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THE SUSTAINABILITY OF UDACITY'S BUSINESS MODEL OF PRODUCING FIRST-RATE ONLINE CONTENT AND INCORPORATING INTERACTIVE LEARNING ASPECTS INTO AN ONLINE COURSE

Lazaroiu George, Nica Elvira & Popescu Gheorghe H.
An innovative start-up and important online course supplier, Udacity charges a subscription for course involvement, limits course recruitments, and associates straightforwardly with scholars to create courses that are devised to benefit from their MOOC platform, being thus effortlessly tailor-made and improved. Udacity produces them in its own studio, instead of disseminating content generated by universities, and has progressively shifted to corporate instruction chances, utilizing a discourse originated in increasing access to higher education. The prime...

A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE INDIRECT ASSESSMENT OF LEG EXTENSOR POWER USING SIMULTANEOUSLY THE JUMP-AND-REACH TEST FROM ALPHA-FIT AND THE OPTOJUMP SYSTEM

Becea Liliana, Branet Camelia, Rachita Iancu & Pelin Raluca Anca
The ALPHA-FIT Project, completed in 2009 and funded by the European Union, aimed at providing a set of validated tools to assess levels of physical activity and fitness. This study seeks to assess indirectly a component of muscular fitness, namely the leg extensor power in young Romanians aged 20-29 years and also to compare the two methods of measurement using the metric band and optical sensors. The research was conducted within the UPB Sports Complex...

USING HOLISTIC APPROACH TO DEVELOPING CYBERSECURITY SIMULATION ENVIRONMENTS

Taitto Petteri, Virag Csaba & Nevmerzhitskaya Julia
As the scale and complexity of the cyber threat landscape is rapidly evolving, with increasing number of cyber attacks on all types of organisations, the pressure on the cybersecurity resilience of organizations is also gaining importance. In order to prepare organizations to counter advanced cyber attacks, specific training and realistic exercise procedures and supporting simulation environments are required. These simulation environments should be able to support and adequately prepare organisations to counter advanced cyber threats....

TOWARDS A WEB-BASED COMMUNITY FOR ACADEMIC MEASUREMENT LABORATORIES

Ionita Anca Daniela, Olteanu Adriana & Niculescu Cristina
Modalities of learning have changed dramatically in the last two decades, as well as our sources of information and the ways we interact with information. Our school practices - how to teach, who instructs, where is the training made, who is instructed - have also changed significantly. The Internet technologies have introduced support for many novelties - among them, Web-based communities that gather together teachers and students with similar objectives, irrespective of their geographical location....

ADVANTAGES AND DIFFICULTIES OF IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN EDUCATION

Gaitanaru Andrei
On the move towards a knowledge-based society professional training represents a decisive factor that requires a solid educational background. With the rise of teamwork, professional skills should be backed by personal skills such as objectivity, tolerance, sense of responsibility, communication skills, etc.. The key benefits of an educated society lie in its ability to choose the road to progress and prosperity. The access to broadband Internet and the employment of modern technologies in schools resulted...

TAKING THE PULSE OF THE CLASSROOM WITH RESPONSE TECHNOLOGY

Stoica George Adrian & Pein Raoul Pascal
The core goal of response technology is to facilitate gathering the input from a large audience. The results should be available to the presenter fast enough and in a form that allows further use in the dialogue with that audience. Obviously, there are many ways to achieve this and even more methods for using the obtained instant feedback. The technology is trying to establish a dialogue between lecturer and audience instead of having a unidirectional...

RAISING ENGINEERING STUDENTS' AWARENESS ABOUT THE USEFULNESS OF E-LEARNING BASED LANGUAGE LEARNING STRATEGIES

Catelly Yolanda-Mirela
The curriculum for tertiary education engineering students has continuously been put under the pressure of time constraints versus high efficiency to be reached. This situation has strongly impacted the decisions taken by university teachers, including foreign language ones, as regards establishing priorities and designing optimal time and approach framework paradigms for the various components of the course they deliver. Consequently, one of the teacher’s roles in ensuring both quality and efficiency of the instructional process...

THE VALUE OF MOOC BASED LEARNING AS PERCEIVED BY HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS

Maiorescu Irina, Dina Razvan, Sabou Gabriel Cristian & Dobrea Mihaela
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have known a rapid development and increased popularity within just a few years, with more and more people using them as means of complementary learning needed for both their personal and their professional development. As such, the current paper presents the status of MOOCs usage among higher education students, as well as their perception about the added value these Massive Open Online Courses bring to their skills and career, as...

