Vol 30-3






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Special Issue


Section I


Emerging Technologies to Enhance Engineering Education

Guest Editor

Patricia Ordo´n˜ez de Pablos—The University of Oviedo, Spain


Ahmad Ibrahim


Patricia Ordo´n˜ez de Pablos

Guest  Editorial

Hoda Baytiyeh

Internet Contribution to the Engineering Students’ Learning

Cornelio Ya´n˜ez-Ma´rquez, Mario

Aldape-Pe´rez, Itzama´ Lo´pez-Ya´n˜ez and Oscar Camacho-Nieto

Emerging Computational Tools: Impact on Engineering Education and Computer Science Learning

Gianluca Elia, Giustina Secundo,

Wael Fateh Assaf and Ayham Fayyoumi

Web 2.0 Blended Learning to Introduce e-Business Contents in Engineering Education: a Pilot Case Study in Jordan

Jacky Xi Zhang, Li Liu, Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos and Jinghuai She

The Auxiliary Role of Information Technology in Teaching: Enhancing Programming Course using Alice

Elizabeth C. Bristow, Jakob C. Bruhl and J. Ledlie Klosky

Effect of Supplemental Instructional Videos on Student Performance in Engineering Mechanics Class

Ana-B. Gonza´lez-Rogado, Ma-Jose´

Rodr´ıguez-Conde, Susana Olmos,

Miriam Borham and F. J. Garc´ıa-Pen˜alvo

Key Factors for Determining Student Satisfaction in Engineering: A Regression Study

Pla´cido Roge´rio Pinheiro, Isabelle Tamanini and Thais Cristina Sampaio Machado

Verbal Decision Analysis Applied on the Choice of Educational Tools Prototypes: A Study Case Aiming at Making Computer Engineering Education Broadly Accessible

Xi Zhang, Hui Ma, Yina Wu, Patricia

 Ordóñez de Pablos and Weiguang Wang

Applying Cloud Computing Technologies to Upgrade the Resource Configuration of Laboratory Course: The Case of Quality Engineering Education Platform

Abdulhameed Alelaiwi and

M. Shamin Hossain

Evaluating and Testing User Interfaces for Engineering Education Tools: Usability Testing

Andre´s Fa´ın˜a, Jesu´s Lo´pez-Rodr´ıguez and Laura Varela-Candamio

Using Game Theory in Computer Engineering Education through Case Study Methodology: Kodak vs. Polaroid in the Market for Instant Cameras

M. Shamin Hossain, Abdullah Alghamdi, Abdulhameed Alelaiwi, Ahmed M. Ghoneim and Md. Abdur Rahman

Web Service based Collaborative E-learning Environment for Engineering Education

Jorge Mart´ın Gutie´rrez and Mar´ıa Dolores Meneses Ferna´ndez

Applying Augmented Reality in Engineering Education to Improve Academic Performance & Student Motivation

Mar´ıa Teresa Garc´ıa-A´ lvarez, Eva Suarez and Raquel Quiroga Garcia

ICTs and Learning: A Challenge in the Engineering Education

Valentina Dagiene, Bronius Skupas and Eugenijus Kurilovas

Programming Assignments in Virtual Learning Environments: Developments and Opportunities for Engineering Education

Miguel Torres, Rolando Quintero,

Marco Moreno, Giovanni Guzma´n and Fe´lix Mata

The Role of Engineering Education for Semantic Retrieval of Geographic Objects based on Ontological Descriptions and Conceptual Schemas


Santi Caballe´, David Gan˜a´n, Ma`rius Go´mez, Jordi Conesa, A` ngels Rius and Francesc Santanach

Experiences at the Open University of Catalonia with the Virtualization of Live Collaborative Learning in Support for Engineering Education


Mar´ıa Graciela Badilla Quintana,

Jose´ Luis Carrasco Sa´ez and

Michel A` ngel Prats Ferna´ndez

Use of PLE-Portfolio to Assess the Competency-Based Learning through Web 2.0 in Technical Engineering Education

Mar´ıa Julia Caldero´n Sambarino, Mar´ıa Elena Acevedo Mosqueda and Federico Felipe Durán

Virtual Visit at Palacio de Bellas Artes of Mexico for Engineering Education

Hugo Galaz Lazcano and Mar´ıa Graciela Badilla Quintana

Design of Courses under a Virtual Learning Environment based on Curriculum Plans for Competencies


Section II

Contributions in: Content Analysis of Engineering Education Journals, Assessment Methods, Curriculum Design, Laboratory Work, Psychological Factors and Academic Performance, Nanotechnology, Electrical Engineering


Pao-Nan Chou and Wei-Fan Chen

Global Resources in Engineering Education: A Content Analysis of Worldwide Engineering Education Journals

Juan Carlos Gonza´lez de Sande and

Juan Ignacio Godino-Llorente

Peer Assessment and Self-assessment: Effective Learning Tools in Higher Education

Yi-Lin Liu, Tzy-Ling Chen, Hsiu-Ping Yueh and Horn-Jiunn Sheen

Exploring Competencies of Nanotechnology in Higher Education in Taiwan through Curriculum Mapping

Raffi Toukhtarian and Samer S. Saab

Impact of Model-Order Reduction of a DC Motor on Control Systems: An Undergraduate Laboratory Module

Aharon Gero

Enhancing Systems Thinking Skills of Sophomore Students: An Introductory Project in Electrical Engineering

Her-Tyan Yeh, Wei-Sheng Lin and

Chaoyun Liang

The Effects of Imagination between Psychological Factors and Academic Performance: The Differences between Science and Engineering Majors