of the digital competences of the students, who are preparing at the Faculty of Technics and Technology - Yambol, is analyzed. An attempt has been made to track their attitudes and readiness to develop their digital competences not only in the course of learning but also in the aspect of lifelong learning.
89. DINEVA SNEJANA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Faculty of Technics and Technology - Yambol, Trakia University of Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
sbdineva[at]abv.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper:
Nowadays education and long-life learning


Abstract: The article reviews the importance of long-life learning nowadays and the new semantic e-learning environment creating during last years to support the requirements of that conditions. The education in 21th century is a long-life learning education with commitment of formal, non-formal and informal learning supported from New Learning Environments. The e-Academia framework has been adopted and created with real and virtual members of organizations, applications for communication and collaboration, e-Learning and directory services. The aim of article is to describe the changes of education system in the last decades forced by the innovations of technology and their implementation in the life. The characteristics of the New Learning Environments are analyzed and the concept of long-life learning.

Keywords: long-life learning, new learning environments, intelligent network

90. SAID MOHAMMED AL MASHRFAI, PhD Educational Supervisor
Ministry of Education,
?
saeedalmashrafi[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper:
Effect of collaborative work on improving the learners' reading skill


Abstract: Intending to talk about a study that aimed at studying the effect of collaborative work on EFL students’ reading performance by using Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR). CSR is a teaching technique that was originally developed by Klingner and Vaughn and which aims at improving the learners' reading skill. CSR is defined by many educators as an instructional program in which students work in pairs or in small groups to help one another master the academic content. It consists of four main strategies: preview, click and clunk, get the gist and wrap-up. The study population consisted of grade seven students studying the English language course in Omani basic Education schools during the academic year 2016-2017. Two grade seven basic education classes of a total of thirty-four students from a male school in Sharqiyah South educational district represented the sample of the study. A class of seventeen students represented the experimental group, which was taught the reading texts using Collaborative Strategic Reading. The other class represented the control group, which received traditional classroom instruction. A reading comprehension test was used to explore the research question. The major results of the reading test revealed a statistically significant difference between the students’ achievement of the experimental group and the students’ achievement of the control group using t-test that favored the experimental group that was taught using Collaborative Strategic Reading.
91. ILOVAN OANA-RAMONA (1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
KOSINSZKI SORIN-ALIN (2), PhD Assoc. Lecturer
DULAMĂ MARIA ELIZA (2), Prof.
MARIN MARIAN (1), Student
(1) Faculty of Geography, “Babeș-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca,
(2) Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education,
“Babeș-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca,
Romania
ilovanoana[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper:
The Usefulness of Web Sources in Geography Bibliographical Research and Learning


Abstract: Geography teachers use web sources to do bibliographical research when writing their theses to obtain the 1st didactic degree in the Romanian education system. This study is the result of our analysis of the web sources used in bibliographical research to write about the landforms of the Hășdate settlement, Cluj County, and the way the author used these web sources in comparison to the field research and the printed ones. We analysed the texts, the photos and the available sources for this topic on Wordcat, Researchgate, Wikipedia, Facebook, from other 1st didactic degree and from Ph.D. theses and from available printed materials at the university library of Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. All these were put down in the final reference list of the respective 1st didactic degree thesis, as well as the official cartographic material and the one realised in GIS for this. In our comparative study, we analysed how useful were the web sources to represent the landform features, to clarify concepts, and to present scientifically correct information. We concluded that the identified and used web sources were very valuable in realising the study when the person realising the research had a high competence level of assessing correctly the information quality.
92. MAGDAȘ IOANA(2), PhD Assoc. Prof.
ILOVAN OANA-RAMONA (1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
DULAMĂ MARIA ELIZA (2), PhD Prof.
URSU COSMINA-DANIELA (1), MSc Student
(1) Faculty of Geography, “Babeș-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca,
(2) Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education,
“Babeș-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca,
Romania
magdas_ioana[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper:
Web Sources Use in Studying Regional Geography Topics during Didactic Activities in the Romanian University and Pre-university Education System


