Day: February 1, 2018

Integrating MOOCs in Embedded Systems Blended Courses

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) paradigm has been growing in less than a decade from a life-long learning approach to a state-of-the-art method of offering a large plethora of courses and even specializations. Not only higher education, but also private companies started to manifest a growing interest into all the

The Analysis of E-Commerce Sites with Eye-Tracking Technologies

The e-commerce sites have many dimensions from the final user’s point of view. Making websites more usable and improving the users’ experience represents an important step when desiring to keep them from moving away. This study is examining the effects of the interactivity dimensions on users’ content comprehension and their

Artificial Intelligence as a Decision-making Tool in Planning the Research

The quality of a finite product is influenced both on quantitative and qualitative factors and thus it is somewhat difficult to determine the major factors which affect it and their degree of influence. In this paper we present the usage of artificial intelligence (in particular artificial neural networks) in the

The Impact of Cooperative Learning on Female Medical Students’ Happiness and Social Support

Cooperative learning has appeared as a new approach to teaching. This approach is utilized for small heterogeneous groups of students who cooperate to achieve a common goal. This study aimed at investigating the impact of cooperative learning on female medical students’ happiness and social support. To this end, 72 female

Social Media as Medical Validator

Big data mining can lead to previously undiscovered links between genes, diseases, symptoms, drugs, etc. However, this mathematical correlation needs medical confirmation and that implies additional efforts of time, human and financial resources that are not always possible. Internet reviews, posts, hashtags can establish an informal corroboration tool, easily available.

Teaching Area Studies through Two Different On-line Platforms

E-learning includes forms of teaching supported by the Internet, computers, mobile devices, video tapes, and satellite TV. The term can apply both to out-of-classroom and in-classroom teaching. In recent years e-learning has become increasingly popular at universities around the world, because technology is a part of virtually every aspect of

Validation of Enhanced Emotion Enabled Cognitive Agent Using Virtual Overlay Multi-Agent System Approach

Making roads safer by avoiding road collisions is one of the main reasons for inventing Autonomous vehicles (AVs). In this context, designing agent-based collision avoidance components of AVs which truly represent human cognition and emotions look is a more feasible approach as agents can replace human drivers. However, to the

A Robust Approach of Facial Orientation Recognition from Facial Features

Face orientation recognition is an important topic in computer vision and pattern recognition. Due to the non-rigid properties of faces, it is computationally expensive and difficult to achieve good recognition accuracy and robustness in face orientation recognition. In this paper, we propose an image mapping technique for face analysis in

A Review on Seizure Detection Systems with Emphasis on Multi-domain Feature Extraction and Classification using Machine Learning

At present, manual observation of the electroencephalogram (EEG) signals is the prime method for diagnosis of epileptic seizure disorders. The method is a time consuming and error prone as it involves errors due to fatigue in continuous monitoring of nonlinear and nonstationary EEG signals. Out of approximate 1% of the