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Continued Efforts in TI ARM M4 Microcontroller Curricula Developments and Assessments between Three Different Institutions and Programs

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

June 19, 2019

Conference Session

A Technology Potpourri III

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Engineering Technology

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Diversity

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14

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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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Lijian Xu State University of New York, Farmingdale

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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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Feng Jao Ohio Northern University

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Feng Jao, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Technology at Ohio Northern University. She has been teaching courses in the area of Computer Applications and Information Technology. Her areas of interests include 3D CAD sketch, 3D printing, 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).

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Yonghui Wang Prairie View A&M University

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Dr. Yonghui Wang received his B.S. in Optoelectronics from Xidian University in 1993, his M.S. in electrical engineering from Beijing Polytechnic University in 1999; and his Ph.D. in computer engineering from Mississippi State University in 2003. From 1993 to 1996, he was a Research Engineer with the 41st Electrical Research Institute in Bengbu, China. From July 1999 to December 1999, he worked as an IT Specialist in IBM China, Beijing, China. From 2000 to 2003, he was a research assistant with the Visualization, Analysis, and Imaging Laboratory (VAIL), the GeoResources Institute (GRI), Mississippi State University. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Engineering Technology, Prairie View A&M University. His research interests include digital signal processing, image and video coding, and wavelets.

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Suxia Cui Prairie View A&M University

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Suxia Cui is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). She joined PVAMU right after she obtained her Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2003. Her research interests include image and video processing, data compression, wavelets, computer vision, remote sensing, and computing education. Her projects are currently funded by NSF, United States Department of Agriculture, and Department of Education.

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Abstract

Abstract This project is a continuation in efforts to upgrade the curricula in microcontroller related courses that are facing difficulties in the disappearing and lack technical supports in hardware and software of 68XXX and 80XXX microcontrollers. Through the study of a NSF supported project “Transform the Innovated Design and Development of an Embedded Design Training System and Associated Support Curricula into a Commercial Available Product” that interviewed 130 faculty/teachers/students across the U.S. has revealed on finding newly available microcontrollers is an urgent issue in the academic communities. Based on the supports on hardware and software and function libraries, the TI ARM M4 core is the choice for the join efforts in the new curriculum development and assessment between Old Dominion University, Farmingdale State College, Prairie View A&M University, and Ohio Northern University within the programs of CET, ECE, EET, and Tech Studies. The efforts were also a direct response to the industries suggestions and the needs of 32 bits ARM microcontroller’s skills from engineer and technology programs graduates to fill the job markets. This article presents a study and comparison that introduce a concept of collaborated efforts among different institutions and programs can work together to develop the comprehensive ARM curricula that fit the industry’s needs. These curricula development efforts are not only aim at on-campus face-to-face teaching and learning but also distance hands-on learning through delivering course modules using both synchronous and asynchronous. The assessment of this jointed efforts are part of the studies. Engineering and technology programs focus on both “hands-on and mind-on” design work and this article demonstrates the collaborated efforts in advanced curriculum development in 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 collaboration, 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 job skills.

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. • Assessment of the teaching and learning. • Recommendations of potential adoption of the development. • Continuous improvement of teaching and learning in academic community.

Topic Areas: 1. Distance Learning in ET 2. Curriculum Developments in CET, ECE, and EET 3. Embedded System Designs in CET, ECE, and EET 4. Application Projects Collaboration in ET 5. Research Community of Teaching and Learning

Hsiung, S. C., & Xu, L., & Jao, F., & Wang, Y., & Cui, S. (2019, June), Continued Efforts in TI ARM M4 Microcontroller Curricula Developments and Assessments between Three Different Institutions and Programs Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/32547

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