ICVL 2019

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Name, Title, Affiliation, Country

Section, Title of paper, Abstract of paper

0. DIANA ANDONE (1), PhD
GABRIELA GROSSECK (2), PhD
CARMEN HOLOTESCU (3), PhD
MALINKA IVANOVA (4), PhD
ANTOANELA NAAJI (5), PhD
MONICA PĂTRUȚ (6), PhD
MARIA PERIFANOU (7), PhD
(1) University Politehnica Timisoara, Romania
(2) West University of Timisoara, Romania
(3) „Ioan Slavici” University of Timisoara, Romania
(4) Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
(5) “Vasile Goldis” Western University of Arad, Romania
(6) University "Vasile Alecsandri" of Bacau, Romania
(7) University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
diana.andone[at]cm.upt.ro
ggrosseck[at]e-uvt.ro
carmenholotescu[at]gmail.com
malinka.ivanova[at]gmail.com
anaaji[at]uvvg.ro
monicapatrut[at]yahoo.com
mariaperif[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Strategies for opening up education in European universities

Abstract: Currently there is a large debate in Europe and worldwide surrounding the opening of education through the adoption of emerging and mobile technologies, Open Educational Resources and Practices, Massive Open Online Courses and blended/flipped classroom model at all levels of education.
An important number of projects and researches are developed and new policies are proposed and adopted, at institutional and national levels.
The article aims at reporting strategic institutional programs run in European universities, responding to the challenges and opportunities offered by the new open education paradigm.
The authors, being part of the teaching and managing staff of seven universities from three countries, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece, present projects related to training teachers for using new technologies, integrating Open Educational Resources and Practices, Massive Open Online Courses in courses, using collaborative technologies for creating communities of practice, virtual mobilities, and also policies for supporting such projects.
The scenarios towards openness and the projected future steps, together with the analyze of advantages and possible drawbacks conclude in a framework of actions for opening up education in universities.
The projects and literature review, framework, discussions and conclusions presented in the article could guide similar decisions in other universities, implying their actors and managers in adopting open education.

Keywords: OER, MOOC, OEP, emerging technologies, open education, higher education, policies

1. LAURA MALIȚA (1), Lecturer
GABRIELA GROSSECK (1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
SACHA GOMEZ (2), PhD
(1) West University of Timisoara, Romania
(2) Department of Computer Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
laura.malita[at]e-uvt.ro
gabriela.grosseck[at]e-uvt.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Boosting digital competences through gamification

Abstract: We are leaving since almost 3 decades ago in a technological driven society, where each of us are encountering positive and negative/not so positive aspects of the digital era. Among the not so positive aspects, one for sure is related with the rapid changes of the digital worlds, being impossible to keep up with all the options, upgrades, and alternatives. Therefore, in order to be competitive in such dynamic digital word and to be effective communicators and collaborators, we need to continuously challenge our digital literacy skills.
If our main goal as educators is to teach students how to (lifelong) learn, why not to build a digital learning journey that is engaging and encouraging them to reach a next level of competences? As good learning also happens in various ways, why not to learn from mistakes, from provided feedback and from chances to try again?
As gamification is a model that maps competencies into tangible elements, where a learner is motivated to continue just an extra bit to go to the next level, we are going to create learning experiences from which they can learn in a fun way even from failed ones. As games are about a player that is aiming of achieving recognition of his/her skills, if possible, from a novice player toward a master, through this paper we are exploring such questions, seeing a learner as a gamer that is encouraged and motivated to develop/enhance his/her digital competences in a digital (learning ecosystem) journey. 

Keywords: Digital competences, Gamification, Digital Literacy.

2. ADRIAN ADĂSCĂLIȚEI(1), PhD
CONSTANTIN CUCOȘ (2), PhD
MARIN VLADA (3), PhD
(1)Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technical University ”Gh. Asachi”, Iași
(2)Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, ”Al. I. Cuza” University, Iași
(3) University of Bucharest
adrian.adascalitei[at]gmail.com
cucos[at]uaic.ro
vlada[at]fmi.unibuc.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Blended Teaching and Learning and Implementation of Online Laboratories in STEM Education Using a Virtual Learning Environment

Abstract: This keynote paper is about ePedagogical Challenges / Difficult Tasks for STEM Study Programs Leading to International Accreditation in 21th Century: Implementation of E-learning, Blended Learning, Virtual Learning Environments (for example Moodle), Virtual and Remote Laboratories, OER (Open Educational Resources) and MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses).

Keywords: Blended teaching and learning model for STEM, ePedagogy, Virtual Learning Environment, Virtual and Remote Laboratories, Open Educational Resources, Massive Open Online Courses.

3. VLADA MARIN, PhD Assoc. Professor,
University of Bucharest,
România
vlada[at]fmi.unibuc.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: ROINFO "Romanian Informatics" Project

Abstract: The article describes ...
4. ZLATEV ZLATIN (1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
STURM BARBARA(2), Researcher
STOYKOVA, VANYA(1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
(1) Trakia University Bulgaria, Trakia University,
Bulgaria
(2)Process and Systems Engineering Group Germany
zlatin.zlatev[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Implementation of a Document Camera as an Information Tool for Obtaining Optical Characteristics of Food Products

Abstract: The Document-camera as an easily accessible additional device to an interactive presentation system can be used not only in its core function as a visualization tool but also as a device used in the analysis of food and technical products. The aim of the article is to offer a model of an accessible system for obtaining and processing spectral and hyperspectral data, which is also suitable for training in this field. The experimental setup consists of a personal computer with software for obtaining and processing images in the visible and near infrared ranges of the spectrum. The two-dimensional pseudo-images depicted at different wavelengths can be used to examine the composition of the product. With the document-camera can be obtained hypercubes of food products to be used for the training purposes. The comparative analysis using synthetic and real data showed that the developed document-camera model is approaching opportunities for research-confirmed spectrophotometers, with the advantage that with its accessibility it can be applied in the training activity in training for working with a specialized laboratory which is not publicly available. An accessible document-camera model is proposed, for obtaining and processing spectral and hyperspectral data, which is appropriate and can also be used as a learning tool in this area.
5. GEORGIEVA-NIKOLOVA MARIYA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
STOYKOVA VANIYA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Trakia University Bulgaria, Trakia University,
Bulgaria
maria_bogomilova[at]abv.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Application of a document camera as a technique which makes training attractive

Abstract: Measuring of geometric dimensions of eggs is important in terms of their incubation, packaging, transport, and sorting. The use of video cameras in contactless determination of both geometric dimensions and the mass and volume of eggs has been the subject of research in recent years. In the process of training of zoo engineers and specialists in the field of poultry farming, it is necessary to introduce lectures and practical exercises related to the use of such contactless methods to the training of engineers in this field. A comparative analysis has been made of the possibility of using document cameras for measuring basic egg sizes. It has been found that high-end consumer class document cameras can be used for contactless measurement of egg sizes because they results obtained are close to those obtained with using calipers. The usage of web cameras for measuring egg sizes is inappropriate because measurements are error-prone up to 20%. Such cameras could be suitable for learning and demonstration purposes.
6. GEORGIEVA KRASIMIRA, PhD Prof.
KAZAKOVA, MIGLENA, PhD Assistant Prof.
Trakia University Bulgaria, Trakia University,
Bulgaria
megitoni[at]abv.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Application of a Document Camera for Vine Leaves Color Measurement

Abstract: This report presents some applications and in the use of e-learning systems, and accessories. The application of active teaching methods and use of information technologies with interactive tools, providing active involvement of the students in training, leads to considerable interest and improvement in the quality of teaching and learning. After conversion from RGB 12 color components are obtained in HSV, Lab and LCH color models. Selection of informative color components was made by Fisher discriminant ratio function. For classification a discriminant analysis was used. The assessment of the classifier was made by general classification error. The research can be continued by conducting a survey among learners to assess the effectiveness of using this methodology and document camera with which each learner can work individually.
7. DIMITROVA ANTOANETA, Assistant Prof.
Trakia University Bulgaria,
Bulgaria
adimitrova77[at]abv.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Adaptation of Experimental Equipment for Training in Electrical Machines

Abstract: An analysis of the adaptation of digital teaching materials and technical devices in the engineering and laboratory courses in the training of electrical machines is presented. The European programs in the Bulgarian universities have gained experience, mainly from producers in European countries. Bulgaria has a long tradition of training in the use of electric machines. The individual courses used in the training are adapted to the curriculum of the subject Electrical Machines, with a view to their effective application and acquiring specific knowledge, skills and competences by the students. A method by which digital educational materials and technical tools are a useful is proposed as a tool for achieving better involvement of students in the learning process. This will require continuous additional efforts by the teaching staff and constant updating of their specific digital competences. The study can be continued by conducting a study among students to assess the effectiveness of using the proposed methodology.
8. ILIEVA JULIETA (1), Assistant Prof.
MILUSHEVA GENOVEVA (2), PhD student
(1) Trakia University,
(2) University of Ruse,
Bulgaria
zhulieta.ilieva[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Application of Geometric Elements in Fabric Design Training

Abstract: This report analyzes the possible implementation of computer-generated geometric elements in the textile design training. A review of the available solutions in this area is proposed. A survey was conducted among students on the acceptability of computer-generated geometric elements. Some basic concepts, their application and their role in the online whiteboard exercise are explored. These tools are important from the point of view of modern design training methods.
9. IVANOV ATANAS,
Peter Yovchev & Sons Ltd.,
Bulgaria
zhulieta.ilieva[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Application of A Traffic Light System for Public Transport Vehicle Drivers Training

Abstract: The present work analyzes the possibility of application a traffic light system for the training of drivers of public transport vehicles. A component of a graphical user interface is developed for driver assistance system with aim to improve passenger comfort. The results obtained can be used for evaluation and guidance to improve the style of driving, which leads to improvement of the parameters of the transport process.
10. ROTĂRESCU VIOLETA ȘTEFANIA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences,
Romania
rotarescu.violeta[at]gmail.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: A blended-learning program in Conflict peer-mediation for Romanian gymnasium students

Abstract: The need for solving conflicts in schools increased in the last years. School conflicts between students, and not only, are directly linked to the ratio of school leave, and to the level of satisfaction every student has.
A comprehensive program in training peer mediation skills, designated for gymnasium cycle students, was made. It consists of a 60-hour blended learning training for teachers supervising the students, a 16-hour face-to-face training for students, a Methodology for the school management, a Trainer book, and a Student book.
A pilot study for this program was performed, showing a notable positive change in school climate. Results and challenges will be further discussed.
11. CHIRCA RUXANDRA, PhD Lecturer
PÂNIȘOARĂ GEORGETA, PhD Prof.
GHIȚĂ MARINA-CRISTINA, PhD Lecturer
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences,
Romania
chircaruxandra[at]yahoo.com
Section: TECH
Title of paper: The use of digitall resources in modern parenting

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to identify and analyze the importance of digital resources in modern parenting. The current social framework has become grounds for the rapid development of everything fallen under the umbrella of ‘digital device’. For a large number of families, and parents implicitly, technology has grown into a prevalent part of their day-to-day lives. On these lines, an essential objective of the present research is to identify the advantages and disadvantages of Internet usage in modern parenting. The subjects of this study were 60 young parents, coming from urban areas, all of them graduates of higher education institutions. The research method used for this study was the questionnaire-based survey, which was applied online. The questionnaire included items with a Likert response-scale, as well as items with open-ended questions. The data obtained were processed in SPSS Statistics. The results showed a high level of Internet usage in nowadays parenting, in activities ranging from finding information on the web to even attending online courses.
12. TRIF VICTORIȚA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences,
Romania
victoriatrif[at]yahoo.com
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Moral Codes and Virtual Learning

Abstract: This article examines the dilemmas, constraints and contradictions of virtual educational spaces from the view of moral codes. Ethics topic is vital for the contemporary educational experience and the literature in the fieldwork discusses a wide range of topics: integrity versus dishonesty, academic misconduct among online assessment, disconnections of communications, unfamiliar reasoning, temptations, unethical behaviors, etc. This qualitative investigation is a typical meta-analysis that answers to the question of how to learn in the virtual space with honesty. There are reviewed 20 studies from the literature in the fieldwork in order to explore the moral characteristics of technological environment. The data collected by qualitative method are connected to the following objectives of the research: 1) what are the most important moral dissonances that create psychological tensions and 2) how to justify the tolerance of dishonesty. The findings illustrate the efforts of the educational communities to conciliate objective and subjective educational experiences for reinterpreting the relationship between ethics and internet. The results demonstrate that care, fairness and professional codes enriches the formal and informal communication. To conclude, virtual learning could be related to the moral commitments, justice and with notion of humanness.
13. PISICĂ OLIVIA, Assistant Prof.
Polytechnic University of Bucharest - Training and Social Sciences Department,
Romania
meope.tudorica.olivia[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Management learning technical disciplines in the age of digital technology

Abstract: The present paper has as a starting point the following question: what extent is the student aided and teaches with the help of technology certain technical disciplines?
We start from the idea that management can be defined as the sum of all activities, actions, methods, results, management and organization of sequences necessary for the learning process and we conclude that any scientific content correlated with a digital technical part produces effects positive long term effects medium and long term on the main cognitive acquisitions.
Academic learning requires a carefully planned and organized planning to successfully achieve all the objectives proposed by assimilating theoretical information and practical skills. To convey knowledge means that teachers are teaching students to learn. Knowing how to learn is an ability that we developing and practice throughout our learning / life, and it is often the one that makes the difference in terms of school, academic and later professional results.
The paper brings to the fore the pedagogical techniques of learning the technical disciplines with the help of the technology by applying modern didactic methods meant to develop cooperation and control skills at the students.
14. CARMEN TITA, PhD Prof.
"Gh. Asachi" Tehnical University of Iasi, Faculty of Textile, Leather and Industrial Management, Iasi
Romania
carmen.tita[at]tuiasi.ro
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Applications of e-Learning in textile and leather engineering education

Abstract: The article proposes a comparative review of applications that could be used in e-learning platform for Faculty of Textiles and Leather and Management Industrial students, in order to identify the advantages and disadvantages. Performing this analysis, on how to integrate these applications into the online environment and applying them to higher education will be able to generate a series of results. This will be discussed and could made recommendations and suggestions for the implementation of such software in the courses of the future students in the textile and leather industry. The difficulty of approaching is because e-learning in engineering is not extensively used in current educational practice, being just a few attempts based on applications such as: applications available for online study, e-books and tutorials Moodle (http://moodle.org), WebCT/Blackboard (http://www.blacboard.com); applications which allow learning objects such as simulations, structured lessons, animations as MERLOT (http://www.merlot.org) and JORUM (https:www.jorum.ac.uk/) or WireFusion (https://wirefusion.soft112.com); and multi-user, dynamic and interactive learning environments allowing constructive learning, Finesse (Michaelson, 2003) and WiFi Virtual Laboratory (Allison et al., 2008). Integration on these platforms of software specific to the textile and leather education such as: Assyst, OptiTex, FlexSim, Gerber, Nei Nastran, TexGen, OptiTex 3D, Clo 3D, presents to students a number of advantages or disadvantages of the educational process. Identify how these applications can be used using cloud architecture, e-learning technologies through XenServer, who is an enterprise-ready, cloud-proven virtualization platform that contains all the capabilities required to create and manage a virtual infrastructure and provides an efficient management (Williams 2007) is another objective of this paper.
15. PARASCHIVEANU VIRGIL, PhD Executive Director
Center for Applied Education,
Romania
virgil.paraschiveanu[at]gmail.com
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Higher education' reputation management. Practical guide for improving universities' global rankings

Abstract: The purpose of this review is to explore the nature of reputation management literature in higher education and observe the factors that contribute to so-called “reputation pedagogy” among education marketing practitioners, brand reputation researchers as well as core education actors, such as decision makers, rectors, students and teachers. The article will explore the concept of branding in the context of higher education, brand reputation management and the importance of branding in the higher education sector. We will direct our effort towards definition of a growth strategy impacting brand reputation management by higher education institutions’ brand value, international rankings and value to learning and education innovation.
16. SHIVACHEVA-PINEDA IVANKA, PhD Prof.
Faculty of Education, Trakia University - Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
ivanka.shivacheva[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Challenges to designing tests to e-evaluate the theoretical training of students in pedagogical disciplines

Abstract: The paper examines the challenges of designing tests to e-evaluate the theoretical training of students in pedagogical disciplines. The motives for choosing certain types of electronic didactic tests are analysed; the difficulties and limitations in their creation depending on the nature of the curriculum, the type of questions (tasks) and the components of competence assessed. E-evaluation is realized through the e-learning platform Moodle. The results of this form of control and comparative analysis are presented according to the type of questions (tasks). Finally, conclusions are drawn on the applicability and effectiveness of this type of examination in the theoretical training of pedagogical specialists.
17. PEHLIVANOVA TANYA (1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
KANCHEV KAMEN (2), Student
(1)Trakia University of Stara Zagora,
(2) Sofia University,
Bulgaria
tanya.pehlivanova[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Мethod for Automated Generating of Test Questions in Moodle

Abstract: The interest in electronic tests for assessment of the students' knowledge is increasing continuously. The reason for this is their many advantages. However, they have some disadvantages. Part of the problems that appears in evaluating with electronic tests are the mechanical memorization of the correct answers and the possibility for cheating. The development of the modern digital technologies and devices facilitates the leakage and access to the test questions and gives the ability to the students to learn only them, rather than the learning content.
Мethod for automated generating of test questions which reduces the impact of these disadvantages is proposed in this article.

