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BRAIN Journal – Open Education Practices for Learners with Disabilities

Transition from traditional learning to open up education, the equality, openness and access has been reached for all learners without any time and distance limitations. While engaging online learning process, student support is the crucial element to provide active participation and match learners’ needs and expectations during the process. Within a framework of online pedagogy, learner development is challenging pattern and heart of the online practices which mainly three components have been underlined: (1) student support, (2) institutional support, and (3) teaching learning process including assessment as learning procedure in higher education. This study aims to provide an example of open resources education course for orthopedically disabled learners which online training course supports learners and their families for their professional development within a frame of counseling and guidance. The study is significant to underline the principles of online pedagogy within the process and enrich abilities of learners including family members in particular contents. Furthermore, the study shows how open education resources could be motivation for social learning within the life as part of the life-long learning philosophy.  In addition to that, it contributes to underline the success of effective pedagogy in online context for learners with disabilities. Transition from traditional learning to open up education, the equality, openness and access has been reached for all learners without any time and distance limitations. (more…)

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    The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) phenomenon has been growing in popularity and importance in the last decade, receiving valuable recognition from renowned universities from all over the world. MOOC can be simply defined as an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In the latest issue of the BRAIN Journal, Răzvan Bogdan’s paper approaches a modality of integrating MOOCs into embedded systems higher education. The academic field of Embedded Systems aims to enhance student’s understanding through various methods, however students find the concepts as being very monotonous and tend to avoid building practical solutions.…
    Tags: course, mooc, open, online, learning, study, resources, teaching, education, student
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    The challenge of mastering another language can affect the students’ motivation and learning approach in several ways during the learning process and depending on their language level. In the paper Changes in Motivation Among Chinese English-Major Students in Different Academic Years and the Relationship Between their Motivations and Strategies, author Guo Xinhua prepares a questionnaire survey to investigate the changes that occur in the motivation of Chinese English-major students, as well as the connection between their motivations and strategies. 262 students from the Xi’an International University were invited to complete the survey before class, and the participants submitted their answers online…
    Tags: learning, student, teaching, process
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    The paper written by Răzvan Bogdan from the Department of Computers and Information Technology, Politehnica University of Timisoara, includes a presentation of a modality of integrating Embedded Systems Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) into blended courses. More than that, it also provides an evaluation of this approach: the sentiment analysis technique. Starting with the explanation of MOOCs, the author insists on one type of courses which is still underrepresented in the field of blended courses - that of embedded systems. Consequently, we can understand that the aim of this paper is to understand, with the help of sentiment analysis, the…
    Tags: course, open, online, mooc
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    Nowadays, learning is not anymore a passive process. It has become more dynamic and it has begun to use another medium than the written word or the exercise book. In the article titled Evaluation of Readiness for Distance Education of Students in European Universities, professors Diana Vasilevska, Baiba Rivza and Răzvan Bogdan present the results of an evaluation process concerning one of the most spread and new educational movements – distant education. The evaluation included students from different states of Europe as Poland, Serbia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus and Romania. The aim of this demarche was to see if all the…
    Tags: education, process, learning

BRAIN: Sentiment Analysis on Embedded Systems Blended Courses

The paper written by Răzvan Bogdan from the Department of Computers and Information Technology, Politehnica University of Timisoara, includes a presentation of a modality of integrating Embedded Systems Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) into blended courses. More than that, it also provides an evaluation of this approach: the sentiment analysis technique.

Twitter sentiment analysis results
Twitter sentiment analysis results

Starting with the explanation of MOOCs, the author insists on one type of courses which is still underrepresented in the field of blended courses – that of embedded systems. Consequently, we can understand that the aim of this paper is to understand, with the help of sentiment analysis, the way in which students react to blending embedded systems MOOCs into embedded system courses. We also find out that the blending variant is applied to Embedded Systems course at “Politehnica” University of Timisoara in Romania, third year of study.

