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International Video Thesis Defenses Via The Internet: Problems And Solutions

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1996 Annual Conference

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Washington, District of Columbia

Publication Date

June 23, 1996

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June 23, 1996

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June 26, 1996

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2153-5965

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6

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1.281.1 - 1.281.6

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https://peer.asee.org/6143

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Ph.D., P.E., Edward G. Tezak

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Ph.D., Aleksey Skuratov

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Ph. D., Scott Spetka

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Session 2220

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO THESIS DEFENSES VIA THE INTERNET: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Edward G. Tezak, Ph.D., P.E., Scott Spetka, Ph. D., Aleksey Skuratov, Ph.D. SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome/The Center for New Information Technologies

ABSTRACT

The State University of New York Institute of Technology, SUNYIT, at Utica/Rome and Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics, MIEM, made history on September 19, 1996, when SUNYIT and MIEM computer science faculty conducted a thesis defense for a Russian student located in Moscow using the Internet. This event punctuates the culmination of over two years of effort characterized by a series of firsts. The uniqueness in conducting thk thesis defense lies in the manner in which it was done and as well as the way the entire Master of Science program was administered. It was done in a totally distance learning environment. The students were residing in Moscow and SUNY faculty were in Utica, NY. Three defenses took place in Moscow in conventional fashion and the last four of the defenses took place using the Internet.

INTRODUCTION - MAKING HISTORY

SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome and Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics made history on September 19, 1996, when SUNYIT Professors Jorge Novillo and Sam Sengupta of the Computer Science Department of the School of Information Systems and Engineering Technology (ISET) and MIEM Professor Aleksey Skuratov conducted a thesis defense for Andrey Chernyshov, a Russian student located in Moscow. At first blush this does not appear to be a profound accomplishment. However, this event punctuates the culmination of over two years of effort characterized by a series of firsts which includes but is not limited to the following:

o First joint venture to offer a complete degree program between US and Russian institutions by distance learning totally in English. o First offering of MS in Computer Science. o First thesis defenses in Moscow. o First thesis defenses using the Internet.

The uniqueness in conducting this thesis defense lies in the manner in which it was done and as well as the way the entire Master of Science program was administered. It was done in a totally distance learning environment. The students were residing in Moscow and SUNY faculty were in Utica, NY. Three defenses took place in Moscow in conventional fashion and four of the defenses took place using the Internet.

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Tezak, P. P. E. G., & Skuratov, P. A., & Spetka, P. D. S. (1996, June), International Video Thesis Defenses Via The Internet: Problems And Solutions Paper presented at 1996 Annual Conference, Washington, District of Columbia. https://peer.asee.org/6143

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