18. BAYCHEVA STANKA, Assistant Prof.
ZLATEV, ZLATIN, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Trakia University of Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
tania.gt[at]abv.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Application of Mobile Devices in The Training of Aromatic Products Analysis from Essential Oil Plants

Abstract: In the present work an analysis is made of the possibility of measuring the color of aromatic products of the white oregano essential oil using the cell phone camera. An analysis of the color change of essential oils and white oregano extracts obtained from wild plants was made directly after drying. A comparative analysis was made between cell phone camera and spectrophotometer measurements. The results show that the use of digital camera images on a cell phone is a practical method for quantitative color determination in laboratory conditions when conducting practical exercises on analysis of aromatic products from essential oil plants.

19. DINEVA SNEJANA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Food Technology, Faculty of Technics and Technologies, Trakia University of Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
snezhana.dineva[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: The importance of visualization in e-learning courses

Abstract: Good E-courses always should contain visuals. All types of visuals are important and help researchers and learners to achieve their goals. Applying visualizations to tough topics benefits both teachers and students, helping them to cope with difficult new matter, as well as leading to profounder understanding. If we support students by implementing visual learning materials their performance are risen. The results of our practices on different subjects demonstrated that students achieved better performance on exams, when visuals methods are used during learning process.

Keywords: E-courses; E-Learning; Visualization

20. DINEVA SNEJANA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
VESELINA NEDEVA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
ZLATOELI DUCHEVA, PhD Assistant Prof.
Food Technology, Faculty of Technics and Technologies, Trakia University of Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
snezhana.dineva[at]trakia-uni.bg
zl.ducheva[at]abv.bg
veselina.nedeva[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Digital Generation and Visualization in e-Learning

Abstract: In the new ages we are faced with the internet or digital generation that are a digital native grown up and acquires innovative and adequate methods to be put in practice for working and training them. The paper is based on the training in the subjects "Programming and Use of Computers", "Food Contaminants", “Microbiology”, “Biochemistry“ and "Ecology", for students of Bachelor's and Master’s degree in the period from 2016 to 2018 school years. The age analyses reveal that students undergoing FTT training are mainly from Y and Z generation. The report analyzes the effectiveness and the opportunity of unlimited on-line visual resources to educate well our generation and the putting into practice of those approaches in Faculty of Technics and Technology – Yambol. There is no doubt that the e-courses give opening a study subject to be presented in depth, logically and thought-provoking way. Many studies showed that new generation students prefer blend learning instead of traditional one, and that they don’t like reading of books, instead of that they favor a learning in active manner combining all types of possible information resources applying in their activity. Most of all of course they like chat, video games or movies, as well as any kind of visualization. Therefor applying visualizations to tough topics ever benefits both teachers and students to attain deep understanding and to manage with the novel information. If we support students by implementing video manuals and they watch it before lessons or exercises, they came to the schoolroom with better confident that already have some training. The results of our practice and investigation displayed that students achieved better performance on exams when visuals methods drawing their attention are used during learning process, and that they are more motivated to attend lectures, like discussions, as well as actively to cooperate with the lecturers.

Keywords: digital generation; e-Learning; visualization; Python tutor; Programming

21. ZLATOELI DUCHEVA, PhD Assistant Prof.
Food Technology, Faculty of Technics and Technologies, 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.

22. CHISALITA-CRETU MARIA-CAMELIA, PhD Lecturer
Computer Science Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca,
Romania
cretu[at]cs.ubbcluj.ro
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Domain Testing Applied with Emphasis on Variable Constraints

Abstract: Domain testing is a test design technique that focuses on the variables the program uses. It emphasizes a systematic sampling approach to the test case design that provides powerful test cases while keeping the number of test cases acceptable. The paper details the aspects required to accomplish domain analysis on variables. The domain testing schema is applied to GnuCash Reconcile Account function with focus on the existing constraints among variables.

23. TANEVA IRA, PhD Assistant Prof.
Trakia University of Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
ira_64[at]abv.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: The Use of MOODLE in the Discipline “Chemistry of Natural Compounds”

Abstract: The course in the subject "Chemistry of Natural Compounds" is aimed at acquainting the students of Food Technology at the Faculty of Technics and Technology – Yambol, Bulgaria with the main classes of natural organic compounds. The four short thematic blocks aim to pass on the basic knowledge needed to work with regular expressions. The texts are brief because, on the one hand, it is a demonstration course, and on the other hand, in asynchronous learning, the attention of students is difficult to focus on a topic for a longer time. For this reason, the division of content into four short modules was chosen as the most appropriate, followed by a knowledge test. The course on "Chemistry of Natural Compounds" can be used both separately and as a complement to lectures and exercises.

24. DULAMĂ MARIA ELIZA, PhD Prof.
URSU COSMINA-DANIELA, M.Sc. Student
ILOVAN OANA-RAMONA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
VOICU CRISTINA-GEORGIANA, PhD
Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca
Romanian Geographical Society, Iași Subsidiary,
“Titu Maiorescu” Secondary School, Iaşi,
Romania
dulama[at]upcmail.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Increasing Generation Z Geography Students’ Learning through Didactic Films, in University

Abstract: The aim of this research was to identify improvements and adaptations of the support electronic materials realised for Generation Z students – the digital natives – in order to help them learn the Didactics of Geography. To achieve this aim, together with students at the Faculty of Geography, Babeș-Bolyai University, in Cluj-Napoca, who attended Level II of the Psychological and Pedagogical Programme, we realised a series of didactic films and we created, on Facebook, the closed discussion group titled “Didactic Films”. Our objective was that 2nd year students who attended Level I of the same programme learnt to analyse the contents of certain didactic materials (photographs, schematic drawings, charts, maps, and the geographical globe) together with students from the pre-university system. For in-depth learning, for each film posted on the discussion group, we associated several questions to identify the used didactic methods, their role in organising the learning process and in increasing learning efficiency.

25. RUS GEORGE-MIHAI, PhD Student
DULAMĂ MARIA ELIZA, PhD Prof.
URSU COSMINA-DANIELA, M.Sc. Student
ILOVAN OANA-RAMONA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
COLCER ALEXANDRA-MARIA, PhD Student
JUCU IOAN SEBASTIAN (1), PhD Lecturer
HORVATH CSABA, PhD Lecturer
Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca
(1) West University of Timișoara,
Romania
colcer_alexandra[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Online Apps, Web Sources and Electronic Devices: Learning through Discovery about Iara Valley

Abstract: Geography university students and their professors realise often research of certain unknown places in a direct manner. At present, the Internet offers very many sources that may be used in research and there are plenty of applications that enable us learn about the terrestrial space. During this research, we used the method of learning through discovery, and Google Maps and Google Street View for obtaining information as well as for assessing the one from other web sources. We were able to establish the degree to which we found the answers for a specific case study: a primary exploration of Valea Ierii Commune. We used the Internet facilities for researching the territory of this commune. For in-depth knowledge of this area, we realised field research in which we compared the information from web sources with the ones obtained through direct observation of the research area. In addition, we realised a series of measurements, we discussed with the inhabitants and specialists working in the respective commune and we eventually confronted our conclusions with the ones of several experts and with the ones in specialty studies. Finally, we identified the benefits and the drawbacks of geographical research using the present Information and Communication Technology.

26. MIHAI BOGDAN, PhD Assoc.Prof.
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,
Romania
mihai.bogdan[at]ulbsibiu.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Monitoring and Alarming System for an Gas Central Heating Boiler

Abstract: Gas detectors have the role of warning in the case of natural gas escapes, to prevent intoxication, explosions or fires.
The aim of this paper is to make a functional system in terms of hardware and software, to monitor any gases emitted by an gas central heating boiler, as well as to shut down the gas supply to the boiler and to ventilate the room where the boiler is located. The system is also equipped with a vibration sensor to detect a possible earthquake, in which case the gas supply is also turned off.
Programming of the microcontroller is done using the LabVIEW graphical programming language.
The electrical layout of the project was done in EasyEDA, which is a software used to design, simulate and PCBs realization.

27. MIHAI BOGDAN, PhD Assoc.Prof.
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,
Romania
mihai.bogdan[at]ulbsibiu.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Greenhouse Monitoring and Control of Temperature and Soil Moisture

Abstract: Monitoring and controlling the temperature and humidity in a greenhouse is essential for increasing productivity, reducing energy consumption, increasing efficiency and reducing production and storage losses. In cold stores, vegetable and fruit storage, greenhouses, and so on, it is necessary to maintain a certain temperature and humidity.
The purpose of this paper is to design and implement a low cost system intended in terms of hardware and software, to make the monitoring and controlling the temperature and humidity in a greenhouse. 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, an LM35 Precision Centigrade Temperature Sensors, an Soil moisture sensors that measure the volumetric water content in soil, an DC 12V Brushless Cooling Fan, a breadboard, 3 LEDS and 3 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.
The electrical layout of the project was done in EasyEDA, which is a software used to design, simulate and PCBs realization.

28. VESELINA NEDEVA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
SNEJANA DINEVA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Trakia University, Faculty of Technics and Technologies, Yambol,
Bulgaria
veselina.nedeva[at]trakia-uni.bg
snezhana.dineva[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Improve critical thinking skills for students of FTT – Yambol

Abstract: The critical thinking is an important skill, especially nowadays, when huge amount of information bomb the young, every day, through the web net. The aim of paper is to describe and introduce the main qualities of critical thinking and how the abilities of well-developed VLE help for successfully growth of critical thinkers. Also the good practices that are used to boost critical thinking are discussed.

Keywords: e-learning, critical thinking, good practices

29. ZOLTAN RAMONA ANGELICA GEORGIANA, Student
MAGDAȘ IOANA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
DULAMĂ MARIA ELIZA, PhD Prof.
Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca,
Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education,
Romania
magdas_ioana[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Using smart board in pre-university education in Romania

Abstract: In pre-university education in Romania there is an increasing interest in the provision of schools with smart boards, and teachers are preoccupied to use them in didactic activity in order to increase the efficiency of teaching, learning and evaluation. In order to know the teachers' opinions about the use of smart board in the classroom, we applied a questionnaire made in Google Drives. It was completed by 30 teachers teaching various educational subjects at all levels of education. We have collected data about: building competence to use smart board; access to the smart board; frequency of use; the educational disciplines to which it is most commonly used; the typology and weight of the teaching activities in which it is used; ways of using it; effects on learners; the advantages and disadvantages of using it. The results indicate: the predominant use of smart board in urban schools; teachers learn to use it mainly through individual study and discovery learning; various benefits for students and teachers, as well as certain difficulties caused by adaptation to technology.

30. MAGDAȘ IOANA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
ZOLTAN RAMONA ANGELICA GEORGIANA, Student
DULAMĂ MARIA ELIZA, PhD Prof.
Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca,
Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education,
Romania
magdas_ioana[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Modalities of using the smart board in elearning to Mathematics and environmental exploration

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to analyse the efficiency of smart board use in the lessons of Mathematics and Environmental Exploration to the 2nd grade. To achieve the research objectives, we organized a psycho-pedagogical experiment on a sample of 30 students who formed an experimental group and a control group. After applying the initial test to the two groups, in the experimental group we organized a formative intervention during 20 lessons at the unit ”Life environments in Romania”. In these lessons we used smart board to accomplish more goals and activities: transmitting new knowledge; acquiring skills; knowledge fixation and systematization; showing movies; using the digital manual; annotations over visual support; writing and drawing on the smart board; realizing of graphic organizers and sketches for lessons; using of educational software; computer games; "digital" evaluation. During the formative experiment, we analysed the teaching, learning and evaluation process and student results. To identify the differences between the two groups as a result of the learning activities we used the smart board, we applied a final test. The results indicate benefits (increasing the level of the results in the experimental group, the formation of more accurate and diversified representations), but also some difficulties (great time resources for documentation, design and preparation of activities).

31. MAGDAȘ IOANA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
SANDA VEREȘ, Student
DULAMĂ MARIA ELIZA, PhD Prof.
Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca,
Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education,
Romania
magdas_ioana[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: The role and effectiveness of digital products in instruction at Mathematics and Environmental Exploration

Abstract: In this paper we studied the opinions of one hundred teachers from Sălaj county regarding the role of educational software and PPT presentations in math lessons in the preparatory class and their efficiency. Data was gathered through the survey method. The survey was made in Google Forms on Google Drive and contains 2 open questions and 14 Likert scale questions. We have collected data on several aspects: the typology of used digital materials; frequency of use; the progress made by students; positive aspects and identified negative aspects of using digital educational materials. Some conclusions have been reached: the regular use of digital educational materials determines the increase in the mathematics interest of students in the preparatory class; through the use of diversified educational digital materials, children are stimulated for cognitive training by solving various tasks, which leads to their performance improvement; the use of digital didactic materials is effective in transmitting new knowledge, enhancing learned skills, and transferring information between different areas of knowledge.

32. DESPOT KATERINA (1), PhD Prof.
SANDEVA VASKA (1), PhD Prof.
VASILEV MIROSLAV (2), PhD Prof.
(1)Goce Delcev University, R. N. Macedonia,
(2)Trakia University,
Bulgaria
miro8611[at]abv.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Specific Opportunities for Visualization a Reason for Modern Interior Design Education

Abstract: The design of furniture today is as important as the spatial planning of an object, its structure, materials and walls. This condition is due to the fact that contemporary architecture truly reflects the life habits and social organization of today. The activity of modern design is enriched with new features and tasks that lead to its differentiation, and from there, we notice changes in the theory and practice of design education. The type of seating position is a challenge for analysis and processing, as well as studying seating positions for different purposes depending on the specific seating position and the need for how long it is used. The review is based on the design of chairs in the symphony orchestra as a specific way of sitting for performing a certain work activity.