Abstract: Geography teachers use cartographic materials, drawings including charts, and photographs to enable students’ understanding and learning of Geography contents. They present these materials in a digital format and project them using appropriate devices. In this paper, we analysed the use of certain devices in elearning at Geography, for teaching, learning, and assessment. We analysed the PowerPoint presentations realised by the university students who attend the courses for becoming Geography teachers. These presentations were associated to lesson plans with Regional Geography topics. We analysed the following: the ways materials were selected in order to underline the characteristic features of the studied areas (i.e. continents, countries, regions); quality of materials; presentation way and form, combining materials; representativeness for the respective area; the proposed learning activities starting from these. We concluded that technology progress and its cost diminishing enables students and teachers to use digital materials in learning Geography, that there was an abundance of web sources that could be used, and also that university students had difficulties in choosing the most appropriate materials for certain topics because of their low competence level in Geography.
93. VASILESCU CRISTIAN, Eng., Senior Researcher
BEIA Consult International,
Romania
cristian.vasilescu[at]beia.ro
Section: SOFT
Title of paper:
Digital, e-Learning models of learners and teacher based on text and image analysis in Artificial Intelligence


Abstract: The paper presents how to use the Artificial Intelligence (AI) to produce major improvements in e-learning by customizing the teaching of the lesson according to the needs of each learner. AI also helps the teacher to correct and improve his/her teaching. To achieve these improvements, one digital, e-learning model / profile is built for each learner. The model is made using AI analysis techniques, namely Text Analysis and Key-phrase extraction, applied to answers to questions about the difficulty of the lesson and about the teaching style; AI is also used for the learner's face analysis when he/she is asked to answer to a difficult problem. A model of the teacher is also made based on learners' answers using the same techniques of text analysis.
94. RADU RĂDESCU, PhD Professor
Applied Electronics and Information Engineering Department, University Politehnica of Bucharest,
Romania
radu.radescu[at]upb.ro
Section: SOFT
Title of paper:
E-environment platform for learning the management of the protected areas


Abstract: E-environment is a platform that offers the potential to bring together data about protected areas around the world to form a unified management system. The e-environment platform can provide or receive rapid information through the use of information technology, which can lead to improved citizens' awareness, real-time data updates, increased involvement of individuals, organizations and governments in saving and preserving areas protected.
Currently, e-environment applications helps users to identify the points of interest that allow them to observe and take pictures then automatically loaded into a common database conservation classification and analysis. Such applications improve visitor experience and can make a useful contribution to the data available to environmentalists. There are cloud-based community collaboration platforms that allow participants who are subscribed (at no cost) to set up or join groups, participate in discussions, share ideas, ask questions, provide or search for documents, videos and pictures of best practice experience. The e-environment platforms are available via the Internet, with access possible regardless of the area. These platforms are easy to configure, and the required software is inexpensive. However, e-environment platforms require management and an animated interface to provide the user with an attractive and interactive learning experience.
E-environment platforms offer major advantages compared to conventional information options: mass media, posters or maps. An e-environment platform:
• has global coverage. The online platform can bring together information about all areas of interest around the world. There is no need for travel or dedicated material to view any area around the globe.
• includes all devices. The online platform can be accessed on both desktop and mobile or portable devices, such as smart phones and tablets, making it easier for users who need it to access information from an e-environment system, any time.
• allows real-time update. The online platform can be updated at any time with new points of interest, images or information. Users can instantly find information about the newest areas.
• increases engagement. With the simplification of access to environmental information, people and organizations can notify governments about certain areas that need to be saved or preserved. E-environment provides the opportunity to follow the steps taken and to detect possible deviations.
As the world becomes more connected and globalized, more and more people have access to the Internet and to devices based on advanced technology. By providing the public with opportunities to interact with the environment through these devices, they can use them to improve methods and actions for environmental conservation.
• integrates the facilities of the smart city concept. A smart city is best described as a city that takes advantage of information and communication technology, aiming at creating infrastructures and services to ensure sustainable development, improving the quality of citizens' lives, increased resource efficiency, proper dissemination of information and active participation of citizens.
In the world, many projects have been implemented following the concept of smart city, which has been providing services to citizens for some time. The current objective is to increase the number of protected areas, to make them known and, with the direct involvement of citizens, to discover and mark new areas.
95. RADU RĂDESCU, PhD Professor
Applied Electronics and Information Engineering Department, University Politehnica of Bucharest,
Romania
radu.radescu[at]upb.ro
Section: SOFT
Title of paper:
E-learning application for studying video conversion and video editing


