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FECS'09: July 16, 2009 Schedule

Last modified 2009-06-20 14:14

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6:45am - 5:00pm:  REGISTRATION (Second Floor, Conference Lobby: 1-5)


SESSION 6-FECS:   TEACHING METHODS + INTERESTING ALGORITHMS
                  Chairs: Dr. Art Gittleman* and Dr. Dale E. Parson**
                  *California State University Long Beach, USA
                  **Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA, USA
                  July 16, 2009 (Thursday); 08:00am - 10:20am
                  (LOCATION: Gold Room)

08:00 - 08:20am:  Is Paper-based Work Sheet Out of Date for CSII Teaching?
                  Ziping Liu
                  Southeast Missouri State University, USA

08:20 - 08:40am:  Teaching a Course on Eclipse and Object-Oriented Programming-Java
                  Qiaoduo Hu
                  Shanghai Business School, China

08:40 - 09:00am:  Using Andriod in an Introductory Java Course
                  Hans Dulimarta
                  Grand Valley State University, USA

09:00 - 09:20am:  Extreme Learning a Self-Directed, Hands-On Educational Method
                  For Graduate Courses
                  Stephen Clyde, Ritesh Mehta
                  Utah State University, USA

09:20 - 09:40am:  Knowledge-Based Algorithms to Optimise e-Learning Outcome
                  Zhuhan Jiang, Xiling Guo, Narendra Gangavarapu and Khaled Khan
                  University of Western Sydney, Australia

09:40 - 10:00am:  Multicore Computing Using Erlang
                  Art Gittleman
                  California State University Long Beach, California, USA

10:00 - 10:20am:  Fuzzy Sets For Imprecise Data
                  Rajan Alex
                  West Texas A&M University, USA

10:20 - 10:40am:  BREAK


SESSION 7-FECS:   RECRUITMENT METHODS & ASSESSMENT
                  Chairs: Dr. Ziping Liu* and Dr. Dale E. Parson**
                  *Southeast Missouri State University, USA
                  **Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA, USA
                  July 16, 2009 (Thursday); 10:40am - 12:20pm
                  (LOCATION: Gold Room)

10:40 - 11:00am:  A Student Recruitment Strategy for Colleges and Universities
                  Leonidas Deligiannidis, Karina Assiter, John Russo, Michael Werner
                  Wentworth Institute of Technology

11:00 - 11:20am:  From C to Python: Impact on Retention and Student Performance
                  Hong Wang
                  The University of Toledo, USA

11:20 - 11:40am:  Assessing the Predictive Validity of an Aptitude Test as a
                  Recruitment Method for Undergraduate Computing
                  Sherrene Bogle, Cynthia Onyefulu, Janet Bogle
                  University of Technology, Jamaica

11:40 - 12:00pm:  Simulated Worlds: Educating Students in Doing Science with Computers
                  K. A. Hawick
                  Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand

12:00 - 12:20pm:  Multifaceted Strategies to Promote Minority Participation in Computer
                  Science and Engineering Programs
                  Hang Chen and Magdy Attia
                  Johnson C. Smith University, USA

12:20 - 01:00pm:  LUNCH (On Your Own)


SESSION 8-FECS:   LEARNING TECHNIQUES + TOOLS & NOVEL METHODS
                  Chairs: Prof. Nasser Tadayon* and Prof. Houssain Kettani**
                  *Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, USA
                  **Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
                  July 16, 2009 (Thursday); 01:00pm - 05:00pm
                  (LOCATION: Gold Room)

01:00 - 01:20pm:  A New Approach to Overcoming the Cold-Start Problem Experienced
                  by Domain-Novice Researchers
                  Rick Blazek
                  Robert Morris University, Illinois, USA

01:20 - 01:40pm:  Critical Reflections on the Effectiveness of Adapting Knowles Andragogy
                  in the Information Age
                  Sherrene Bogle, Janet Bogle, Tamoya Irving
                  University of Technology, Jamaica & Knox Community College, Jamaica

01:40 - 02:00pm:  Interactive Visual Programming - Work in Progress
                  Nasser Tadayon, Ramin Tadayon, Arash Tadayon
                  Southern Utah University, USA * Arizona State University, USA

02:00 - 02:20pm:  Method to Initiate High Performance Computing Education without
                  Resources Acquisition
                  Yili Tseng
                  North Carolina A & T State University, USA

02:20 - 02:40pm:  Project EXCE2L - Excellence in Computer Education with
                  Entrepreneurship and Leadership Skills
                  Wendy Tang, Simona Doboli, Leo Gafney and Susan Lowes
                  Stony Brook University & Hofstra University &
                  Columbia University, USA

02:40 - 03:00pm:  Applied Data Mining in a Scholarship Program
                  Cheneil Sanders and Guillermo Francia
                  Jacksonville State University, USA

03:00 - 03:20pm:  BREAK

03:20 - 03:40pm:  A Collaborative Bioinformatics Minor Design
                  Kevin Daimi, Greg Grabowski, Katy Snyder
                  University of Detroit Mercy, USA

03:40 - 04:00pm:  Changing Educational Paradigms in Afghanistan
                  Matthew Dunlop
                  United States Military Academy, USA

04:00 - 04:20pm:  Using Interface Inheritance to Structure the Data Structures Course
                  Dale E. Parson and  Daniel Spiegel
                  Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, USA

04:20 - 04:40pm:  Integrating Mobile Computing with Android in CS II and CS III
                  David J. Powell and Joel Hollingsworth
                  Elon University, Elon, North Carolina, USA

04:40 - 05:00pm:  Design and Construction of a Robotic Firefighter Using a
                  Multi-Engineering Approach
                  Patrick Bobbie and Michael Yankus
                  Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia, USA


SESSION 9-FECS:   GENERAL: FRONTIERS IN EDUCATION
                  (There may be a number of no-shows in this category.)
                  Chairs: Prof. Houssain Kettani* and Prof. Nasser Tadayon**
                  *Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
                  **Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, USA
                  July 16, 2009 (Thursday); 05:00pm - 07:20pm
                  (LOCATION: Gold Room)

05:00 - 05:20pm:  Application of Smart Phones with RFID in Museums: A Case Study
                  of Global Engineering Entrepreneurship
                  Adrienne Bond, Wiebke Schone, Bettina Beez, Thilo Marx,
                  William Bering, Britta Bergemann, Ridha Kamoua, Wendy Tang
                  Hochschule Furtwangen University, Billingen-Schwenningen, Germany &
                  Stony Brook University, New York, USA

05:20 - 05:40pm:  Using Web 2.0 as a Motivating Theme for an IT Fluency Course
                  Sonal Dekhane
                  Georgia Gwinnett College, USA

05:40 - 06:00pm:  Design and Assessment of a Multidisciplinary Course in Service
                  Oriented Architecture
                  Thomas Way and Vijay Gehlot
                  Villanova University, USA

06:00 - 06:20pm:  Beyond Computer Literacy: Designing and Assessing IT Fluency at
                  a Liberal Arts College
                  Sonal Dekhane, Nannette Napier, Kristine Nagel, Jam Jenkins
                  Georgia Gwinnett College, USA

06:20 - 06:40pm:  A Real-World Web Project for Beginners Using Django
                  Susan Loveland
                  Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado, USA

06:40 - 07:00pm:  Innovation and Academic Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
                  Reza Hoveida, et al.
                  University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

07:00 - 07:20pm:  Accreditation and Academic Quality Improvement
                  Reza Hoveida, et al.
                  University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


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