33. ILOVAN OANA-RAMONA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
MAROȘI ZOLTAN, PhD Student
ADOREAN EMANUEL-CRISTIAN, PhD Student
URSU COSMINA-DANIELA, MSc Student
KOBULNICZKY BÉLA, MSc Student
DULAMĂ MARIA ELIZA, PhD Prof.
COLCER ALEXANDRA-MARIA, PhD Student
Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca
Romania
ilovanoana[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: E-Learning Urban Landscape Changes Using Digital Mapping

Abstract: This paper is based on the research results of an internal fellowship project implemented in July and August 2019 by Associate Professor Oana-Ramona Ilovan, Ph.D., and supported by the STAR-UBB Institute (The Institute of Advanced Studies in Science and Technology), belonging to Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The project is titled “Digital Cluj-Napoca: Enabling Learning and Research by Integrating the Most Recent Trends for Learning about and Using Urban Areas”. The aim of this project was to create a free online digital product (i.e. an interactive map) to be used by Geography university students and their professors during the educational process within contemporary Human and Regional Geography, when studying the theory of representations. This interactive map is created for Cluj-Napoca and it (re)presents the urban changes it has undergone from late 19th century to the present day, using diverse images and text as media for obtaining the necessary information (photographs, remote sensing images, Google street view, mass-media articles, etc.). Our focus was on industrial sites. For this paper, we chose two of them: Ursus Beer Factory and Flacăra Clothing Factory. Using the product ensures correct learning of the proposed concepts and research methodologies characteristic of the theory of representations and it supports students’ development of their critical thinking and professional skills for territorial analysis.

34. NAKOV GJORE, Asistant Prof.
Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology, University of Ruse “Angel Kanchev”, Branch Razgrad,
Bulgaria
gnakov[at]uni-ruse.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Application of Color Analysis in Bread-Technology Training

Abstract: The work suggested the use of a scanner as a technical presentation and measurement learning tool. The advantage of using a scanner for color measurement compared to a document camera is supported by an analysis of the similarity of colors obtained with a standard colorimeter. The scanner can be used when conducting classroom exercises in bread and bakery technology. Using the proposed equipment can be solved pedagogical tasks related to the integration of knowledge from the field of technical sciences and information technologies, as well as the formation of research skills for work with measuring equipment.

35. DINEVA PETYA,PhD Prof.
Trakia University,
Bulgaria
petiadineva68[at]abv.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Learning of Silhouette Shapes in Women's Clothing

Abstract: The purpose of this report is to track trends in the silhouettes used in women's outerwear for the period 2016-2019 by exploring the collections of a number of world-famous designers and fashion houses. As a result, it can be concluded that after a period of highly expressive female image in romantic style with emphasis on the waist, a geometric style encompasses a straight silhouette with a lack of waistline emphasis, geometric details in a sporty style. The results can be used in training in the field of textile and fashion design.

36. ATANASOVA PETYA,PhD Prof.
Trakia University,
Bulgaria
petya.atanasova[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Learning of Foreign Direct Investment and Their Impact on Main Economic Indicators of the Region

Abstract: Modern economic analysis training shows that it is necessary to analyze foreign investment that has a direct impact on employment in the regions. The most significant highlight is in small and underdeveloped areas, as supporting a business in a particular sector or opening a foreign company has a significant impact on unemployment and key macroeconomic indicators. The impact of such a local factor can be highlighted through a structural analysis to identify which sector of the economy has the highest weight at the regional level. The examination of the economic situation in an area as a result of investments from abroad gives information on changes in sector employment and gross domestic product.

37. DINEVA SNEJANA,PhD Assoc. Prof.
Food Technology, Faculty of Technics and Technologies, Trakia University - Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
snezhana.dineva[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: New technologies and teaching ecology

Abstract: The free web-based resources are tremendously helpful in our new digital decades to teachers and students for developing and reaching good quality education in almost all possible spheres of knowledge. One of the most important missions of any research organization is to spread a knowledge. The research organizations and new technologies offers great possibilities to improve the quality of teaching by open educational channels and implementing supportive interactive materials and activities in classroom.

Keywords: e-learning, ecology education, supportive interactive materials

38. GRBIĆ ILIJA, Assoc. Teaching
STANKOVIĆ MILAN, Assoc. Teaching
KUPUSINAC ALEKSANDAR,PhD Assoc. Prof.
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences,
Republic of Serbia
ilijagrbic[at]uns.ac.rs
milan.s[at]uns.ac.rs
sasak[at]uns.ac.rs
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Use of semantic web technologies for interactive learning

Abstract: The first steps of becoming proficient in any field present a great challenge to any aspiring student. There is usually a considerable amount of new, connected concepts and terms present in the literature that slow down the learning progress. Lectures almost always require familiarity with prior terms used in the course materials. That is precisely why there is a strong motivation for introducing modern teaching technologies. Applied semantic web represent a prominent way to ease some of the burden put on students. In this paper we present a new solution to the beforementioned problem. Our solution is based on the use of ontologies for explaining related therms in an intuitive way. We combine three computer science ontologies and created a tool to make learning computer science as effortless as possible. The same principles presented here can be applied in any field where it’s main concepts and knowledge can be represented as an ontology.

39. IONESCU ANATA-FLAVIA, PhD Candidate
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Ovidius Univerity of Constanta,
Romania
anata.ionescu[at]univ-ovidius.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: E-learning as a Service: Benefits of the Semantic Web and SOA for Virtual Learning

Abstract: Despite a growing body of literature in the field, several challenges in designing open educational systems still remain. To achieve desiderata such as openness and flexibility, e-learning systems often make use of the semantic web and service oriented architecture (SOA) design principles. This paper offers a brief review of guidelines, standards, tools, and software solutions for the development of semantic web-based e-learning applications or platforms. Potential benefits of integrating additional, less commonly used models and tools are also discussed.

40. IONESCU ANATA-FLAVIA, PhD Candidate
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Ovidius Univerity of Constanta,
Romania
anata.ionescu[at]univ-ovidius.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Designing Virtual Learning Systems: Current Trends and Evaluation

Abstract: A growing number of virtual learning systems implement adaptive and/or intelligent behaviors. In this context, at least two issues can be identified. First, there is a need to establish which adaptive and intelligent features are more effective, and under what conditions. Second, the extent to which such features can be used without detriment to the pedagogical aspects. The paper surveys design patterns for adaptive and intelligent learning systems, as well as quantitative and qualitative criteria used for evaluating these systems, with a special focus on the latter. We also provide a discussion of the advantages and limits of automated adaptivity/intelligence in the learning process.

41. NEDEVA VESELINA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Faculty of Technics and Technology - Yambol, Trakia University of Stara Zagora,
Bulgania
veselina.nedeva[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Design Automated Assessment of Code in Programming: a Task Analysis

Abstract: The report presents and analyzes the opportunities offered by the CodeRunner and Virtual Programming Lab (VPL) Moodle plugins in teaching students in the programming disciplines studied. Blended learning is using the Moodle virtual environment in the Faculty of Technics and Technologies - Yambol. We have used three types of automated assessment in the tasks: Quizzes in Moodle, Question types Code Running with automated assessment and programming exercises by the Moodle plugin Virtual Programming Lab. The paper describes and analyzes our experience for preparing tasks for the students and in the creation of quizzes, using a different type of question. The accent is a CodeRunner question type that allows teachers to run a program in order to build a student's answer. With VPL we have to conduct an online exam where we can make the final grade of students. In this case, we can check student programs for plagiarism. In conclusion, we discuss how to use the Moodle virtual learning environment and these plugins and to create and conduct programming assignment in online programming courses.

Keywords: Moodle, CodeRunner, VPL, automated assessment, e-learning, blend learning

42. MIRON ECATERINA-LILIANA , PhD
Faculty of Air Space Security Systems “Henri Coanda” Air Force Academy,
Romania
ec.l.miron[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Systems for aerial surveillance and security – a step forward for air force academies

Abstract: The paper is a report in brief of the project that “Henri Coanda” Air Force Academy, in collaboration with partners from Poland and Bulgaria, carried out under the aegis of the Erasmus + program of the European Union by the end of 2018. The project was called Systems for Aerial Surveillance and Security (SASS). The project proposed the initiation of a process of uniformization of competences necessary for the people involved in the field of aviation, namely obtaining a joint study plan for pilots, air traffic controllers, air surveillance officers [3]. It opened the way for cooperation between the Air Force Academies that began a joint semester of study. Achieving the objectives of the project meant introducing an on-line teaching/learning system based on an e-Learning platform. The e-Learning features have been fully utilized through the introduction of a videoconference system that allows teaching/learning activities for professors/students at a distance. The completion of the project was carried out by evaluating the results obtained at different stages. The analysis was based on the feedback from the main target groups - students, teachers and beneficiaries of the graduates. Two periods of teacher and student mobility were required for evaluation and analysis. The students’ and teachers' opinions on the implementation of the curriculum by means of the e-Learning platform were analyzed in detail.

43. BELOIU ROBERT, PhD Asooc. Prof.
Electronics, Computers and Electrical Engineering, University of Pitesti,
Romania
robertbeloiu[at]gmail.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Fire simulation software

Abstract: This paper presents few software tools for fire simulation environment, like FDS, Blender FDS and Pyrosim. FDS is the standard fire simulation software that many other software programs refer to. The program developed with FDS is a text written tool, that sometimes presents difficulties to the beginner user.
Blender FDS is an open source GUI interface for FDS program. This program facilitates the combination of the free Blender program with the fire simulation program. Thus, the operator does not have to be concerned about text defining parameters of the simulated environment. Pyrosim is a commercial GUI for the FDS fire simulation tool.

44. BELOIU ROBERT, PhD Asooc. Prof.
Electronics, Computers and Electrical Engineering, University of Pitesti,
Romania
robertbeloiu[at]gmail.com
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Gaming simulator and industrial software tandem for industrial applications

Abstract: In the context of Industry 4.0 environment, simulation of industrial applications is the topic of today’s headlines of major companies and universities. All the actors involved in production industries are interested in verifying their proposed solutions both hardware as well as software before installation in the field.
The gaming companies develops industrial environmental simulation software with the purpose that the users will learn how to develop control program for different installations.
This article’s purpose is to present some software solutions for industrial simulation installations. They work in tandem with commercial programs, thus the user being able to develop a complete solution.

45. RADU ADRIANA(1), Teacher
GRIGORE IONEL(2), PhD Teacher
MIRON CRISTINA(3), PhD Assoc. Prof.
(1) “Mihai Viteazul” National College, Ploieşti,
(2) “Ion Luca Caragiale” National College, Ploieşti,
(3) Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest-Măgurele,
Romania
grigore_1965[at]yahoo.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Mathcad interactive didactic tools for calculating the magnetic force

Abstract: This paper describes two interactive didactic tools, made with Mathcad worksheets, for the calculation of the magnetic force acting on a current-carrying wire, placed in a uniform magnetic field. The first tool deals with the case of a straight wire whereas the second one deals with the case of a wire in the shape of a circular arc. The wire-magnetic field configuration is specified in the input data by means of a Cartesian coordinate system. It shows how the Mathcad vectorial computing facilities can be explored, and in particular the use of the cross product. The orthogonality of vectors the length-wire, magnetic induction and magnetic force are verified and some particular cases of guiding the wire to the magnetic field are analyzed. The paper also highlights the friendly interface of Mathcad and its ease of use in solving Physics problems. The classroom use of these tools helps students develop their skills of vector calculus and mathematical analysis in the study of electromagnetic phenomena. Thus, students can clarify the concept of cross product and can make a first step towards understanding the concept of line integral.

46. GRIGORE IONEL(1), PhD Teacher
STOICA DANIELA (1), PhD Teacher
MIRON CRISTINA(2), PhD Assoc. Prof.
(1) “Ion Luca Caragiale” National College, Ploieşti,
(2) Faculty of Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest-Măgurele,
Romania
grigore_1965[at]yahoo.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Examples of using Excel spreadsheets to calculate the gravitational force

Abstract: This paper describes two didactic tools made with the help of Excel spreadsheets that allow the calculation of the gravitational attraction force between two bodies. With the first tool we can calculate the gravitational force between a point mass and a thin uniform rod. With the second tool, built by modifying and expanding the first tool in the spreadsheet, we can calculate the gravitational force between two thin uniform rods. The spatial configuration of the bodies in the two situations is specified in the input data. The results are obtained both analytically and numerically in order to be compared to each other. The advantage of the classroom use of these tools lies in the ability to easily solve a gravitational field problem with a higher degree of difficulty through the facilities provided by the spreadsheet. The calculation of the gravitational force in the spreadsheet also provides a good opportunity to familiarize students with the concept of definite integral. Thus, by using the first tool, students can get acquainted with the simple integral, while by using the second one with the double integral.

47. PEHLIVANOVA TANYA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Trakia University–Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
tanya.pehlivanova[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Prevention of Cheating when Using Quizzes in Moodle

Abstract: Development of technologies is permanently changing people's lives. This inevitably affects the education. It gives a great power to the lecturers and opportunities to apply new methods for learning and assessing students, but it also creates a huge responsibility for them. Modern students have a completely different way of thinking and learning. Their access to science, literature, art is easier than any generation before them. Often, they use technologies better than their lecturers. Possessing the power of knowledge about new technologies, some of them are tempted to apply their knowledge for cheating on the exams.
This article presents classification of the new methods of cheating when evaluating with electronic tests in Moodle and proposes technological, organizational, methodical and psychological measures to prevent them.

48. BELOIU ROBERT, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Electronics, Computers and Electrical Engineering, University of Pitesti,
Romania
robertbeloiu[at]gmail.com
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Technological objects in automation programming

Abstract: In automation programming there are tools named “Technological objects” that could be considered as predefined functions that can ease the programming task of a user. Particularly there are one of these tools with application for certain types of robots.
This article presents one dedicated tool included in Tia Portal package developed by Siemens. The topic is to simulate 2D and 3D Cartesian manipulators that have a wide range of applications in industry.

49. BELOIU ROBERT, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Electronics, Computers and Electrical Engineering, University of Pitesti,
Romania
robertbeloiu[at]gmail.com
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Software tools for logical equations in robotics programming

Abstract: Robot programming involves treatment of signals of different kind. A vast majority of signals are BOOL types. For developing programs, it is necessary to develop logical relations between various input and output signals. This requires logic equation manipulation: developing, minimizing, logic-gate implementation, contact implementation, etc. If the number of signals is small (usually less than 4) then minimization can be implemented by hand quite accurate and reasonably fast. If the number of signals rises, then the minimization and logic implementation gets quite laborious.
This article presents some tools that ease the effort of a regular user of logic signals. Also it presents the state of the art of software package used in robot simulation for logic equation verification.