GAMEFICATION IN CAREER E-COUNSELLING

Richiteanu-Nastase Elena-Ramona, Mihaila Alexandru Robert, Staiculescu Camelia & Paduraru Monica Elisabeta
In a world of the online, any company or organization attempts to remain on the market by any means possible. For this reason, in the virtual environment, marketing is reinventing itself. One of the marketing strategies used in the virtual environment is that of game elements introduction or even little games to attract new customers or to fidelize the current. Although at a first glimpse, gamefication is not an absolutely necessary strategy, gamefication could and...

STUDY REGARDING THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATIONAL PLATFORMS IN PROFESSIONALIZING THE PERFORMANCE ATHLETES ENROLLED IN HIGHER EDUCATION SPORTS INSTITUTIONS

Grigore Vasilica, Moanta Alina Daniela & GHITESCU Iulian Gabriel
Sport performance has become a social phenomenon. Today's requirements imposed on professional athletes are increasingly higher, in terms of the time spent in training, involvement and commitment to achieve the rigorous goals, daily schedule, diet, etc. So, professional training through regular classes seems something difficult to fulfill. Today, with the development of new technologies and upgrading higher education have been created and have implemented new forms of training. So employed persons including the athletes can...

AGE DIFFERENCES AND PREFERENCES IN ONLINE BEHAVIOR. HOW AGEING AND DIGITAL CONNECTEDNESS ARE REFLECTED IN CURRENT RESEARCH REGARDING THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA.

Stanciu Ionut-Dorin
The people’s need for social connectedness was thoroughly documented and established in research literature. Currently, we experience rapidly increasing technological developments which not only allow for new ways of ‘digital’ connections, but, arguably so, require people to use digital channels of socializing. The use of Internet, in general, and social media, is not limited to searching for information but it includes also knowledge construction. However, not all of us react the same when faced with...

THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MOTIVATION OF STUDENTS WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF USING THE BLOGS

Nicoleta DUTA & Cano Elena
This article emphasizes the importance of using the new technologies to of university education. Purpose of the study is to present our experiences about using blogs in higher education. Concretely, at the universities of Barcelona (Spain) and Bucharest (Romania). There is no doubt that the emergence of technologies in universities has represented a paradigm change in teaching and an important methodology. The two projects an observed the improvement of the student motivation with the experience...

ICT FOR SPORT PROFESSIONALS. FROM UNIVERSITY CURRICULA TO SPORT TRAINING AND BACK

Vilcu Dana Mihaela, Sabau Elena & Niculescu Georgeta
ICT (information and communications technology) is part of nowadays professional sport training. And this happens to an open range: from educational software for sport to e-games used in kinesitherapy, from mobile devices and specific mobile applications for sport training to simulators, and passing through e-learning. As a direct consequence, the university program studies in physical education, sport training and kinesitherapy have to teach the future sport professionals more or less elementary notions in ICT. In...

SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND ETHICAL DIMENSIONS OF THE BUCHAREST INTEGRAL-MANAGEMENT MODEL IMPLEMENTED WITH THE GENERAL MANAGEMENT II BUSINESS SIMULATION GAME

Mustata Cristian
The paper aims to explore social, cultural and ethical targets corresponding to the Integral-Management that can be reached with a Business Simulation Game like "General Management II", as well as the challenges that arise at the implementation. It is the aim of master programs that promote entrepreneurship to help and challenge students to develop ethical sensitivity, the ability to interact with other cultures as well as team-working and team-leading skills. This kind of learning is...

A COMPARATIVE APPROACH: DIGITAL SKILLS IN FORMAL TEACHING AND LEARNING

Turculet Alina & Medianu (Mihut), Elvira Veronica
Accordingly to the Digital inclusion and skills 2014 document published by the European Commission, "47% of the EU population has insufficient digital skills, 23% has none at all", while "the biggest barriers to internet access at home in the EU are lack of need, insufficient skills and cost barriers". The Romanian educational system face significant challenges for its continuous adaptations and alignment to the socio - economical needs and Digital Agenda for Europe. ICT is...

MANAGING VIRTUAL TEAMS IN BUREAUCRATIC ORGANIZATIONS: A SWOT ANALYSIS

Codreanu Aura & Vasilescu Cezar
Bureaucratic organizations are more often than not perceived by outsiders as thriving on paper overload and lack of accountability to the detriment of simplicity and time lined decisions. On the other hand, employees of bureaucratic establishments have no easy task in producing the stacks of paper by which to make sure that their share of responsibility is well documented and justified. What is more, the same employees are overloaded with work while their motivation is...

