Vol 30-2





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Special Issue


Section 1

Selected Papers from the ICOI 2013, Thailand


Guest Editors

Charles Sheih—Chang Jung Christian University, Taiwan

Alex Maritz—Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


Ahmad Ibrahim

Charles Sheih and Alex Maritz


Guest Editorial

Sung-Lin Hsueh and Chia-Hui Huang

Using Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Assessment Model for Evaluating Student’s Core Competencies—A View of Cultural and Creative Design Education

Kuang Sheng Liu, Yen Ting Liao and

Chun Ta Tzeng

TBEE Model for Green Design Courses to Evaluate the Indoor Environment Health of Existing Buildings in Taiwan

Alex Maritz, Gerrit Anton de Waal and Shieh, Chich-Jen

Educating Engineers: A Postgraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Perspective

Jyh-Rong Chou

Applying TRIZ and Life Cycle Engineering to Eco-innovation Product Design: A Practice Case

Sheng-Wen Hsieh, Tzong-Song Wang and Ming-Chia Hsieh

A Gesture-Based Learning System with a Concept Map-Oriented Approach in a Basic Engineering Circuit Course

Min-Wei Hsu, Tsai-Yun Lo, K. C. Liang, Wi-Kuan Lin and Wen-Hao Yang

Exploring the Impact of Surrounding Factors on Design Imagination

Chich-Jen Shieh, Su Zhifang and

Shang-Pao Yeh

Key Success Factors in Cultivating Students’ Learning Motivation


Section II

Contributions in: Gender and Minorities Issues, STEM, Reading Abilities,

Communications, Global Preparedness, Teaching Methodologies, PBL,

Engineering Design, Assessment, Lego Mindstorms, Supply Chain, Simulators,

Remote Labs, Quality Control, Control Systems, RFID, Sensors, Water Quality



Candice E. Stefanou, Susan M. Lord, Michael J. Prince and John C. Chen

Effect of Classroom Gender Composition on Students’ Development of Self-Regulated Learning Competencies

Justin Bond, Yichuan Wang, Chetan S. Sankar, P. K. Raju and Qiang Le

Female and Minority Students Benefit from Use of Multimedia Case Studies

Gillian M. Nicholls, Harvey Wolfe, Mary Besterfield-Sacre and Larry J. Shuman

Defining the Majors that Comprise ‘‘STEM’’: An Analytical Method for Looking Beyond the Classical Acronym

A. Sucena, J. Falca˜o Carneiro and F. Gomes de Almeida

    Assessing Reading Abilities of Mechanical Engineering College Students: A Prospecting Study


Medina-Sanchez, E. Torres-Jimenez, P. Romero-Carrillo and R. Dorado-Vicente

Teaching Technical Communication in English to European Engineering Students

Gisele Ragusa

Engineering Global Preparedness: Parallel Pedagogies, Experientially Focused Instructional Practices

Ka`tia Gaspar, Mar´ıa Amparo Nu´n˜ez, Juan Jose´ Rodr´ıguez and Francesc Jordana


Adaptation of the EHEA Standards in Degree Programs

David D´ıaz, Teresa J. Leo, Eleuterio Mora and Jose´ Andre´s Somolinos

Mixed Assessment Methodology in Engineering Higher Education based on Quality Control Concepts

Kyungmoon Jeon, Olga S. Jarrett and Han do Ghim

Project-Based Learning in Engineering Education: Is it motivational?

Young-Tae Lee and Sung-Hee Jin

Rolling Discussion Technique for Facilitating Collaborative Engineering Design Activities

Seungkeun Kim, Hyondong Oh, Jiyoung Choi and Antonios Tsourdos


Using Hands-on Project with Lego Mindstorms in a Graduate Course

Ray Y. Zhong and George Q. Huang

RFID-enabled Learning Supply Chain: A Smart Pedagogical Environment for TELD

Miodrag Zivkovic, Bosko Nikolic and

Ranko Popovic

eWISENS: Educational Wireless Sensor Network Simulator

Rau´l Anto´n Gabriel Ayala, Francisco Mouzo and Toma´s Go´mez-Acebo

Power Plant Optimisation Simulator Using Catalogues: A Case Study with Student Assessment

Parhum Delgoshaei and Vinod K. Lohani

Design and Application of a Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring Lab in Sustainability Education





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