50. GHEORGHE-DANIEL VOINEA, PhD student
RĂZVAN GABRIEL BOBOC, Researcher
FLORIN GÎRBACIA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
CRISTIAN-CEZAR POSTELNICU, PhD Lecturer
Department of Automotive and Transport Engineering, Transilvania University of Brasov,
Romania
daniel.voinea[at]unitbv.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Technology acceptance of a hybrid brain-computer interface for instruction manual browsing

Abstract: The aim of this research was to evaluate the participants’ level of acceptance of a hybrid brain-computer interface (hBCI) for instruction manual browsing, using the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). The proposed application uses Tobii X120 for eye-tracking and the g.Nautilus biosignal amplifier with g.Sahara dry electrodes for electroencephalography (EEG) signal acquisition. Eye-tracking is used to navigate through the content of an instruction manual by selecting different types of buttons (next page, previous page, zoom in, zoom out, etc.), while the biosignals are used in an EEG-P300 speller interface to enter a text to be searched within the manual.
The experiment consists of three phases: system calibration, task familiarization and evaluation. During the first phase the participant is informed about the scope of the experiment, the procedure and then calibration data are acquired. The second phase consists of a series of training tasks which aim to familiarize the user with all the functionalities of the application. Once the participant is confident in using the hybrid application, he is required to perform an evaluation task which consists of a series of complex mixed eye-tracking and EEG selections to navigate through the instruction manual.
After the experiment the participants are asked to evaluate the application by completing the TAM questionnaire. The results showed an above average acceptance of the proposed hBCI. The findings are encouraging as the users expressed high levels of interest towards the proposed interaction paradigm. In conclusion, it can be stated that the alternative input methods used in the present study could be used to improve e-learning platforms by offering interactive browsing and adaptive content.

51. RĂZVAN GABRIEL BOBOC, Researcher
FLORIN GÎRBACIA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
CRISTIAN-CEZAR POSTELNICU, PhD Lecturer
GHEORGHE-DANIEL VOINEA, PhD student
Department of Automotive and Transport Engineering, Transilvania University of Brasov,
Romania
razvan.boboc[at]unitbv.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Usability assessment of a multimodal hybrid interface for robotic arm command

Abstract: This paper presents the usability assessment of a multimodal hybrid interface (MHI) that allows robotic arm manipulation based on movements of the eyes, the EEG biopotentials and hand gestures performed by the user. The key advantage of the proposed MHI is that it allows users to manipulate objects in a controlled environment using a 6-DOF Jaco robotic arm through a minimalist series of actions.
The usability of the proposed MHI interface was evaluated by conducting a series of trials with subjects carrying out a standard robotic arm pick and place operation. The architecture of the MHI prototype includes a g.Nautilus biosignal amplifier with g.Sahara dry electrodes for electroencephalography (EEG) signal acquisition, Tobii X120 for gaze tracking and a Leap Motion controller for hand movements and gestures recognition. A webcam is used to video stream the robotic arm’s working environment on a computer monitor, the users’ being able to select an object from the scene using an identification method based on the eye-tracking and biopotentials. Following the selection process the robotic arm will automatically position itself to the object’s location, and then the user will manipulate it by performing natural hand movements. To assess the usability of the system the participants were asked to complete the System Usability Scale (SUS) 10 items questionnaire. The results showed an above average SUS score, the participants managing to successfully complete the required tasks. Such an interface could be used in the training of operators for remote robotic manipulation tasks.

52. ILOVAN OANA-RAMONA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Faculty of Geography, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca,
Romania
ilovanoana[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Web-based Learning and Visual Imagery in Studying the Urban Landscape of Cluj-Napoca

Abstract: Due to technological progress and ever-lower costs in accessing and using the abundant online information, the academia is more prone to use an increasing variety of digital materials to enable students learn Geography. Our research focuses on assessing, at the university level, the usefulness for Geography students’ education and training of the information – visual imagery – hosted by websites selling picture postcards of the cities in Romania, mainly representations circulated during the socialist period (1948-1989). We considered the opportunity to create a coherent scientific study, using as a case study the landscape changes of Cluj-Napoca and the way they were rendered by representations in picture postcards, along the 20th century. This study concludes with recommendations for research with picture postcards from such web sources, in comparison to accessing similar information, in a printed form, available in libraries, archives, and personal collections.

53. OPREA MIHAELA, PhD Prof.
Department of Automatic Control, Computers and Electronics, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti,
Romania
m_oprea[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Onto-DeclarProg: An Educational Ontology for Declarative Programming

Abstract: Software development efficiency is dependent on the right programming paradigm selection. Thus, it is important to understand the characteristics of each paradigm in order to make the best option. Educational ontologies on programming paradigms can offer the support for a more informed selection. The paper presents such an educational ontology on declarative programming, Onto-DeclarProg, that was implemented in Protégé and integrates two ontologies that were previously developed, one on logic programming (LogicProgramming-Teaching-Onto) and one on functional programming (FunctionProg-Onto). The methodology that was applied to ontology development is described. Also, some examples of applications are discussed.

54. OPREA MIHAELA, PhD Prof.
Department of Automatic Control, Computers and Electronics, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti,
Romania
m_oprea[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: On the Development of a Student Evaluation Model

Abstract: Academic student evaluation for a certain discipline from the university curricula involves a variety of assessments (such as laboratory work, periodical tests, projects assessment, final examination) that need to be integrated in the final mark by keeping also the objective vision related to the whole group of students that studied that discipline. Starting from this observation, we have developed a preliminary form of a student evaluation model that is presented in the paper. An example of model application is also detailed

55. OPREA MIHAELA, PhD Prof.
ILA ALINA, Student
NEAGU STEFAN, Student
ZAMAN CATALIN, Student
Department of Automatic Control, Computers and Electronics, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti,
Romania
m_oprea[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: On the Development of Educational Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Abstract: Artificial intelligence provides a variety of methods and techniques that can be applied with success to real world systems (e.g. environmental pollution monitoring systems, industrial systems). Experimenting such methods and techniques first on some educational applications would improve the performance of further developed real systems that are based on them. The paper presents some educational applications that apply different approaches of artificial intelligence (such as reinforcement learning - a machine learning technique, pattern recognition methods, agent-based modelling).

56. VISAN ANDREEA MARIA, Assistant Prof.
ALMASAN HELLEN BEATRICE, Lector
LOGOFATU BOGDAN CONSTANTIN, PhD Prof.
University of Bucharest, Direction of Distance Education,
Romania
andreea.visan[at]credis.unibuc.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Social media in the educational environment. What? How? Why?

Abstract: In the last years especially, the development of new technologies has strongly influenced the lifestyle of the population, drawing new directions in social, economic and cultural life, both in developed and least developed countries. In a relatively short period of time, the use of social media applications in teaching - learning - evaluation activities has become one of the major trends in contemporary education.
Social media has become a growing phenomenon with many and varied boundaries in public and academic use. In this context, one of the natural questions is: "How do we select and implement a social media application in the educational process?".
The purpose of this article is trying to draw some possible answers to this question, answers formulated based on our own experiences but also on other studies in specialized literature.
Synthesizing the information we can say that the innovations in this field come from the developers and not from the users, thus the selection process is strongly influenced by the popularity of an application, popularity which can fluctuate quickly thus making the selection process more difficult.
At the same time, the criteria under which these applications are analyzed do not concern the pedagogical side in depth, but rather the informal environment for which they are developed.
And yet teachers use social media applications in the educational process. What application is best? How? Why? These are just a few of the questions we will try to answer in this article.

57. SHIVACHEVA, GALYA, Assistant Prof.
Trakia University – Stara Zagora, Faculty of Technics and Technologies, Yambol,
Bulgaria
galya.shivacheva[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Structure Design of the Control Test Examples in Solving Programming Tasks

Abstract: The report presents a software tool suitable for programming training. A description of a part of the implemented environment of the type of Virtual Laboratory for Teaching Programming, related to the design of data input and output, as structure and functionality. Designing the structure of input and output data is an essential element when writing code, and designing specific values of input and output data for validation. Moodle Virtual Programming Lab can be used to automatically test and evaluate a computer program code in programming training, and to design and evaluate the structure of input and output data and to create a file of specific input and output values in the format used in this Moodle module to use in the created website.

58. DULEA CORINA, PhD Student
CPSDN, IFIN-HH; University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics,
Romania
icorina[at]nipne.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: An e-learning method for distance measurement experiments

Abstract: It is necessary nowadays for education to combine traditional methods with modern ones, based on elearning, especially in schools where physics laboratories do not exist or are inadequately equipped.
The paper aims to facilitate the understanding by the students of the process of measuring distances, processing of experimental data, finalizing the experiment with a report of the laboratory work.
All of these are performed in Articulated Storyline software and used by students through the ILIAS elearning platform.

59. RADU RĂDESCU, PhD Prof.
Applied Electronics and Information Engineering Department, Univerity POLITEHNICA of Bucharest,
Romania
rradescu[at]gmail.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: An e-learning application for the study of data compression based on Delta Transformation

Abstract: This paper proposes a study on the online learning process of applying Delta transformation, Delta compression and remote file synchronization. The e-learning application was developed in the Matlab R2008b working environment and treats both Delta transformation and Delta compression. For Delta compression, the chosen implementation is original, with a detailed documentation of the algorithm at the level of description and implementation. Because the purpose of the e-learning application is a didactic one, highlighting the mechanisms of operation and interpretation of the algorithms, it was developed the possibility to enter input data from both the keyboard and from text files, as well as the detailed display of the tables for transformation, compression and histograms for the texts used. The category of input data has been restricted to text data because they are the most intuitive and can be easily analyzed. The compression performance obtained is not exceptional, but the role of the application is purely didactic, of study and online learning.

60. RADU RĂDESCU, PhD Prof.
Applied Electronics and Information Engineering Department, Univerity POLITEHNICA of Bucharest,
Romania
rradescu[at]gmail.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: E-work platform for automatic creation and intelligent management of tasks in collaborative applications

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to describe the design of a web application for the study of management for the activities of an IT company, in order to facilitate the work of the students in practice, the trainees and the employees, as well as to improve the process of internal development of human resources. The proposed system is focused on planning, organizing and improving performance in collaborative and learning work applications. The management application is built in such a way as to provide a friendly interface and to be as easy to use, considering that teamwork is an important factor for the success of any project. As a result, developing an efficient and well-trained team is one of the essential responsibilities of project managers. Teamwork enhances the results of each member, so that the overall result is better than the individual contributions of each member. In order to promote high performance and efficient teamwork, it is necessary to clearly define the project objectives for all its members and to create the conditions ensuring that all participants understand the assigned tasks. Last but not least, it is important to encourage collaboration within the project, represented by feedback. As a result, a compact application is required, which has functionalities for managing tasks and improving performance. The main objective of the project is to provide a software solution for an IT company with educational tasks. This solution has the role of facilitating the teamwork through the complex functionalities that it provides.

61. 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: M&M
Title of paper: The premises of the digitization policies of the European Union: transposition approaches in the educational system of the Republic of Moldova

Abstract: This article comes with a descriptive analysis of the political initiatives of digitization of the European Union in an operational and functional context of implementation in the reality of the Republic of Moldova in the field of education and training.
The presentation of the implementation of educational experiences, which are currently taking place in the Republic of Moldova, is centered on the basic ideas of the article in which the author thinks that: in particular, digital education is essential for the regional, but also global development of the IT industry, and in general, digital education will ensure the proper and constructive insertion of children and adults in the social and economic life of the era of the fifth industrial revolution.

62. CHIRIACESCU FABIOLA (1, 2), PhD Student
CHIRIACESCU BOGDAN (1, 2), PhD Student
MIRON CRISTINA (1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
BARNA VALENTIN (1), PhD Prof.
BERLIC CĂTĂLIN (1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
(1) University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Atomistilor, Magurele, Romania,
(2) Theoretical High School ”Nicolae Iorga”, Nehoiu,
Romania
fabichiriacescu[at]gmail.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: CMAP Tools and Tracker used for studying the harmonic oscillator

Abstract: We propose a high school level method of study of the harmonic oscillations using two free of charge software. This method can be useful for understanding and learning of the concepts and physical notions involved in the oscillatory movement. The first software is Cmap Tools, a free application used for creating the conceptual maps. These are very useful instruments in establishing hierarchies between physical measures and to create causality connections between them. The assembly of a conceptual map involves a good knowledge of the phenomenon and therefore leads to a conceptualization of the given notions. The conceptual map can be used as an instrument for presenting the information for both teaching and evaluation stages. Another instrument is the open-source program called Tracker. With its help, different filmed oscillatory movements can be tracked. With Tracker software, we can calculate specific physical quantities, while analyzing the body movements, modelling the obtained experimental data and plotting associated graphics. By observing the movements produced by laboratory devices and the oscillatory movements from daily life and shaping the collected data by Tracker software, we can compare the real and ideal motion, we can draw conclusions that can lead to the clarification of the studied physical concepts and the connections between them.

Keywords: conceptual map, Tracker, oscillatory movement, educational physics

63. CHIRIACESCU BOGDAN (1, 2), PhD Student
CHIRIACESCU FABIOLA (1, 2), PhD Student
MIRON CRISTINA (1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
BARNA VALENTIN (1), PhD Prof.
BERLIC CĂTĂLIN (1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
(1) University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Atomistilor, Magurele, Romania,
(2) Theoretical High School ”Nicolae Iorga”, Nehoiu,
Romania
b.chiriacescu[at]gmail.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Whiteboard Animation – A Way to Ease the Understanding of Special Theory for the Relativity Principles Consequences

Abstract: The Special Theory of Relativity is a very interesting study topic, both at high school and university level. On the other hand, understanding the physical notions involves a great deal of abstraction and a solid mathematic apparatus. Therefore, even if the considered concepts are exciting, the previously named factors can discourage the students in studying this topic. To prevent these difficulties, a conceptual approach for the theoretical notions is more agreeable. This means the analysis of the physical phenomenon from a qualitative point of view, without a quantitative approach that involves very complex mathematical calculus. Meanwhile, using an audio-visual method such as Whiteboard Animation can clearly contribute to a better understanding of the phenomenon and, most of all, catching the students' interest for a more profound study of the presented concepts. In this paper the authors are suggesting this interesting kind of study for the Special Theory of Relativity, by means of animations and a conceptual approach. The efficiency of the animation consists of tackling many sensorial elements - seeing and hearing; the conceptualization leads to a better understanding of the phenomenon. The result is a greater interest for the study of Physics in general and of the Relativity in special. The discussed theoretical part is referring to the consequences of Einstein's postulates, especially the relativity of simultaneity.

