ROC =Return of Capital= Making own lecture materials Share information WEB firstname.lastname@example.org Feedback Course database Discussions @-learning Tutorials Simulation studies Self-evaluations • Objectives: • decision making • working with others • integration of knowledge • Encourage to develop: • ability to learn independently • improved communication skills • an engineering approach to problem solving and design • ability to understand complex systems and their simulation Research Oriented Curriculum
Motivation for Research Oriented Curriculum email@example.com • Students learning from polished lecture material is weak • Stimulate own thinking • Group work • Learn to use WEB • Learn to solve and distinct by using self-studies and group interactions • Learn wider-scope problem solving
Course Layout firstname.lastname@example.org Student based sessions(s) Comment discussion Student based tutorial(s) Comment discussion WEB Matlab/VIS-sim Special Assignments
Grading 45 points yield highest grade ’5’ 15 points yield pass ’1’ seminar gives 50/50 points for student and group email@example.com
Tasks firstname.lastname@example.org • Student • session seminars • solving tutorials • optional special assignment • Assistant • be a facilitator • planning tutorials (with prof) • Professor • be a facilitator • course planning • grading
Learning: • learn processing data & present information • learn interactions • learn information skill Learning and Points email@example.com Rewards by points: • prepared a seminar material (max 20p) • discuss/solve tutorial assignment (max 10p) • seminar presentation/optional assignment (max 10p) • Thus you can have grade ‘4’ even without exam!
Tasks for a Student firstname.lastname@example.org • Prepare a lecture • 1-2 students in a group at a time • guides for a lecture available at the homepage • powerpoint format, submit one day before session by email • Prepare assignments • in tutorials a list is rotated where calculated assignments are indicated (On/Off) • Prepare an (optional) special assignment • simulation / litterature study • 2-10 pages
Participating Sessions email@example.com • Familiarize yourself with course material so you can comment lectures • Write down • important points • questions • explanations/fillings of book(s) material • Be active!
S-72.227 Course Material firstname.lastname@example.org • Books • A. Bruce Carlson: Communication Systems 3rd Ed. • B.P.Lathi: Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems 3rd Ed • Sections from some other books/articles • Web! • What is notdistributed • lecture notes (each student/group writes own notes) • tutorial solutions • What is distributed • special assignments • @learning material (if not available from NET) • auxiliary material given by a student or lecturer
Building a Seminar Lecture • Contents • Many pictures • Many examples • Verifying simulations • Net links email@example.com • Mechanical • Table of contents • Introduction • Condensed body text • Conclusions • List of references (if not from the course book) • General • Understand • If don’t • discuss in sessions • find out • omit • Focus!
Tutorials firstname.lastname@example.org • Given by students; discussed in-situ by course personnel & students • Salary: based on participation, max 10 points • Feedback by discussions • If an assignment is left unsolved discussed next time • Solutions not distributed (need to take notes or rely on group work) • Student can verify tutorial assignments by simulations than can make up a special assignment!
Optional Special Assignment email@example.com • Topic • student generated or • given by a course personnel (email-request) • Distribution for all for students for discussions • Types • simulations (also tutorial related) • literature research (http://http.cs.berkeley.edu/~gribble/summaries/) • company driven • Format given in homepage, covers 2-10 pages • Grading carries max of 10 points
Course Homepage firstname.lastname@example.org • guidelines for • lectures (topics, key questions) • tutorial assignments • @learning and simulation program (VIS-Sim) • students’ contributions (as special assignments) • course bulletins • group members • Next seminar topic • Next tutorial assignments • auxiliary material
Using Net email@example.com • Learn to use search engines • Learn to use ready-made lecture material available from net • Use encyclopaedias & databases for reference • Use simulations to verify tutorial & special assignment results
Technical Contents: Session Topics firstname.lastname@example.org • Most lectures follow: Carlson’s or Lathi’s book • Exam is based on these reference books and tutorials • Lecture program is updated in homepage weekly bases, eg at least week before lecture • Session topics can be suggested and modified by student/group negotiations • Sessions can be (and should be) reinforced by simulations & other related materials