Abstract: The original contribution of this work consists in designing and implementing a video conversion application for different video formats with basic editing functions for multimedia e-learning platforms. The programming language chosen is C ++, the user interface is implemented in Qt, the video compression support and editing options are provided by the FFmpeg open source multimedia library. The entire platform uses the open source concept and as a result the application code is posted on GITHUB to allow users interested in the subject to contribute through personal enhancements.
Video is an electronic medium for recording, copying, playing, storing and displaying moving images. In the simplest view, video images represent a very fast sequence of classical images (frames, photograms) spatially correlated with an audio recording added. Basically, video can be divided into two distinct categories: analogue video (classic video recording) from analog capture environments, and digital video, coming from various modern video recording environments. This paper focuses more on modern (digital) capture, processing and video playback techniques.
The application is cross-platform and is therefore compatible with several operating systems, including Windows XP, 7, Vista, 8, 10.
As a result of running the application, it is clear that codecs and video formats are quite simple. Each codec and media format is useful for the purpose it was created. In terms of coding general purpose materials, things are pretty much the same. The market for codecs with losses is very large, with each codec offering various advantages and disadvantages. The FFmpeg codec delivers highly compressed video (it takes up very little physical storage space) but with a fairly low quality, unlike the Dirac or DivX codecs that offer compressed material of relatively good quality but with physical space occupied something bigger. Analysis of compression ratio and compression time for various video formats as well as intuitive video editing options using interactive graphical interface represent the main features of this e-learning platform.
96. MARIANA MIRELA STANESCU (1), Assist. Professor
ILEANA DOGARU (2), Teacher
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Sciences, A.Saligny” Technical Highschool, Rosiori de Vede,
(2) )Ştefan Odobleja Highschool, Craiova
Romania
mirela_mariana[at]yahoo.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper:
Improving key competences and increasing students motivation for study by STEM education


Abstract: Interdisciplinary teaching of concepts related to the generation of bio-signals, their properties and applications is very important in understanding the mechanisms that govern biological processes.
The behavior of the cell membrane and the ion pump are examples of success in introducing concepts and enhancing the laws of electrical circuits. We propose an interdisciplinary correlation of the contents of physics, biology, technology and computer science about the main types of cells and their role. The MULTISIM package allows the design of circuits, integrates Schematic Capture, circuit simulation and the possibility of generating Printed Circuit Board / PCB. It allows the user to easily design and simulate the circuits, the connection between the Multisim components is achieved without user intervention.
This application is integrated into interdisciplinary STEM teaching of bio-potentials, bio-signals concepts with an emphasis on the active behavior of the cell membrane. Students can verify the applicability of laws of electrical networks for biological systems.

Keywords: STEM, methods, membrane current, laws of electrical circuits, MULTISIM package, research and understanding.

97. BUHU LILIANA, Lecturer
BUHU ADRIAN, Lecturer
Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi,
Romania
adibuhu[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper:
Can microlearning be an alternative in training for textile industry staff?