Keywords: Whiteboard animation, Relativity, Educational Physics

64. VOINEA SANDA, PhD Lecturer
DINU SERENELLA, PhD Student
LADARU BIANCA, Student
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics,
Romania
sanda.voinea[at]3nanosae.org
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Building and monitoring the aquaponics experimental lab for students

Abstract: The combination between aquaculture and hydroponics is a unique an interesting cultivation method called aquaponics. In comparison with conventional greenhouse agriculture and aquaculture, aquaponics system makes long-term environmental sustainability better. In aquaponics system, water and nutrients are put to use more than in aquaculture. When put together with low-impact energy sources and fish food, the ecosystem allows a food production strategy similar with a natural ecosystem. The structure of the experimental system contains a fish tank as the bottom layer, a plant basin as the second layer and a greenhouse on top of the first two layers. The system has a microprocessor ARDUINO for monitoring, attached with temperature and humidity sensors. We analysed different plants as cabbage, cucumber and salad and goldfish into the fish tank. Using this lab, the students can learn about basic principles of biology, physics, chemistry and also use modern technologies to monitoring the physical conditions for grow up fishes and plants. Students can observe that the system is herbicide or insecticide free, soil is not necessary, it can be used in urban areas without concern because the aquaponics system does not require much space, release less pollution thanks to recirculation of water and use less energy and water therefore the sustainability of plants and fish gets higher

65. DANESC ALEXANDRU, Student
VOINEA SANDA, PhD Lecturer
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics,
Romania
sanda.voinea[at]3nanosae.org
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: COMSOL model for simulating the mine natural ventilation to power a wind turbine

Abstract: The aim of this work is to explore the possibility of using wind energy as a power solution for communities that had developed around mining. The intensity of the natural air flow established inside a mine in Valea Jiului (Romania) was analysed, as the depression in altitude of the inputs of the mine is significant. A simple theoretical model was used and the values characterizing the air current were confirmed by the measurements done in the field and by the simplified simulation in specialized computer software. A value of wind speed in the gallery of around 3.7 m /s was obtained by simulation which allows a wind turbine mounted at the mine opening to produce energy of up to 770 kWh. Modelling using Comsol Multiphysics software is a useful way to simulate wind flows in order to evaluate resources for the implementation of wind turbines, as less time consuming and cheaper than a measurement campaign. Such a numerical model developed using COMSOL Multiphysics 5.1. software, could be very efficient for the physics education generally and in renewable energies field particular. COMSOL Multiphysics software provides a lot of possibilities for the modern education of our students

66. COLT MARILENA(1,2), PhD Student
SEBE CORINA(1,3, PhD Student
(1) University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics,
(2) ”Ion Luca Caragiale” National College, Ploiesti,
(3) "Alexandru Vlahuță”, Theoretic College, Bucharest
Romania
enachemarilena2007[t]yahoo.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Smartphone used in physics experiments

Abstract: Nowadays the smart phone is a flexible and accessible means of communication and a way to obtain useful information. Being portable and having multiple integrated functions, it has become an irreplaceable accessory for the younger generation. Beyond the classic aspects, the mobile phone has an enormous potential, but insufficiently exploited in the field of education.
The smartphone can become an excellent teaching tool, with special applications in the field of Physics. With a very large data storage capacity, it can also be used as a portable database. There are many applications, for example Sense-it, that allows the user to access all the motion, environment and position sensors available on a device.
The study aims to carry out three real experiments in mechanics, namely inelastic collision, centripetal acceleration and spring, using some of the sensors of the mobile phone. The experimental data will be retrieved and processed through the software Phyphox, available free from Google Play or App Store for Android and iOS respectively. If a Wi-Fi connection is available, students will be able to follow the graphics obtained in real time by accessing an URL. This can be used by directly typing the following URL: http://192.168.1.3:8080 in the address bar of a browser. The experiments will have applications in table tennis, cycling and determining the elastic constant of the springs.

67. MARIANA IORGULESCU, PhD Assoc. Prof.
University of Pitesti, Electrical Engineering Departament,
Romania
marianaiorgulescu[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Tutorial for Improving Student Skills in the Area of Power Quality

Abstract: The paper presents a tutorial for learning about power quality problems, especially neutral conductor dimensioning. This method is explained in a case study in order to familiarize future engineers with the concept of power quality. The teaching method is based on the concept of design of electrical installations where electrical energy is analysed both by variation of supply voltage and the presence of harmonics. In order for the electric receptors to function properly it is necessary to ensure that the voltage at their terminal matches as closely as possible their nominal voltage, which involves avoiding voltage drops over the established limits in the power conductors. For this purpose there are fixed limits for the percentage of losses of voltage in networks at the terminals of the branches and in the installations used, limits that must not be exceeded. The presence of harmonics in electrical networks is also analyzed because they are those that increase additional losses on the lines of transport, in asynchronous electric motors, and in transformers, as well as the danger of the apparition of over-voltages that cause high insulation demands. This learning by doing technology is finalised by analysis of experimental results.

68. VEREITINA IRYNA(1), Ass. Professor
POPEL OKSANA (1), Ass. Professor
DOBROVOLSKA NATALIA (1), Lecturer
BAIDAK YURII(2), Professor
(1) Foreign Languages Department, Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies
(2) Thermodynamics and Renewable Energy Department, Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies,
Ukraine
kozak_admin[at]ukr.net
ksenjapopel2580[at]gmail.com
natusikdob[at]ukr.net
yuribaydak[at]ukr.net
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Hierarchical interdependence of language aspects in virtual educational environment

Abstract: The article discusses the issue of creation of an exercise apparatus, namely the nomenclature of tasks and sequence of their implementation into the framework of virtual educational environment intended for foreign language training. Such aspects of foreign language teaching as linguistic (linguistic material), psychological (professional competences, skills and learning motivation) and communicative (communication behavior) are considered. The basic methodical principles of modern teaching of foreign languages are determined taking into account the potential and facilities of virtual educational environment, namely, communicativeness, which involves the construction of the process of foreign language training as a model of real communication; integrativeness, which requires the inclusion of information from other disciplines into training and communicative exercises; the dominant role of communicative tasks and their interactivity, which contributes to the formation of foreign language communication skills in speech activity, developing creativity and imagination; the focus on achieving social interaction, ensuring the development of intercultural competences, tactical skills and teamwork; interdependence of speech activities, which directs the process of foreign language learning into the boundaries of real communication process, in which speaking, listening, reading and writing are interconnected; adaptability, which allows the teacher to organize self- study of new and previously studied material directly in the classroom or outside the auditorium.

69. MALUREANU FLAVIA, Lecturer
ENACHI-VASLUIANU LUIZA, Lecturer
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Department for Teachers’ Training, Focşani Branch,
Romania
flaviamalureanu[at]yahoo.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Teaching strategies of learning

Abstract: In nowadays society focused on knowledge, the ability to learn is associated to professional and personal success. Accustoming the students with some elementary techniques of work specific to intellectual activity contribute to the achievement of the fundamental objective of contemporary education, that is teaching the individual how to learn. This objective requires a new vision of the didactic activity by means of which the individuals are guided to choose or elaborate their own techniques of intellectual work which eventually will allow them to come gradually apart from external guidance and to engage themselves into the process of autonomous learning. As teachers, we can identify and define the problem our students deal with: they need to give up mechanic learning and instead they must be taught how to learn intelligently and creatively. Students must be accustomed with the main requests regarding the hygienic norms, the organisation and the increase of work efficiency.
Our study focuses on lower secondary school teachers’ perspective on the most efficient learning strategies since teachers are the first that contribute to a systematic work performed by clear rules developed within the didactic activity. The selection submitted to research was done according to specific literature and focus-group discussions: efficient reading, taking notes, use of auxiliary instruments, acquiring skills of work hygiene, revision of the learned concepts, reward for an achieved learning objective etc. The research could be continued with students’ perspective upon the efficiency of the learning strategies previously mentioned. This perspective might be somehow different since the students are the ones who experience the process of learning and are its direct beneficiaries.

70. ENACHI-VASLUIANU LUIZA, Lecturer
MALUREANU FLAVIA, Lecturer
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Department for Teachers’ Training, Focşani Branch,
Romania
flaviamalureanu[at]yahoo.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Values of the organisational culture in schools

Abstract: Knowing the culture of an organisation is necessary as it probably constitutes an useful anticipatory element of its evolution on a long term. The organisational culture gives value to an organization, sets certain behavioural patterns which express its unique identity. The organisational culture contains visible and invisible elements tightly connected with each other. Most of the times, the invisible part constitutes the deep organisational culture. At the basis of the organisational culture there are the values, which set tone for the behaviours and attitudes of the individuals in any institution. The organisational values are factors of uniqueness and personality: they define the work process, the decisions and the actions of an institution. Studies have emphasized that, although investigating the ”personality” of the organisation is not an easy task, it is important to acknowledge the climate of the organisational culture in order to maximize the efficiency of employees’ work.
Our research aims to identify the values considered essential for the efficient functioning of several school organisations. As such, a sample of 50 teachers from four different institutions in the urban and rural areas was used. Based on specific literature and focus-group discussions we proposed a set of indicators which underwent a hierarchy based on teachers’ opinions. The indicators submitted to the discussion include team work, efficient communication, delegating tasks, discipline, ability to adapt to changes etc. The data collected were processed with the SPSS analysis. The results are useful as they can offer insights on what is considered to be of essence in the school organizations.

71. GABRIELA GROSSECK (1), PhD Assoc. Prof.
LAURA MALIȚA (1), Lecturer
RAMONA BRAN (1), Lecturer
CARMEN HOLOTESCU (2), PhD Prof.
(1) West University of Timisoara,
(2) Ioan Slavici University of Timisoara,
Romania
gabriela.grosseck[at]e-uvt.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Digital Citizenship in Higher Education: What Students Should Know

Abstract: The technological explosion, communication and information possibilities, entertainment, commerce, etc., with the help of mobile devices and the Internet, not only offer us new challenges and opportunities, but also directly affect our position and role as citizens, our lives, day by day becoming more influenced and connected to the digital world. Although we are experiencing a profound change, we also must face a confusing, overwhelming reality, if we do not know how to handle it correctly. This is the reason why in this article, we aim to illustrate synthetically, possible content suggestions for the courses in order to get the minimum or more advanced digital skills, which will allow all students to be prepared to face the digital challenges.
Therefore, we propose a training model, which can be incorporated in the curriculum, completely or modular, both at the bachelor's and master's level. The model is based on the three principles of a digital citizenship defined by Ribble (2015) and is organized around three themes, three essential elements each: Respect (Digital Etiquette, Digital access, digital law), Educate (Digital Communication, Digital Literacy, Digital Commerce) and Protect (Digital Rights and Responsibility, Digital Security, Digital Health and Welfare).
„Respectˮ, „Educateˮ and „Protectˮ are key principles in the digital as well as in the real world. We consider this model compulsory for any teacher, to help students to be prepared to face the digital challenges. By understanding and operating these components / topics, students will learn how to be safe, social and savvy online. In addition, digital citizenship involves putting these principles into practice by using them in daily activities, considering common values such as involvement, solidarity, equality, dignity, security and respect, for both themselves and those around them.

72. CORINA SAVULESCU, PhD Lecturer.
University of Pitesti, Electronic and Computers,
Romania
corina_savulescu[at]yahoo.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Software application for automatic correction of tests with multi choice answer

Abstract: In this paper, I have presented the design and the implementation of a software application for the automatic correction of choice tests. After the standard forms filled in by the students are scanned, the resulting files are presented as input to the software application, which generates each student’s score and saves the information in a database.
The primary advantages of this app are: the significant reduction of time allocated to the test correction, the elimination of human error and the simple management of all scores using a database that allows data search and sorting operations.

73. HRISTIAN LILIANA, PhD Lecturer
“Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi
Romania
hristian[at]tex.tuiasi.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: The statistical method of correlation used for analysis of the volumetric filling coefficient for the worsted fabrics

Abstract: The paper proposes an indicator for analyzing the fabrics structure and a manner of calculation thereof, reflecting the warpand weft yarns volume in a weave repeat, being useful in designing fabrics and filling some information about the characteristics and fabric properties, including also their behavior at their various demands.This indicator was called volumetric filling factor as it reflects the real state of internal structure of the fabric, according to the type of bonding.
The elements that characterize the internal structure of the fabrics are defined by the basic structural parameters, fineness, density of yarns and the weave, that determines the mutual position the yarns of those two systems, yarns positional stability, distribution of the yarns on the parts of the fabric, the dominant of bundle points binding regarding warp or weft effect. In this study for analysis of volumetric filling coefficient that characterizes the worsted fabrics type, it was used the correlation method/graphic method.

74. HRISTIAN LILIANA, PhD Lecturer
“Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi
Romania
hristian[at]tex.tuiasi.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Study of firmware used to control an intelligent glove

Abstract: This intelligent glove aims at keeping the constant temperature of the hand in the event of an accident and at the same time alerting through the unique emergency number 112 and launching a warning message (Person in Difficulty) in the same time with the transmission of some vital parameters of the wearer of the glove (the number of the heart beats per minute, the amount of oxygen in the blood and body temperature). From the block diagram of the electronic module it can be seen that it contains two heating elements made of constantan coils that are fed for a very short time (a few microseconds) through a circuit controlled by the central processor depending on the information from two sensors of the temperature, arranged approximately symmetrically on the two planes of the wearer's palm of this gloves.

75. MARIANA DOGARU (1), PhD Lecturer
OANA MIRELA ICHIM (2), Teacher
(1) University Polytechnic of Bucharest
(2) Secondary School "Titu Maiorescu" Iași,
Romania
dogarumar[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: A model for learning optimization using digital auxiliary in Primary School

Abstract: Learning is a school priority. Generations of pupils using technology are attracted to a digital learning. School "Titu Maiorescu" implemented by the team of teachers an auxiliary platform in order to be accessed by the staff for optimizing the lessons. It was teamwork that has benefited both produced learning students in increasing their satisfaction in the relationship with parents and the organizational climate of the school. The research aims to demonstrate the functionality of this model and the influence it has. Also the benefits of using digital aids designed, built and tested at a school, thinking and creating products used strictly tailored and individualized needs of school users. Each student has an account, develop competencies defined in the curriculum, parents have access to and can always see the progress. It is the proof of use technology for optimizing learning. Each student will understand that the tablet is a tool for learning, not only for playing games. This case study is an example of the use of its own resources in order to improve pupil’s learning.

76. MARIANA DOGARU, PhD Lecturer
University Polytechnic of Bucharest,
Romania
dogarumar[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Learning pedagogy at university using online applications

Abstract: Pedagogy is a discipline with a high degree of abstraction, especially for students of the Technical University. From technical concerns of students and the idea of accessibility of an area less compatible technical preoccupations, using online applications increase the attractiveness of learning. For teaching pedagogy, it was used both Moodle learning platform and applications (Socrative). The added value of using them is measurable in increased satisfaction the participation pedagogy to develop specific competences training. Could this be a model transferable to other areas? Research seeks to establish premises, profile of competence that the students must take to achieve successful completion of the program. Also, in the research attempted match skills developed key competences recommended at European level. So is a two-way analysis of why students should have skills to participate in blended learning program and the competent relation to key competencies developed them after completion of the academic program.

77. LUCIAN DANIEL BERECHET, PhD Candidate
University Alexandru Ioan Cuza of Iasi, FEAA,
Romania
lucian.berechet[at]uaic.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: From Blackboard to Moodle LMS. Case study of University Alexandru Ioan Cuza of Iasi

Abstract: In this modern and smart devices era, unlimited access to online resources are a must, and the millennial learners are smart learners. In academic environment, the learners’ needs mandates teachers to create great sharable content and to provide an innovative learning experience. E-learning systems has increasingly becomed an important part of the institution’s strategy for delivering online and flexible e-learning. In this regard, choosing the right Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or Learning Management System (LMS) is crucial.
After ten years of proprietary system LMS (Blackboard) usage, the University Alexandru Ioan Cuza of Iasi (UAIC) has decided to move on to an Open Source Software (OSS) LMS (Moodle), principally due to the high cost of annual licensing for the first one.
The migration of courses process from one LMS to another it requires close planning, involves technical and managerial issues, and may be affected by various factors: user perception, staff development, institutional organization. This paper try to cover the experience of UAIC in switching from Blackboard to Moodle LMS’s, and also to provide other education institutions with a tested migration process model for replication in similar endeavors.

78. IOANA ANDREEA STEFAN, Researcher
ANTONIU STEFAN, Researcher
ANCUTA GHEORGHE, Researcher
Advanced Technology Systems, Targoviste,
Romania
anca.gheorghe[at]ats.com.ro
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Teaching cultural heritage with emerging technologies

Abstract: In an era dominated by technology, the way of learning has changed. There are various tools that teachers can use in the classroom or outside the classroom to enhance student learning. These tools need to be properly exploited to make learning experiences more accessible, meaningful and engaging for students struggling to acquire specific knowledge. In spite of the available technology, it remains challenging for teachers to create engaging lessons and to get students interested in a certain domain. A successful lesson must be well prepared, it should focus on the strategies that work at the level of each student and, at the same time, it must be motivating, in order to maintain a positive mind-set and a stimulating class environment.
This article aims to offer practical guidelines for creating multidisciplinary lessons in a responsive and interactive way, merging modern tools such as educational games and multimedia tools with digital resources provided from free and innovative learning resources, such Europeana Collections that offers ready-to-use learning scenarios and stories. The authors present a practical example on how teachers can design a creative and experiential learning activity, combining the metadata provided by the Europeana Collection with the power of modern tools and visual storytelling.