EXPERIENCE OF TARGETED RADIOFREQUENCY THERAPY APPLIED IN MEDICAL RECOVERY

Blendea Dan
This paper presents our interest in new therapies like Targeted Radiofrequency Therapy. Targeted Radiofrequency Therapy distributes high-frequency electromagnetic energy into the desired tissue which leads to selective tissue hyperthermy. Thanks to this mechanism patients experience instant pain relief, muscle relaxation, edema reduction, tissue regeneration support and healing. The most common indications include: local muscle spasm, trigger points, myalgia, tendinitis, cervical pain, and post-traumatic edema. The immediate therapeutic effect is noticed by the patient instantly and...

THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERACTIVE CONTENT WITH MOODLE CLOUD FOR TEXTILE ENGINEERING LEARNING

Buhu Liliana & Buhu Adrian
From 2012, the idea of open educational platforms is gaining popularity around the world. In the near future to make e-learning more socialized by focusing on the development relationship and collaboration among learners of the same subjects, MOOC shall spectacular succeed. The groups of learners engaging with MOOC platforms make it a meaningful discussion difficult, because individuals may not get a response to their post, so they miss the social and pedagogical benefits of learning...

MANAGING SPECIALISTS TRAINING IN THE AREA OF FORENSIC SCIENCE

Panfil Georgica & Tical George-Marius
The article tackles the main problems related to the specific environment of initial and continuous trainin g of technicians, specialists and experts in the area of forensic science. It has to be notice that the forensic scientists are a special category of personnel of Police and that they can only develop under the umbrella of law enforcement (there is also a category of "independent forensic scientists", working within the areal of Ministry of Justice, but...

GAME BASED LEARNING IN TEXTILE ENGINEERING EDUCATION

Ursache Mariana, Ionesi Savin Dorin & Dan Dorin
The purpose of this paper is to describe how the game-based learning is working in academic context, how we have used it and what kind of experiences we have got of it. One of the objectives of using serious games for formative purposes is to help students to improve their learning and thinking skills. This paper presents how a practical laboratory within the curricula of "Knitting and Clothing Technology" BSc program at the Faculty of...

EFFECTIVE ACADEMIA-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION FOR VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTATION TEACHING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Stamatescu Grigore, Stamatescu Iulia, Vasile Costin & Sgarciu Valentin
Key point in enabling smooth transition for students from higher education towards the work environment, is represented by a permanent dialogue, exchange of ideas and common projects between the two parties. A positive outcome of such collaborations leads to bridging a gap between academic requirements and applied knowledge using industry standard tools in the workplace. The paper highlights the experiences from the last four years of implementation of the LabVIEW Academy program of the National...

IMPROVING SELF-EFFICIENCY AND TREATMENT COMPLIANCE OF DIALYZED PATIENTS - AN INTERVENTION TRAINING PROGRAME PROPOSAL

Hainagiu Simona Magdalena
"Improving self - efficiency and treatment compliance of dialyzed patients - an intervention training programe proposal" Abstract Chronic renal disease is one o the most invalidating disease producing major changes in patients life. Furthermore, it challenges the pa?ient to adapt to a new and fully restrictive regim marked by significant loss in the usual diet, drinking habits, social, sexual and professional behaviours. The treatment by itself forces the patient to cope with a new daily...

GRAPHICAL VISUALIZATION OF RHETORICAL STRUCTURES IN CHATS

Allaymoun Mohammad
Chat Conversations are now used for different purposes including the " Computer -Supported Collaborative Learning " (CSCL). In their analysis it is very important to identify the discourse threads and the rhetorical structures. In this paper we present an application for graphical visualization of rhetorical structures in chats. This software tool provides structured visualization and analysis of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning chats. In our application, we first use the implemented tools that are based on...

DEVELOPING AND MONITORING A MOOC: THE IFRC EXPERIENCE

Istrate Olimpius & Kestens Ariel
A growing number of online courses are created and rolled-out worldwide, to cover the increasing need for skills and knowledge acquisition, to replace face-to-face training, to set up new professional development paths, migrating to a more efficient way to provide understanding, awareness and insight to larger categories of beneficiaries. In this respect, specific frameworks and procedures are developed within (education and training) institutions, to ensure the alignment with technical and education standards and to monitor...

TAKE CARE PROJECT - ONLINE COLLABORATION DEVELOPING THE TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCES OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL STUDENTS

Cretu Ioana, Dinu Claudia & Colibaba Anca Cristina
The city of Iasi, Romania, with the "Gr. T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, is home to hundreds of medical students from all over the world. Regardless of the language of study (Romanian, English or French), by the time they advance to the clinical years, they must demonstrate independent use of Romanian for effective healthcare communication with local patients. However, language instruction provision in the curriculum is limited by law and insufficient by itself...

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