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Collaborated Efforts in TI ARM M4/32Bits Microcontroller Curricula Developments and Assessments

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Electrical/Electronic ET Issues

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Engineering Technology

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11

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https://peer.asee.org/30199

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Steve C. Hsiung Old Dominion University

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Steve Hsiung is a professor of electrical engineering technology at Old Dominion University. Prior to his current position, Dr. Hsiung had worked for Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Seagate Technology, Inc., and Lam Research Corp., all in Silicon Valley, CA. Dr. Hsiung also taught at Utah State University and California University of Pennsylvania. He earned his BS degree from National Kauhsiung Normal University in 1980, MS degrees from University of North Dakota in 1986 and Kansas State University in 1988, and PhD degree from Iowa State University in 1992. Steve can be reached at shsiung@odu.edu.

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Feng Jao Ohio Northern University

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Feng Jao, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at Ohio Northern University. She has been teaching courses in the area of Computer and Information Technology. Her areas of interests include Hybrid Learning Instructional Design, Digital Media, Interactive Media, Instructional Technology Integration and network design. In addition, Dr. Jao is a certified Microsoft Office Master Instructor, and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Her current research activities are web standards, responsive web design and network design. Dr. Jao can be contacted at f-jao@onu.edu

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Lijian Xu Farmingdale State College

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Dr. Xu has 12 years of engineering and engineering management experience from AT&T and Telus Communication. Dr. Xu taught electrical and computer engineering courses at Wayne State University from 2009 to 2014. He joined Farmingdale State College from 2014. His research interests are in the areas of cyber-physical systems, FGPA design, digital wireless communication, stochastic analysis. His research to date has involved the impact of wireless communication in the feedback systems. Additionally, his research in tracking has involved cyber-physical uncertainties in wireless networked sensing and control, network resource allocation, platoon control and smart grid.

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Marjaneh Issapour State University of New York, Farmingdale

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Marjaneh Issapour is the Director of Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center (RESC) at Farmingdale State College (FSC) a Campus of State University of New York . She is also a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at FSC. She has been employed by AT& T Information Systems, Siemens Data Switching and NEC, prior to her employment at the College.
She has earned a Masters Degree of electrical engineering (MSEE) from Columbia University. She holds the Professional Engineering License in New York State (PE). She is also a Cisco certified (CCNA). Her area of research is Renewable and Alternative energy sources and K-16 STEM education. She is currently working towards her doctorate degree at Stony Brook University.
Marj is an IEEE Senior member and currently chairs the Educational Activities Committee of the IEEE-Long Island. She is an X-com member. She has expertise in Statistical Modeling of various energy related quantities and factors. She is also knowledgeable in networking technologies and has devoted most of her research to applications related to alternative energy sources, specifically she has worked on the development of Hybrid PV systems for increased efficiency and a Statistical Model for Energy Intensity.
She is a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service by the SUNY Chancellor and Board of Trustees in 2007. The Chancellor's Award is a prestigious award within the SUNY system and is awarded only to those candidates who have a record of consistently superior performance and a long commitment to the SUNY system. . She has also been a recipient of Rene Chasmen Affirmative action Award in 1994. She is a motivational speaker for women in Science and Engineering.

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Abstract

Abstract The disappearing and lack technical supports in hardware and software of 68XXX and 80XXX microcontrollers have made the finding of the replacement an urgent issue in the academic communities. There are many new comers such as Microchip PIC, Arduino ATMEL, and Texas Instruments ARM M series to choose from, but obstacles and learning curve for the faculty to adopt the new environment with these new microcontrollers have issues to slow the process. There were efforts made with grant supports to disseminate the curricula development on PIC and Arduino microcontrollers. But, industries have suggested and expressed the needs and desire of 32 bits ARM microcontroller’s skills from engineer and technology programs graduates to fill the job markets. This article presents a preliminary study and comparison that introduce a concept of collaborated efforts among different institutions to develop the ARM curricula that aimed to fit the industry’s call for duties. These curricula development efforts are not only aim at on-campus face-to-face teaching and learning strategy but also distance hands-on learning through delivering course modules using both synchronous and asynchronous. An assessment of this jointed efforts are also part of the studies. Engineering technology focuses on both “hands-on and mind-on” design work and the article is to demonstrate the collaborated efforts in advanced curriculum development such as the ARM microcontroller which is the key ingredient for success. Through the development efforts and online Learning Management System (LMS) designs that make the distance delivery and cyber-enabled learning possible. These efforts not only benefit the interested faculty/teachers in better teaching and learning, but also support the students who can learn more advanced technical concepts that are needed for emerging high-tech jobs for today and in the future.

Highlights of the presentation will address the following:

• Research and development of the virtual classrooms and open source service server. • Design and development of the supported material. • Implementation strategies and planning for the distance hands-on approach. • Preliminary assessment of the teaching and learning. • Recommendations of potential adoption of the development. • Continuous improvement of teaching and learning in academic community.

Hsiung, S. C., & Jao, F., & Xu, L., & Issapour, M. (2018, June), Collaborated Efforts in TI ARM M4/32Bits Microcontroller Curricula Developments and Assessments Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30199

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