A Comparative Evaluation of Alternative Blended Learning Models Used for Teaching Academic English (EAP/ESAP) to Students of Computer Sciences
The article describes the use of a number of alternative blended learning models based on a mixture of traditional face-to-face classes with some elements of e-learning in the course of “English for Academic Purposes” (EAP) and “English for Specific Academic Purposes” (ESAP) taught to junior and senior undergraduate students of computer sciences in the undergraduate program of Business Informatics and Software Engineering over a period of time from 2009 to 2012 at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE), Moscow, Russia
The present paper is devoted to the research of controlled queueing models at control of CBSMAP-flow, Controlled Batch Semi-Markov Arrival Process (Kashtanov, Kondrashova 2012). The control is based on the theory of controlled semi-markov processes and used for the system optimization. The control is carried out using the choice of the next batch type.
The three already traditional volumes of the WDS Proceedings you are holding in the hands are composed of the contributions which have been presented during the 21st Annual Conference of Doctoral Students that was held in Prague, at Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics from May 29 to June 1, 2012. In this year, 100 student manuscripts were submitted to publishing and 88 were accepted after the review process.
The article discusses the factors supporting the improvement of the quality of educational services through the effective use in the educational process of the university of technology to support e-Learning and digital content.
We create collaborative environment for collaborative creation, improvement and promoting bills within public and legislative projects. Enacting a new law means that a community devises out new rules which help it to become more efficient. Below are the principles on which legislative collaboration is based: Public construction of a document aiming at complex cloud issues has high educational value. The practice helps not only produce a quality document and build a community of people interested in its implementation, but promote the innovative document, maintain a new level of its understanding and perception by the society. 518 Collaborative document creation and voting has a priority over document deliberation. Our technology allows collaboration participants to create their own text versions, that could be voted for by other participants. The value of deliberation is less than the value of collaboration. Contemporary collaboration does not always need discussions. Discussion can take so much time and efforts that participants do not have resources to collaborate. The process of selecting text segments is based on the participants' voting. All the votes should be counted but the weight of each vote depends on the participant's impact and the estimation of this impact by the community. The more is the participant's impact and its estimation, the more is the participant's vote weight.
Various documentation types accompanying the software and the documentation life cycle are considered in the article. The documentation tool requirements are described for different document types. The documentation systems of two state-of-the-art types - CMS and Wiki - are considered, the usage cost estimation for standalone and hosted versions ofthese systems are compared in the article.
Students' internet usage attracts the attention of many researchers in different countries. Differences in internet penetration in diverse countries lead us to ask about the interaction of medium and culture in this process. In this paper we present an analysis based on a sample of 825 students from 18 Russian universities and discuss findings on particularities of students' ICT usage. On the background of the findings of the study, based on data collected in 2008-2009 year during a project "A сross-cultural study of the new learning culture formation in Germany and Russia", we discuss the problem of plagiarism in Russia, the availability of ICT features in Russian universities and an evaluation of the attractiveness of different categories of ICT usage and gender specifics in the use of ICT.