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    The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) phenomenon has been growing in popularity and importance in the last decade, receiving valuable recognition from renowned universities from all over the world. MOOC can be simply defined as an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In the latest issue of the BRAIN Journal, Răzvan Bogdan’s paper approaches a modality of integrating MOOCs into embedded systems higher education. The academic field of Embedded Systems aims to enhance student’s understanding through various methods, however students find the concepts as being very monotonous and tend to avoid building practical solutions.…
    Tags: embedded, students, systems, courses, moocs, course, mooc, methods, paper, author
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    Timișoara, Romania, November 17-20, 2016 Venue The sessions will be held in the amphitheatres of the Central Library of the University Politehnica of Timisoara, Bul. V. Parvan No. 2B, Timisoara - http://www.upt.ro/Informatii_library-of-upt_409_en.html. Programme The conference program is subject to change. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 Extended deadline: Nov. 6, 2016 Nov. 6: abstract submission and conference registration (including payment) The final papers should be sent after the day of the conference (by December 15, 2016) Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016: Arrival of participants Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 09:00-09.10: Welcome Talks 09:10-09.50: Keynote speaker Dr. Maria Perifanou (University of Macedonia, CONTA Lab, Greece,…
    Tags: university, timisoara, politehnica
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    SMART 2017 - Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching is an international conference, which will be held in Timișoara, Romania, between September 8 and September 9, 2017. This year, the conference will focus on three major themes: artificial intelligence neuroscience cognitive sciences All papers will be published in BRAIN journal, indexed by Thomson-Reuters, in Web of Science. This year, the SMART conference will be held together with the final conference of the NOVAMOOC project: Development and innovative implementation of MOOCs in Higher Education. NOVAMOOC is a project funded by CNCS – UEFISCDI, Human Resources Programme *(Project number: PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2040, Contract number: 285 / 01.10.2015, Period: October…
    Tags: university, timisoara
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    Transition from traditional learning to open up education, the equality, openness and access has been reached for all learners without any time and distance limitations. While engaging online learning process, student support is the crucial element to provide active participation and match learners’ needs and expectations during the process. Within a framework of online pedagogy, learner development is challenging pattern and heart of the online practices which mainly three components have been underlined: (1) student support, (2) institutional support, and (3) teaching learning process including assessment as learning procedure in higher education. This study aims to provide an example of…
    Tags: open, course, online, mooc

SMART 2016 – Pre-conference MOOC

This MOOC consists of selected conference presentations as short videos that demonstrate the main outcomes of the authors’ contributions.

The scope is to enhance the discussions and exchange between the participants in the conference and all those interested in the SMART 2016 topics. If you enroll and complete the MOOC, you can gain an open badge as a record of your achievement.

The MOOC is supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS – UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2040.

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    SMART 2015 - Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching Voroneţ, Gura Humorului, Romania, Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2015 If you have an Android mobile device, you can download this application, containing the real-time schedule of the application: CLICK HERE!!! or here: http://www.edusoft.ro/smart/Smart2015.apk Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching provides relevant theoretical frameworks, and the latest research on social media and its challenges in the educational and political context. Our conference is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of social media at different levels of education and in civic/social/political engagement, as well as researchers in the fields of e-learning, educational science,…
    Tags: smart, conference, open, science
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    SMART 2015 will take place between the 30th of October, 2015, and the 1st of November, 2015, in Voroneț village, close to Gura Humorului town, Suceava County, Romania. The conference will take place at Voronet Residence. We recommend you to accommodate here, for this pension renders a special offer: 2 nights of accommodation in a double room (on the 30th and on the 31st of October) with breakfast for two included, all at 240RON/55EUR (120RON per person). Moreover, a package of another 120RON per person consists of: - 30/10 dinner; - 31/10 lunch; - 31/10 gala dinner; - 01/11 lunch. If…
    Tags: conference, smart, main, science, consists
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    Social Media in Academia: Research and Teaching provides relevant theoretical frameworks, and the latest research on social media and its challenges in the educational and political context. Our conference is essential for professionals aiming to improve their understanding of social media at different levels of education and in civic/social/political engagement, as well as researchers in the fields of e-learning, educational science, political science, new media, information and communication sciences, and much more. Details about SMART 2015 Keynote speakers Topics of the conference Committees Deadlines and instructions for authors Fee and registration Location of SMART 2015 Participants and Schedule This year, our…
    Tags: smart, science, conference, authors, topics, main, participants
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    Here are some of the photos that were taken at SMART 2017 International Conference. You can find more on our facebook page. We want to thank all of the participants for the effort placed in their research papers and also extend an invitation to the next conference that will take place in Bacau, in June, 2018. Alerts and updates about the Call-for-Papers will also be posted on our official site.  
    Tags: conference, smart, participants