79. KARABALIEV MIROSLAV, PhD Prof.
TACHEVA BILYANA, Assistant Prof.
PAARVANOVA BOYANA, Assistant Prof.
Department of Physiscs and Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Trakia University, Stara Zagora,
Bulgaria
miroslav.karabaliev[at]trakia-uni.bg
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Data Science Analysis of Examination Results on Biophysics at Trakia University Stara Zagora

Abstract: In recent years, the development of computer science, along with the accumulation of vast amounts of raw data, has led to the emergence of three new interconnected scientific and applied fields. These are the so-called "Data Science", "Machine Learning" and "Artificial Intelligence". All three areas deal with the processing and analysis of large data sets. Data science is primarily concerned with the statistical processing and visualization of data for subsequent analysis.
In this study, we have used some of the methods and tools of data science to analyze trends in achievement in the subject of Biophysics of medical students at Takia University.
The data was processed with the python programming language and its libraries pandas, matplotlib and seaborn. Pandas is a library for reading, sorting, and statistically processing results in tabular form, and matplotlib and seaborn are visualization libraries. Assessments have been collected over a period of 7 years thanks to the Biophysics Assessment System and an electronic logbook for recording, calculating and storing all student’s marks.
The results from Data analysis helped to reveal the trends in the students’ achievements and to draw some conclusions about the reasons for these trends.

80. BESSCHETNOVA ANASTASIA, Undergraduate Student
Psychology Department, Saratov National Research State University named after N.G. Chernishevsky,
Russia
anastasiabesschetnova[at]yandex.ru
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Cyberbulling as a form of youth’s destructive behavior in Russia

Abstract: One of the threats of the Internet space is the problem of cyberbullying. According to the study “Children of Russia on-line”, 23 % of Russian children and adolescents aged 9-16 were objects of cyber-crimes. The results of the study, conducted by the World Health Organization in 2013-2014, prove the connection between cyberbullying and suicide among adolescents aged 11-15.
The main goal of cyberbullying is the infliction of psychological harm to the individual, the destruction of his/her social relations through harassment of messages, containing insults, intimidation, critical statements, publications of negative information in Internet.
Cyberbullying has a number of special characteristic features. Some of them are the following: the public nature of aggressive actions; the deliberate placement of negative information in Internet; the anonymity; the regular violent actions; the lack of complete control over the situation of harassment.
The article contains the results of the survey of school children aged 12-17, conducted in 2017 in Saratov region (Russia). The empirical data indicates the increasing number of children and youth who were the target of cuberbulling for the last year and the need of implementation of prevention programmes and the increase the awareness of parents, teachers and other children about the problem that is a cause of the aggression and violent behavior, emotional and neurotic disorders, depression, poor academic performance and low self-esteem of children and youth.

81. BESSCHETNOVA OKSANA, PhD Prof.
Education and Psychology Department,Balashov Institute of Saratov State University,
Russia
oksanabesschetnova[at]yandex.ru
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Educational trajectories of children from restored biological families in the contest of social inequality

Abstract: Education is a powerful factor in alleviating the social inequality. Among the main objective factors affecting the education of children and youth are sex, age, ethnic and religious affiliation, the territory of residence (city or village), health, and the social status of a parent family.
Failure to fulfill the responsibilities for the maintenance and upbringing of children leads to the destruction of the family, the deprivation of parental rights; as a result children are forced to live in state educational, medical or social institutions or foster families for a long time. During this period, children are taken from the biological family should be provided with the right of education, according to their age, physical and mental health status.
In order to study the educational trajectories of schoolchildren aged 10-17 (n=100), who were returned to their biological families after the restoration of biological parents in parental rights by a court decision, in 2018 the research was conducted on the territory of three regions of Russia: Belgorod, Saratov regions and the Trans-Baikal Territory with the use of in-depth interview’s method. The study found out the typical objective and subjective causes of social inequality in education of looked after children: formal rules that regulate the realization of the right to education; poor academic performance, drops of school due to metal health or behavior problems as well as low level of parents’ competence.

Keywords: children looked after, biological family, parents restored parental rights, education, life trajectories, Russia.

82. GABUREANU SIMONA, PhD Lecturer
TRIPON CRISTINA, PhD Assistant Prof.
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Teacher Training and Social Sciences Department,
Romania
simona.gabureanu[at]gmail.com
cristinatimpau89[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: A learning journey from ict teaching to reflective practice

Abstract: Reflection is part of continuous development and can become an important source of renewal and enhancement of good educational practices. This can help teachers create real challenging learning environments to maximize the impact of learning on students. Reflective practice includes reflection and the development of metacognition and leads to decisions for action, learning, the achievement of goals and changes to immediate and future practice.
The research provides specific details regarding the important data obtained applied two research instruments: reflection journal and interviews with the future teacher. The results are organized into four dimensions of learning: Learning through Performing. Critical Reflection on their own Teaching Experiences, Learning from Colleagues'Feedback, Seeing the Class through Students' Eyes, Learning from Suggestions of the Mentor Teacher. Analyzing the data obtained from the research, it is noted that most students encountered difficulties regarding the ways of managing the teaching time, regarding the management of the class, the difficulties about the work tasks for the learners, as well as interactive teaching methods adaptable to the content of ICT. The aspects noted by the students correspond to those recommended by the mentors.

83. TRIPON CRISTINA, PhD Assistant Prof.
GABUREANU SIMONA, PhD Lecturer
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Teacher Training and Social Sciences Department,
Romania
simona.gabureanu[at]gmail.com
cristinatimpau89[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: About learning and innovation skills-a self-perception of critical thinking competency profile of future ICT teachers

Abstract: The ability to think critically has always been important, but nowadays is a must for the citizens of the 21st century.A considerable body of evidence shows that thinking skills courses have positive effects that are transferable to a wide variety of situations.
The paper presents the results of an investigation conducted in the University Politehnica of Bucharest, with the aim of identifying the level of critical thinking (CT) skills to students, future ICT professionals, attending the teacher training program. Starting from the premise that the self-perception of thinking skills is a good predictor of academic performance, we aimed to create a CT skills profile and to analyse it in relation with the CT skills required in the field of education.
Moreover, the measure (self-assessment) of students‘ CT skills is a part of the process of empowering pre-service teachers for socio-scientific issues-based instruction

84. PUPEZESCU VALENTIN, PhD Lecturer
DRAGOMIR MARILENA-CĂTĂLINA, PhD Student
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Teacher Training and Social Sciences Department,
Romania
vpupezescu[at]yahoo.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Enhanced Elearning Application for Data Mining in a NoSQL Distributed Database Management System

Abstract: The evolution of data acquisition systems, communication technologies, artificial intelligence techniques and computing power has generated a world that is dependable on knowledge. Knowledge represents useful information extracted usually from raw data that is stored in centralized or distributed database management systems(DBMS). Because of the explosion of raw data extracted by IoT devices(consumer, enterprise and industrial), storing data only in classical relational database management systems became unfeasible. This paper presents the second version of an experimental Elearning application that allows students to mine data with an Distributed Committee Machine architecture not only in classical relational DBMS but also in a NoSQL DBMS(in this version we introduced the support for the MongoDB DBMS). The implemented application works both in a centralized manner and in a distributed way. The synchronizing data across multiple servers was made using the replication process offered by MongoDB. The students can select one of the three classical data sets: iris1, wine1 and conc1. They have also the option of classifying data with the classical multilayer perceptron, an autoresetting multilayer perceptron or with an adjustable pulsating perceptron. Because of the replication process the data sets will be safe and available without having downtime for maintenance. The application will function in such a manner that if a node from the system fails all the classifying results that were obtained prior to the failure will be saved on all other nodes.

85. ARTEM VVEDENSKY , PhD Student
ALEXANDR ZUDIN, PhD Director
The N.A. Semashko National Research Institute of Public Health,
Russian Federation
vvedenskyai[at]yandex.ru
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Use of remote technologies in educational work on prevention of occupational diseases of employees in field of education

Abstract: Teacher’s job is associated with high density of interpersonal contacts and possibility of conflicts with need to fulfil scheduled scope of work within strictly regulated period of time. Key factors of risk of teacher’s job are:
- increased psycho-emotional stress associated with need of continuous self control and emotional excitation with significant number of inter-personal contacts;
- significant vocal stress;
- static stress with insignificant general muscle movement stress;
- large volume of extensive visual performance;
- high density of epidemic contacts;
- ets.
Each of above listed risk factors of teachers’ labor may become cause for occupational or profession conditioned disease.
Topic discusses results of study aimed at – determining possibilities of remote technologies in implementation of social-educational project for prevention of occupational diseases of employees in field of education.
Study involved participation of employees of educational institutions of Ryazan Region of the Russian Federation as well as medicine employees responsible for scheduled health assessments and professional examinations of teaching employees. Period of study – 2017 – 2019 . Total number of participants of study: teaching employees – 480 people, medicine employees – 51 people.
On basis of expert interviews and focus there were determined most efficient forms of remote representation of information (video-lectures, webinars, check-lists, cases, and etc.), frequency of training lessons, forms of control.
By results of study there was developed concept for continuous remote educational lecture center within which the problem of informational support of prevention and preventive treatment of occupational diseases of employees of educational system is being solved.

86. ABUBAKIROV ANDREI, PhD Student
SNEGIREVA JULIA, PhD Student
ALEXANDR ZUDIN , PhD Director
The N.A. Semashko National Research Institute of Public Health,
Russian Federation
asabubakirov[at]yandex.ru
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Practice of implementation of remote education projects by insurance within mandatory and voluntary medical insurance (case-study)

Abstract: It becomes harder to hire trained specialists in field of insurance at labor market. Many insurance companies launch corporate educational projects aimed not only on increase insurance awareness of population but also on advancement of qualification of specialists willing to work in field of insurance. Such educations projects help to expand staff of companies and train loyal specialists helping them to make first steps toward successful career. On the other hand they promote increase in general knowledge about insurance, culture of which remains at low level in Russia among both, population and business.
The topic discusses practices for implementation of remote educational project “Mandatory and Voluntary Medical Insurance: for doctors and patients”. This is a pilot project that is implemented in certain regions of the Russian Federation in cooperation with several insurance companies.
Provided are key stages of remote training, methodology materials developed for study, control-measurement materials. and etc. Also provided are results of survey about degree of satisfaction of trainees with process of training.
Implementation of project allowed for sending proposal to the federal authorities about development of federal educational system on increase of awareness about insurance in field of mandatory and voluntary medical insurance.

87. AKSENOVA ELENA (1), PhD Director
ANANCHENKOVA POLINA (1), PhD Leading researcher
ALEXANDR ZUDIN (2), PhD Director
(1) Research Institute for Healthcare Organization and Medical Management, Moscow,
(2)The N.A. Semashko National Research Institute of Public Health,
Russian Federation
ananchenkova[at]yandex.ru
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Remote programs in practice of corporate trainings on base of pharmaceutical companies

Abstract: According to a range of studies in relation to satisfaction of employers with level of training of university graduates, majority of pharmaceutical companies (78% of respondents) is satisfied with level of training in specialized institutions of higher education. However, in related to pharmaceutical industry, in field of manufacture of medical equipment it is noted that knowledge of specialists employed after graduation from educational institutions is insufficient for work in companies manufacturing medical equipment.
For more prompt “adjustment” of graduates’ knowledge to meet requirements of corporate competences many pharmaceutical and medical production companies have operate corporate universities. During long time corporate universities operated as collaboration project of the company and some specialized university where face-to-face trainings, workshops, master classes, and etc. took place. Currently there is seen a trend of mass digitalization of training materials and implementation of training process within system of remote training.
Authors have conducted study considering following objectives:
- analyzing popularity of remote courses among practicing pharmacists and druggists;
- analyzing level of satisfaction of trainees with mustered programs;
- analyzing organizational challenges occurring in process of implementation of remote training programs.
Topic provides results of conducted study

88. AKSENOVA ELENA (1), PhD Director
ALEXANDR ZUDIN (2), PhD Director
(1) Research Institute for Healthcare Organization and Medical Management, Moscow,
(2)The N.A. Semashko National Research Institute of Public Health,
Russian Federation
ananchenkova[at]yandex.ru
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Problems of development of remote training as a tool for advancement of professional qualification of healthcare professionals

Abstract: In accordance with Article 41 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation everybody has a right for health care and medical assistance. Implementation of this right is provided by healthcare professionals acting in their activities on behalf of healthcare institutions, or, rarely, independently. Life and health of citizens directly depends on their qualification, professional work, professional and human qualities.
During long period in Russia exists a system of post-graduation training of doctors within which certified specialists attend courses of advancement of qualification including the ones implement in remote form.
Each doctor during 5 years with purpose to continue professional activity shall undergo such training once and pass exams upon completion. Moreover, professional level of doctor is annually assessed within procedure of professional attestation.
We analyzed data related to organization of process of doctors’ qualification advancement under conditions of continuous medical education (CME) on basis of educational institutions implementing programs of remote training of healthcare professionals.
Study was conducted using methods of content-analysis, surveys of healthcare professionals, attendees of programs for remote advancement of qualification, and a range of expert interviews.
Study allowed us to obtain some results, including the following:
- format of remote education stimulates responsibility and discipline in process of mustering the course;
- most popular among doctors are remote programs focused on specific professional issue;
- conditions of need for annual confirmation of qualification and professional attestation for healthcare professional increases necessity of self training and self mustering of subject courses available in public domain.

89. KUZNETSOV MIKHAIL, PhD Student
ANANCHENKOVA POLINA, PhD Prof.
AMONOVA DILBAR, PhD Prof.
Academy of labour and social relations, Moscow, Russia,
Russian-Tajik (Slavic) University, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan
ananchenkova[at]yandex.ru
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Network educational and methodical complexes as a form of remote support of the learning process

Abstract: One of the possible forms of organization of remote support are network educational and methodical complexes, which can be defined as didactic, software, technical and interactive complex for learning in the Internet.
The use of online services and cloud technologies in the network of educational and methodical complexes created with the support of psychological and pedagogical bases of group work, which have become one of the key elements of modern pedagogical technology, allow the use of network systems in all forms of education (full-time, part-time, part-time, distance) and at all levels of education (school, professional, additional).
The network educational and methodical complex includes lectures, laboratory works, tests, and also provides an opportunity of remote interaction to participants of educational process, collective interaction and cooperation. Educational networks are constantly being created and rebuilt in order to update knowledge, constantly acquire experience, create and connect new external knowledge. A variety of modern services opens up space for creative tasks, the implementation of which allows you to activate the cognitive process even in lagging and uninterested students.
Taking into account all the undeniable advantages of social services, the use of network educational and methodical complexes can be recommended for the organization of remote support of students' education

90. TONKONOG VICTORYA, PhD Student
ANANCHENKOVA POLINA, PhD Prof.
Federal State Educational Institution of higher vocational training “Admiral Ushakov Maritime University”, Novorossiysk, Academy of labour and social relations, Moscow,
Russia
ananchenkova[at]yandex.ru
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Distance learning technologies as a mechanism for implementing the principle of inclusive learning in the formation of a single regional educational space

Abstract: Modern inclusive education is developed on the basis of traditional and special education systems, combining their capabilities in the education of persons with disabilities and physical inabilities (DPI). According to statistics, about 4% of students from among those with DPI study in higher educational institutions of the Russian Federation. The use of e-learning technologies in the learning process can be an effective means of involving young people with DPI, implementing the principle of inclusive education and accessible barrier-free environment at the level of higher education.
The article presents the results of the study, the purpose of which is to analyze the possibilities of distance learning in the formation of a single regional educational space for different categories of citizens. The study was conducted on the basis of 7 universities of Krasnodar region of the Russian Federation.
Research methods: questioning of students and their parents, expert interview of teachers, focus group series.
Based on the study, it was concluded that the use of distance learning technologies in teaching students with DPI is necessary for:
- combining continuous both full-time and distance learning;
- implementation of part of the adapted basic educational program (individual training program), for example, depending on the periods of treatment of the student who studies at home;
- implementation of consulting support for parents, teachers;
- implementation of the network form of training, career guidance programs, programs of additional education.