Abstract: Nowadays, the training of working personnel in different areas must keep pace with rapidly changing technology. For this reason, companies must ensure, as far as possible, lifelong learning opportunities for their own staff. Business staff needs to adapt to this constantly changing work environment and downward continuously. The ability to learn and the speed of learning thereby become an elementary factor for individual quality of life. From this point of view, the lifelong education and training is a feature of the Information Society. The online learning is widely used by different organizations like schools, universities and also companies and recently the Millennials have entered the job market. The online courses seem to imitate traditional ones, thus not bringing the desired outcomes. Because the learning never ceases and the employees should be familiarized with new information, the knowledge gaps, as well as the retention of learning materials, should be dealt with. Micro-learning can fill these gaps as it arrives just in time and it is compliant with the specific needs the learners have. This article presents the possibility of using Moodle cloud to create micro-learning content. This is done in two steps: initially are trained trainers who in turn will train specialized personnel from different departments
98. ARĂDOAEI SEBASTIAN TEODOR, Lecturer
ADĂSCĂLIȚEI ADRIAN, PhD prof.
Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi,
Romania
adrian.adascalitei[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper:
Blended Learning Approach to Electrical Engineering Courses


Abstract: The review paper is about how to Using Blended Learning Resources in Electrical and Computer Engineering Programs on the Moodle Platform of “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iași. A virtual environment for training and learning process based on Blended Learning methodology are highlighted. This paper presents elearning instruction materials for electrical engineering undergraduates developed on the Virtual Learning Environment http://moodle.ee.tuiasi.ro.

Keywords: Blended Learning, Engineering Education, e-Pedagogy, Moodle

99. KUZNETSOV MIKHAIL (1), PhD
DILBAR AMONOVA (2), PhD
(1) Academy of Labour and Social Relations, Moscow,
Russia
(2) Russian-Tajik (Slavic) University, Dushanbe,
Republic of Tajikistan
mukuz[at]rambler.ru
dilbar_amonova[at]mail.ru
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper:
Some aspects of using distance technologies during vocational training of unemployed citizens


Abstract: One of the most advanced forms of training unemployed citizens and unemployed population, in addition to the traditional, is a complex system of distance learning. Its creation and application contributes to the more effective realization of the right to work and the full employment of population and provides the possibility of sufficient quality education at the place of residence with using modern network information technology. Highly appreciating the availability of modular programs, taking into account the existing foreign experience, available programs developed by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and adapted to use in Russia, educational institutions of the employment service facilitate the creation of a mobile, flexible educational environment. The analysis of training under new technologies shows their high economic efficiency, including reduction of expenses on training. Approbation showed that the system of distance learning, based on modern information technologies with using modular programs and multimedia training courses, is an additional tool for traditional forms and it allows carrying out vocational training of unemployed citizens with high quality and efficiency.
The article considers the matters of organizing the vocational training of unemployed citizens with using distance learning technologies. Foreign and domestic experience is analyzed. The mechanisms to adapt distance learning technologies to the process of retraining citizens registered in the service of population employment are offered.

Keywords: vocational training, jobless, distance learning

100. DORU ANASTASIU POPESCU1 (1), PhD
OVIDIU DOMȘA2(2), PhD
(1) ) University of Pitești, Departament of Mathematics and Computer Science, Pitești,
Romania,
(2) “1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia, The Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering,
Romania
dopopan[at]yahoo.com
domsaddd[at]yahoo.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper:
Learning model using predefined blocks


Abstract: Step-by-step learning is an extremely efficient method of developing analytical skills for a student. Thus, finding a solution to any type of problem by sequentially following an algorithm can be helpful in var-ious real-life situations, where you have several alternatives to each step during the process of problem solving. So, given a desired prob-lem to be solved, in this paper we aim to build a type of this learning puzzle by automatically selecting blocks of learning from a set of predefined blocks. We will describe the model built using units or blocks of learning, which can be applied for algorithmic learning, learning by discovery and so on.As an example, solving the problem described and proposed in this paper can be modeled and then opti-mally solved using the proposed method..

Keywords: learning, algorithm, step, block, sequential


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