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UMES-CHAT: A Campus Mobile Social Application for Improving Study Experience of Students, by Students, and for Students

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

New Trends in ECE Education II

Tagged Division

Electrical and Computer

Page Count

11

DOI

10.18260/p.27086

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https://peer.asee.org/27086

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447

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Jenny E.G. Porch

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Ryan Michael Coyne University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

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Computer Engineering student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. I started a business about 6 months ago and our focus is iOS Development and Web Development.

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Lei Zhang University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

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Dr. Lei Zhang received his Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering on 2011 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Since 2012 he is working in the Department of Engineering and Aviation Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore. His main research interests include image processing, autonomous system, optical SoC/NoC architecture, and on-chip optoelectronic device design.

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Ibibia K. Dabipi University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

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I. K. Dabipi has been in academia for approximately 26 years during which he worked for Bellcore, AT&T Bell Labs and Southern University. He was the Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at Southern University from 1997 to 2001. He was Professor and Chair of the Engineering and Aviation Science Department at University of Maryland Eastern Shore from 2001 - 2006. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Engineering and Aviation Sciences at University of Maryland Eastern Shore.His research interests are in the areas of Computer Security and Network Management, Parallel Computing and Algorithms Development, Performance Evaluation of Computer Networks, Optimization of Transportation Networks, and Economic Analysis of Transportation Facilities and Human factors in Aviation Security. He is a member of ASEE, HKN, ACM and a senior member of IEEE

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Abstract

Social networking apps have penetrated every aspect of students’ daily life. However, many students are experiencing communication difficulties in their learning process. In this paper, we present our work, 'UMES-Chat', a mobile social network application that serves mainly for education purposes. It is developed with Xcode© on the iOS platform and utilizes XMPP protocol to communicate with the phone. By the use of the app, college students can effectively communicate with each other and faculty, to discuss, share information, solve learning issues, and team-working on course-projects. In addition, the mobile application is being proposed, designed and developed by students as the senior design project. Students’ engagement and professional development are greatly improved through this process. Moreover, the project is also developed as a teaching tool for related courses such as Programming Languages and Embedded Systems, and can be used as a template for many software/hardware project for students in future.

Porch, J. E., & Coyne, R. M., & Zhang, L., & Dabipi, I. K. (2016, June), UMES-CHAT: A Campus Mobile Social Application for Improving Study Experience of Students, by Students, and for Students Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.27086

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