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Integration of Mobile Devices into Computer Science and Engineering Curriculum

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

Curricular Issues in Computer-Oriented Programs

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Computing & Information Technology

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22.926.1 - 22.926.14



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Afsaneh Minaie Utah Valley University

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Afsaneh Minaie is a professor of Computer Science at Utah Valley University. Her research interests include gender issues in the academic sciences and engineering fields, Embedded Systems Design, Mobile Computing, and Databases.

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Paymon Sanati-Mehrizy University of Pennsylvania

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Paymon Sanati-Mehrizy is an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania studying Biology. His research area of interest includes the field of Mobile Computing and effective use of databases, particularly relating to their incorporations into the Health Care industry. After graduation, Paymon intends on attending Medical School.

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Ali Sanati-Mehrizy Pennsylvania State University

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Ali Sanati-Mehrizy is a medical student at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center at Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include the application of mobile computing in the sciences. Upon completion of medical school, he hopes to pursue a career in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics with a further specialization in Hematology-Oncology.

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Reza Sanati-Mehrizy Utah Valley University

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Integration of Mobile Devices into CS/CE CurriculumAbstract:The area of Embedded Systems Design has been growing tremendously in recent years. A majoraspect of this growth has been the addition of networking technologies, operating systems, anddatabase management systems to embedded systems. Today, mobile devices might be one of themost pervasive pieces of electronic equipment in our society. A recent study has estimated thetotal number of subscribers of mobile phones in the world to be three billion. As the use ofmobile devices within the society is quickly expanding, mobile learning (m-learning) hasemerged as a potential educational environment to support learning. Mobile devices can beintegrated into classroom teaching to promote excitement in learning.Widespread use of mobile devices makes an opportunity for the computer science andengineering programs to integrate the use of mobile devices into their curriculum to enhance andpromote new ways of teaching and learning. Since young people are very excited about thesedevices, they can be used as motivators for attracting and retaining students in the computerscience and engineering fields. Educators now must come up with innovations on how tointegrate mobile devices into their curriculums.This paper will study different approaches that are used by different colleges and universitiesaround the world to integrate mobile devices into their computer science and engineeringcurriculums. This paper also addresses how the author’s university has integrated use of mobiledevices into their curriculum.

Minaie, A., & Sanati-Mehrizy, P., & Sanati-Mehrizy, A., & Sanati-Mehrizy, R. (2011, June), Integration of Mobile Devices into Computer Science and Engineering Curriculum Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18267

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