91. SNEGIREVA JULIA, PhD Student
AKSENOVA ELENA, PhD Director
ANANCHENKOVA POLINA, PhD Prof.
(1) The N.A. Semashko National Research Institute of Public Health, Moscow,
(2) Research Institute for Healthcare Organization and Medical Management, Moscow,
(3) Academy of labour and social relations, Moscow,
Russia
u.snegireva[at]mail.ru
eiak[at]yandex.ru
ananchenkova[at]yandex.ru
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Professional development of specialists in the medical sphere with using the distance learning technologies

Abstract: Currently the normative - legal acts regulating the vocational training in territory of the Russian Federation state the distance and electronic learning concepts. In our country the distance learning is not only a specific form, but it is the training with using the distance learning technologies, realized mostly through information - telecommunication networks at interaction of students and teachers. Nowadays in the Russian system for the vocational training of medical workers at the legislative level there is the obligatory qualification training in the amount of not less than 144 auditorium classes not rarely than 1 time in 5 years. Due to that the problems of implementing the onsite training of doctors are especially important through the partial use of distance (telecommunication) technologies with the group synchronous communication.
Representatives of the medical sphere are actively supporting the idea of distance learning, as it greatly facilitates the process of improving skills and provide more actual and "fresh" knowledge. The foreign experience confirms the proper implementation of such system: in many countries of the world the internet training has been long and successfully practiced.
The main difficulty in such a system is in the selection of experts to make the training electronic modules: the relevant staff must possess the highest qualifications. In addition for the distance learning to be really effective, the program should be regularly updated, adding up-to-date medical information. This means the need of close interaction between medical professional organizations.

92. SAZONOVA NATALIA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
IVANOVA SVETLANA, Lecturer
Department of Foreign Languages and Educational Technologies, Ural Federal University,
Russia
natalia.sazonova[at]urfu.ru
sa.ivanova[at]urfu.ru
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Authentic texts for KET speaking success in virtual environment

Abstract: The assessment of speaking skills within Cambridge Key English test involves interaction with a peer by asking and answering simple questions of a non-personal kind based on prompt words in a card. The test structure includes some factors which might enhance or reduce students’ performance, exactly reading skills, personal traits and a peer. We present the results of the experiment and the survey which show what contributes to examinees’ speaking success and high scores. On the one hand, reading features such as word familiarity in the text, its coherence and typographic legibility are directly interrelated with students’ motivation and anxiety levels, while a peer didn’t turn out to much affect the result. The main conclusion of the research was that speaking needs practice. Key English cards available online and in print are limited. Popular virtual resource Quizlet offers its users digitized versions of the cards. Their analysis allowed us to compile a list of common prompt words and produce a pack of authentic invitation/birthday cards, notices, advertisements, etc. Our technique is to employ free Google forms service for sharing the cards. This service lets a student input the questions, these are saved and exported into Excel file and reflect statistics. After completing the task the suggested answers can be viewed (if the settings allow this option), checked whole-class or a student can get individual feedback from the teacher. When the students have practised grammar and have learnt the strategy of finding information, the next step is to engage students into card design and sharing and peer-correction. Getting students involved to collaborate makes it possible to focus on the communicative nature of language.

93. ZAHRA TOFIGHI, M.Sc. student
FATTANEH TAGHIYAREH, PhD Assoc. Prof.
RAMIN ABDOLMALEKI, M.Sc. student
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran,
Iran
zahra.tofighi[at]ut.ac.ir
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Learner’s Outcome Enhancement through Scaffolding in Collaborative Game Based Learning

Abstract: Game Based Learning (GBL) has proven to be an effective tool in education. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of scaffolding on learner’s outcome. Hard and soft scaffoldings are appropriate substitutions for tutors, comparing GBL environments with traditional educational systems. Scaffolding is a process that provides learners with desired knowledge in the course of learning the task to enhance their outcome and also demonstrate their abilities. To this end, this study engaged 40 students to investigate the effectiveness of a game developed by the researcher supplied with scaffolding tools. The participants were assigned to two experimental and comparison groups. The experimental group received scaffolding, while learners in the comparison group were not presented with scaffolding. The results of the study indicated that those learners who received scaffolding in collaborative GBL (CGBL) outperformed those who were not exposed to scaffolding. Our findings lead us to believe that scaffolding may provide better results if it can be adapted to the player’s personality types. If we want scaffolding tools to be able to compensate for the absence of an instructor, then they should be personalized.

94. MOEINFAR ALIREZA, M.Sc. student
TAGHIYAREH FATTANEH, PhD Assoc. Prof.
ECE department, University of Tehran, Tehran,
Iran
meinfar[at]ut.ac.ir
ftaghiyar[at]ut.ac.ir
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: PETA: Persuasion Techniques Awarness through Game Based Learning

Abstract: In recent years the educational games has known as an effective tool to enhance learning process and it has been used in several fields. This paper investigates effect of game-elements and features for enhance persuasion techniques self-awareness. We have developed a single player, example-based game that uses scaffolding to help learning process. Results show that our learning game elements affects media literacy learning skills like tutorials, tips and hints.
This study can present the ability of educational games in media literacy and to be used for further research with more details to find and show the specific game features that enhance speed and power of training media literacy.

95. ALMASAN BEATRICE, Lecturer
University of Bucharest, CREDIS
Romania
beatrice.almasan[at]credis.unibuc.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: E-tutor educational support for digital organization: theory or practice in university life

Abstract: This article represents a global vision of all e-tutors that work in the Department of Distance Learning and Low Frequency(ID-FR) – CREDIS (established in 1999, as a consequence of EDUCO project supported by a program financed by Romanian Government and World Bank) is a specialised institutional structure which manages distance learning and as well as postgraduate programmes for long life learning and professional development
As part of Bucharest University structure and as a consequence of its specific task inside as manager of distance learning, CREDIS which due to TEMPUS –PHARE REDEC (regional distance education centre) project identify itself as digital organization offering teachers of different grades a large scale of opportunities to achieve necessary competences for 21st century professional life.
Along its activity the necessity of establishing a dialogue, as well as a creative cooperation between students and teachers, all designed in order to develop new educational supports and students’ creativity which lead to an open way of learning were the main goals of-tutors activity. This shaped their profile as a linking support between teachers/coordinators and students as beneficiaries of educational services.
The research case study is based on the educational networks and platforms on which the activity of the e-tutors is based represent an e-learning component that we present through a qualitative research. It is detailed due to professional achievements of the students, the feedback of the employers are indicators of the implementation of the digital organization in universities. All those aspects contribute to a highly complex image.

96. DUMITRACHE ANISOARA, Lecturer
GHEORGHE MIHAELA, Researcher
University of Bucharest, CREDIS
Romania
anisoara.dumitrache[at]credis.unibuc.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Web based tools for education

Abstract: This year the world wide web celebrates 30 years of existence, and the Internet 50 years. Despite 20 years gap between two innovations, today these two terms are overlapping and are used with the same meaning. The fast development process together with other technologies resulted in increased accessibility and wide use in different domains. Education took advantage of internet, www and other technologies use since their emergence, and since then many studies on the field were conducted, most of them showing the multiple advantages that education could benefit from.
Still, the process was not simple and the transition was not smooth being influenced by many external factors: financial, openness to new, teaching habits, learning support, community’s feedback. Most of these factors are valid today, changing only the proportion of their influence.
The main issue in implementing technologies were financial issues, but during the time the technology became more accessible for education providers, still having teachers with high resistance to change or very weak support for teachers who want to use technology in classes.
The aim of this paper is to present some technological innovation used in education with a minimum of costs for institution, with facile implementation and user friendly interfaces. These are cloud based technologies and their development have increased to the highest levels in the last decade.

97. COLT MARILENA(1,2), PhD Student
SEBE CORINA(1,3), PhD Student
STOICA DANIELA (2), PhD
POPESCU MIHAI (2), Teacher
(1) University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics,
(2)”Ion Luca Caragiale” National College, Ploiesti,
(3) "Alexandru Vlahuță”, Theoretic College, Bucharest
Romania
enachemarilena2007[at]yahoo.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Using the Einstein Tablet in an interdisciplinary context

Abstract: The spectacular development of computer science in the last years has led to a rapid use of the e-learning concept in the field of education. The traditional activities in the classroom can be replaced gradually with a more flexible type of education by using the latest generation equipment, such as digital technology based on data logger and sensors, Einstein Tablet being specially designed for teaching-learning through experimentation. Using the Einstein tablet of the Fourier Education Company (USA) and the light sensor incorporated into it, the paper will investigate the relationship between the light intensity and the distance from the source. It can be also determined the frequency of the radiation emitted by a fluorescent lamp and the rotation frequency of the pallets of the fan.
By conducting such experiments, the students were put in the situation to analyze the information acquired and to connect with other areas of activity, developing competences in an interdisciplinary context. The acquired knowledge will be related to mathematics, physics and computer science.

98. TROCARU SORIN, PhD Student
BERLIC CATALIN, PhD Assoc. Prof.
MIRON CRISTINA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
BARNA VALENTIN, PhD Prof.
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics,
Romania
sorin.trocaru[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Using Tracker as augmented reality tool in teaching physics

Abstract: Tracker is one of the applications recommended by its capabilities as typical AR – augmented reality tool, which otherwise has been extensively used in the last years at all levels of teaching physics. The software has an optical tracking system based on Java and a flexible data tool analysis, specially designed for physics experimental activities. The paper presents a simple approach of teaching the aspects concerning the oscillatory movement of a gravitational pendulum for big initial angular amplitudes using Tracker. The analysis of the movement of the gravitational pendulum with initial big initial angular amplitudes requires advanced data fitting software, in order to integrate the movement equation and find the expression of the time and angle dependence of the period T. Using the capabilities of Tracker, it is possible that using real data to prove the non isochrone characteristic of the phenomenon. They also allow to make an in-depth analysis of the real oscillator in a intuitively and adequate approach of teaching the topic to high school students.

99. TROCARU SORIN, PhD Student
BERLIC CATALIN, PhD Assoc. Prof.
MIRON CRISTINA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
BARNA VALENTIN, PhD Prof.
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics,
Romania
sorin.trocaru[at]gmail.com
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Using Tracker as augmented reality tool in teaching real oscillator model in physics.

Abstract: Tracker is one of the applications that has been extensively used in the last years at all levels of teaching physics. The software has an optical tracking system based on Java and a flexible data tool analysis, specially designed for physics experimental activities. These capabilities recommend Tracker as a typical AR – augmented reality tool. The main advantage of Tracker is the possibility to make, merely without costs, accurate measurements in experiments where the same data can be obtained only using expensive experimental setups, like data acquisition interfaces with appropriate sensors and dedicated software and drivers, usually recommended for AR applications. The paper presents an example of creative use of Tracker, in which the very simple experimental learning task of measuring the elastic constant of a spring may be performed costless with good results, adapting the classical experimental procedure to the requirements of Tracker software. Because the simplicity of the method, the use of Tracker allows more time for in-depth approach of the elastic deformation applications, like real spring and the phenomenon of oscillations.

100. OLGA VOLKOVA, PhD Prof.
ALLA OSTAVNAYA, PhD Prof.
OKSANA BESSCHETNOVA, PhD Prof.
Social work department, Belgorod State National Research University, Russia; Sociology department, Pridnestrovian State University, Moldova; Social and humanitarian department, Saratov State University,
Russia
volkovaoa[at]rambler.ru
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Site popularity analysis, used by Moldovan migrants

Abstract: The article presents the results of an empirical research, conducted by the team of authors in 2017. The main goal of the study is analyzing the Internet activity of Moldovan migrants (n = 220) and evaluating the sites they use to satisfy their needs. To collect the primary sociological data, the Internet questionnaire method was used. The questionnaires were distributed through the Bureau for Relations with the Diaspora of the Government of the Republic of Moldova.
According to respondents’ openions, the most popular communication tools of Moldovan migrants are (in descending order): Skype; telephone and email; Facebook; Odnoklassniki, which are used to communicate with families, relatives and friends of ethnic origin. Also the web pages of various traditional events or national holidays are mentioned as well, the least populare are YouTube; Online chat and Newsletter online.
Despite the fact that there are some sites specifically designed for migrants (www.brd.gov.md www.diaspora.md www.mfa.gov.md www.viza.md www.iom.md www. migratie.md ), a third of respondents have never used them.
The study allowed to conclude that sites devoted to migration issues, in the form in which they exist now, are not in demand by the target audience of users. According to the majority of respondents, in order to increase website traffic by migrants, it is necessary to improve the following aspects: (1) feedback; (2) availability; (3) navigation; and (4) design.

101. OLGA VOLKOVA, PhD Prof.
OKSANA BESSCHETNOVA, PhD Prof.
KADUTSKY PAVEL, PhD Assoc. Prof.
BEMBENA ANASTASIA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Social work department, Belgorod State National Research University, Russia; Social and humanitarian department, Saratov State University, Russia, Law department, Belgorod Law Institute, Russia; Law department, Belgorod Law Institute,
Russia
volkovaoa[at]rambler.ru
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Using distance educational methods for training people, experienced high psycho-emotional stress

Abstract: The article presents the results of the joint research project between the Laboratory of Social Projects of Belgorod State University and Belgorod Law Institute, conducted in 2019.
In order to collect primary sociological data the following methods are used: (1) the expert survey, where the experts are the staff and teachers from the above-mentioned institutions of higher education (n = 9) as well as (2) monitoring educational and social activities of students, attending the retraining program, who experienced high psycho-emotional stress in the past (n = 220).
The results of the research show that there are a number of difficulties in education of people, experienced high psycho-emotional stress: (1) vivid emotional reactions in response to a teacher or students’ verbal and non-verbal actions; (2) behavioral disorders due to the consequences of former stressful profession; 3) respondents’ individual and psychosocial characteristics.
To increase the efficiency of education, we propose a number of distance learning methods: (1) the method of cognitive visualization of cases taken from respondents’ professional activity, which perform illustrative as well as cognitive function in the learning process; (2) the research method, which allows the student to show more independence, creativity in his/her educational trajectory; (3) the information-receptive method is aimed at the assimilation of information through the use of various electronic didactic tools; (4) the reproductive method is based on the implementation of different exercises and tasks, contributing to the formation of the practical skills.

102. STOJANOVIĆ DANIJELA, PhD Student
BOGDANOVIĆ ZORICA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
DESPOTOVIĆ-ZRAKIĆ MARIJANA, PhD Prof.
NAUMOVIĆ TAMARA, PhD Student
RADENKOVIĆ MILOŠ, PhD Assistant Prof.
Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia; School of computing, Union university,
Serbia
zorica[at]elab.rs
Section: M&M
Title of paper: An approach to using Instagram in secondary education

Abstract: In this paper, the authors study the possibility of applying Instagram in education and increasing the level of knowledge of high school students. The use of the Instagram app aims to motivate students to gain and improve knowledge of economics, develop environmental awareness and increase awareness of the importance of caring for their health through the use of modern services. By posting "Challenges" on Instagram, she tested the possibility of improving the teaching process in secondary education by introducing mobile and pervasive technologies that would make the teaching process more effective and attractive to students. This paper presents the research that was done with the students of the third grade of secondary vocational school in the period March - May 2019.

103. CISMARIU LILIANA, PhD Assistant Prof.
DRAGOMIR GABRIEL MUGUREL, PhD Assoc. Prof.
CERNICOVA-BUCĂ MARIANA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Politehnica University Timisoara,
Romania
liliana.cismariu[at]upt.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Online environment, the places where employers meet the new generation

Abstract: Technology has given young people an unprecedented degree of connectivity among themselves and with the rest of the population. Most of the members of the new generation have access to a PC or laptop at home. However, the percentage is highly influenced in this segment by the families’ wealth, but also by the parents’ education status. That makes generational shifts more important and speeds up technological trends as well. For companies, this shift will bring both challenges and equally attractive opportunities.The employers are those who come to meet the younger generation, which assumes their presence in the online environment.
How young generation (Gen Z) choose an employer, which sites they use, what field they find attractive for a professionally successful career, are just a few questions this study tries to answer. The study has been carried out in spring 2019 through an online questionnaire applied to 538 students at the Politehnica University of Bucharest, with the average age of 21.2 years.The carelessness of the young people for the educational domain is highlighted by the results, which show that 66.2% of them do not want to work in this field. When they choose an employer, they also check what field the employer works in and their status. Online sites are still the most attractive way for finding a workplace for Gen Z, but also for informing themselves about the future employers’ reputation.

104. CISMARIU LILIANA (1), PhD Assistant Prof.
HOSU IOAN (2), PhD Prof.
(1) Politehnica University Timisoara,
(2) “Babeș-Bolyai” University of Cluj Napoca,
Romania
liliana.cismariu[at]upt.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Generation Z and Social Media

Abstract: Gen Z represents the first generation with direct access to smartphones, having radically influenced the dynamics and typology of communication. Social media is a constant presence in their lives, being an easier way of finding information and a faster way of communicating. Almost everything happens instantly for Generation Z, making its members masters of using the information. According to a study carried on by Business Insider, around 80% of the young people already had a smartphone by the age of 13. This study purpose of identifying the most common platforms/social media apps used by the Gen Z for communication, information, but also content creation. The study has been carried out in May 2019 through an online questionnaire applied to 545 students with the average age of 21.2 years from Politehnica University of Bucharest. The results confirmed once again the fact that Gen Z is mainly an online generation, with its own preferences and choices, which can cause problems to certain owners of social media apps. If, for example, Facebook was on top of everyone’s preferences until recently, Youtube seems to start dominating the market with a very high percentage of usage: Another important aspect for Gen Z seems to be the presence of influencers, which start to stand out in their lives.

105. URSACHE MARIANA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
CIOBANU LUMINITA, PhD Assoc. Prof.
IONESI SAVIN DORIN, PhD Lecturer
"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi,
Romania
ursache[at]tex.tuiasi.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Virtual internship in higher education for transferring research and innovation through project based training

Abstract: Virtual Internship is a new concept of traineeship done entirely online that can provide students with an innovative internship experience. This is not a common method of training in higher education espectially in the technical field but is growing in popularity due to the TI developments. The paper presents how this new training methodology can be used effectively for transferring research and innovation in the textiles & clothng sector by developing projects by students under guidance of company tutors in an entirely virtual environment. The virtual internship enables the linking and cooperation between companies and students with an aim to provide the latter a deeper knowledge on real textile/clothing enterprise challenges with a focus on research and development without the barriers of physical attendance. Companies participate in the form of tutoring a team of students and proposing a research project to be implemented. The new methodology and tools are developed within the project “Textile Strategy for Innovative Higher Education” (TEXSTRA), funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.

106. PISICĂ OLIVIA, Assistant Prof.
Polytechnic University of Bucharest - Training and Social Sciences Department,
Romania
meope.tudorica.olivia[at]gmail.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Academic learning. Stress factors in students

Abstract: Academic learning as the first factor in academic success brings with it a multitude of factors,
experiences, events, actions and activities, designed to develop in the student various integration capabilities and self-management. Of course, we are talking about all the actors involved in the learning process and networking. Significant importance is given to the curriculum and the academic learning plans
transmitted by the teacher, to the student.
Situations that generate negative emotions and stress are perceived and experienced at a different intensity by each person. However, there are many factors that amplify or simplify the stress-grabbing process of the student. Stress - "the situation in which a body like response to external stimuli, the sum of all the non-specific effects produced by the factors acting on the body” (Selye, 1956, p. 42). Events that mark us most often negative can be daily activities, technology evolution, overloaded schedule reflected by many hours in faculty. The consequences of stress management can be: academic exhaustion, reduction cognitive and social skills, disorganization, difficulty concentrating.

107. SERBANESCU LIVIU (1), Lecturer
MATEESCU MIHAELA-ADINA (2), Researcher
(1) Hyperion University of Bucharest
(2) Romanian Academy,
Romania
livius969[at]gmail.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Design of web database applications with interfaces containing grids with multiple data querying possibilities

Abstract: In the case of client interfaces for database applications, the grids are the central element for data control, they are complex for desktop applications but they are becoming more complex for WEB applications. Usually the grids display information from the databases and the information taken initially, are further refined by further filtering, or the query of the databases is resumed. Lately, repeated queries of web-based interfaces are increasingly being done using Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) techniques, which tend to increasingly replace the SQL code in WEB applications.ORM techniques have the advantage of standardizing access to databases regardless of DBMS but limit the complexity of the queries. In order to refine the data obtained in the grid, both processing can be used on the client side on the data already obtained or processing can be done on the server side, at the DBMS level. A simple filtering on the data already obtained can be achieved either at the client level by searching the uploaded data or on the server side by re-querying the database server. In the case of large volumes of data, these operations become critical. One solution could be to distribute tasks between client and server depending on the nature of the queries and the expected volume of data. In the present paper, a solution for optimal distribution of these tasks is proposed.

108. SERBANESCU LIVIU, Lecturer
MIHAILESCU MADALINA, Lecturer
Hyperion University of Bucharest
Romania
livius969[at]gmail.com
Section: SOFT
Title of paper: Techniques for developing scalable applications with PostgreSQ

Abstract: A software application once developed, it must adapt to the development of the activity that was created. The scalability of web applications with databases is influenced by the separation of the client interface from the logic side. In order to easily track the structure of the database, it is necessary to separate the functionalities at the DBMS level. For easy debugging and further development it is necessary that the structuring of SQL code and DBMS objects can be easily tracked, and the system provides quick access to partial DBMS results. Thus, implementation through views (simple or materialized) are easier to control than implementation through server-level functions, but this can lead to hierarchically nested views which complicates their modification. Also, they cannot retrieve parameters such as functions and do not return parameters.
Views may require functions developed on the server side, and these may also access views.The present paper proposes a solution to solve these problems, so that the application constituted on the server side can be easily read, debugged and extended.

109. JURCAU RAMONA-NICULINA (1), PhD MD
JURCAU IOANA-MARIETA (2), PhD MD
(1) Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, ”Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj - Napoca, Romania,
(2) Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children, Cluj - Napoca,
Romania
ramona_mj[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Applying e-informative materials versus classic-informative materials, for 2nd year Medical Dental students

Abstract: Background. The use of the electronic communication system is increasingly preferred, compared to the classical one, by medical students, including medical dental students (MDS).
Objective. The objective of the study was to evaluate how e-informative materials (EIM) versus classic-informative materials (CIM) system are perceived by 2st year MDS.
Materials and methods. 94 MDS voluntarily responded to a questionnaire with the topics such as:
compared to CP - how much they would prefer EIM; how helpful in their preparation EIM would be; how achievable EIM would be; how much EIM would improve teacher-student communication.
Results. Most MDS would prefer both EIM and CIM. MDS preferred CIM especially for learning and understanding information, because it confer them visual comfort and the ability to make annotations. EIM are especially preferred for quick readings and recapitulation of learned notions. MDS they consider that EIM would be more useful in their preparation, much easier to achieve, could improve teacher-student communication, EIM are also more practical, being accessible in several forms and easier to carry.
Conclusions. 1) MDS prefers both forms of information for training materials, EIM and CIM. 2) CIM is considered more comfortable visually. 3) MDS considers that EIM are more practical physically, offering the possibility of accessing information much diversified. 4) With all the electronic development, CIM remains an information form desired by the MDS, while EIM represents the quick and practical access option.

110. JURCAU RAMONA-NICULINA (1), PhD MD
JURCAU IOANA-MARIETA (2), PhD MD
(1) Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, ”Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj - Napoca, Romania,
(2) Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children, 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: Background. Adaptogens are an important topic in research and increasingly present and in medical practice, and yet still insufficiently known as a professional information.
Objective. The objective of the study was to evaluate the opinions of Romanian medical doctors regarding classic versus online training on adaptogens.
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.

111. JURCAU RAMONA-NICULINA (1), PhD MD
JURCAU IOANA-MARIETA (2), PhD MD
(1) Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, ”Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj - Napoca, Romania,
(2) Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children, Cluj - Napoca,
Romania
ramona_mj[at]yahoo.com
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Relationship between smartphones use and stress, from the perspective of PubMed publications

Abstract: Introduction. The smartphones use (SM) at present, is a reality in almost all areas of the world and is increasingly associated, both positively and negatively, with the field of stress.
Objective. The objective of the study was to evaluate the relationship between the SM use and stress (S), from the perspective of PubMed publications. Depression (D), anxiety (A) and cortisol (C) are important milestones in stress.
Methods. A) Comparative analysis for the keywords combinations such as: SM-S, SM-S-D, SM-S-A, SM-S-C, SM-S Reduction (SM-SR). B) Analysis for Sex and Ages filters. C) Analysis of the studies results for some of the chosen keyword combinations.
Results. Most publications were for SM-S; the fewest for SM-S-C and SM-S-A. Most studies included women and 19-44 years interval. The results of the studies related to the mentioned keywords are analyzed also from the perspective of the usefulness of the SM using, in the contexts of stress, depression and anxiety..
Conclusions. 1) PubMed number of publications for the chosen keyword combinations is important. 2) Most of the publications were for female, age 19-44. 3) Most of SM-S relationship publications were for SM-S-D. 4) The results of the studies so far are encouraging regarding the importance of SM and S relationship.

112. MARIANA MIRELA STANESCU (1), Assistant Prof.
ILEANA DOGARU (2), Teacher
(1) Faculty of Applied Sciences, Physics Department, Polytechnic University of Bucharest,
(2) Ştefan Odobleja Highschool, Craiova
Romania
mirela_mariana[at]yahoo.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Learning STEM subjects with MULTISIM

Abstract: Teaching and understanding the mechanisms of biological processes, the concepts related to the generation of bio-signals, their properties and applications play an important role in development of high order thinking skills, in science education . We propose an interdisciplinary approach of the main types of cells and their role. The MULTISIM package allows the user to easily design and simulate the circuits, the connection between the Multisim components is achieved without user intervention.
Students can verify the applicability of laws of electrical networks for biological systems.
Keywords: STEM, MULTISIM package, laws of electrical circuits, research and understanding.

113. MARIANA MIRELA STANESCU, Assistant Prof.
Faculty of Applied Sciences, Physics Department, Polytechnic University of Bucharest,
Romania
mirela_mariana[at]yahoo.com
Section: IntelEdu
Title of paper: Learning physics through interactive simulations

Abstract: Recent educational studies has shown that interactive simulations in teaching science can improve motivation, understanding and active learning.
Phet is a learning environment that integrates virtual labs for various disciplines, widely used in education.
This article aims to offer an specific approach in the case of complex phenomena related to light.
Keywords: Light, interactive simulations, critical thinking skills, creativity

114. ICHIM MARIANA, Lecturer
SAVA COSTICĂ, PhD Assoc. Prof.
Faculty of Industrial Design and Business Management, "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi,
Romania
michim[at]tex.tuiasi.ro
Section: M&M
Title of paper: Computer-based learning of cotton drawing

Abstract: This paper presents a web-based learning module designed for computer-based learning of cotton drawing, a topic that is taught to the 3rd year students of the Faculty of Industrial Design and Business Management from Iasi, the “Technology and Design of Textile Products” specialization. The multimedia learning module merges in an integrated way different media elements such as text, schematic drawings, photographs, animations, videos, and assessment tests. The schematic drawing of Ingolstadt draw frame existing in the spinning laboratory of the faculty has been created using AutoCAD software. A Nikon D 5100 digital camera has been used to take pictures and to record videos. The animation of the cotton drawing process has been created using a free online animated GIF Maker. In order to create the evaluation tests Hot Potatoes software has been used.

115. BUHU ADRIAN, PhD Lecturer
BUHU LILIANA, PhD Lecturer
Faculty of Industrial Design and Business Management, "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi,
Romania
adibuhu[at]tex.tuiasi.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: Development of microlearning courses for training personnel in the textile industry

Abstract: The rapid evolution of science and technology, process automation leads to a decrease in the intensity of human work. In this situation, the importance of human intervention has not diminished because automation requires changing the profile of the worker, respectively, it requires trained professionals who are up to date with the latest technologies, policies and processes and who need adequate training. This paper presents the possibilities of using microlearning to train the training personnel in the textile industry. A Moodle cloud platform was used in which a course was developed that respects the principles of microlearning. The effect of using this interactive platform and the browsing by the students of the content consisted in the elaboration of them of content corresponding to the requirements for the staff training.

116. TURCU CORNELIU, PhD Prof. Eng.
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava,
Romania
cturcu[at]eed.usv.ro
Section: TECH
Title of paper: The Potential of the Robotic Process Automation in the Field of Education

Abstract: Robotic process automation (RPA) refers to the use of technology that aims to automate a wide variety of otherwise manual processes. Although the Robotic Process Automation field is relatively new, however, the market is growing fast. Thus, even if the total RPA market revenue was slightly less than $850 million in 2018, according to (Miers et al., 2019), RPA register a rapid growth, estimated at more than 63% in 2018. Recent worldwide studies have reported that the RPA application in different industries Lacity & Willcocks, 2017) (i.e., manufacturing, construction, telecommunication, utilities, healthcare, etc.) brings multiple benefits, such as, better service, control and quality, improved speed and employee satisfaction, reduced costs and rate of errors (. However, there is little prior research on RPA adoption in education field, and on the conducted research we found few studies and papers that reveal benefits of the RPA deployment in this domain. Taking into account the above mentioned facts, this paper aims to give insight into the RPA application in the field of education. As a case study, we proposed an application for a student information management system, with great advantages for teachers in terms of reducing time and error when recording the students’ grades. By comparing the results obtained in conducted experiments, we can conclude that the presented system allows the speeding up the process and the elimination of the keying errors. In order to strengthen its capabilities, there is a need to continue to improve the system in time.

References
Lacity, M. C., & Willcocks, L. P. (2017). A new approach to automating services. MIT Sloan Management Review.
Miers, D., Kerremans, M., Ray, S. and Tornbohm, C. (2019). Magic Quadrant for Robotic Process Automation Software, Gartner, Available at: https://www.gartner.com


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