Original Research Paper Information literacy
1. Adaptive Assessment and Knowledge Level Estimation by Means of Knowledge Model and Bayesian Networks

A. Kardan; S. Kardan

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2009, Pages 151-164


  One of the important issues in a learning management system is the assessment of the learner’s knowledge level. In basic methods of assessment, questions are simply ticked by the learners, and then automatically scored by machine. In this sort of examinations, two problems may be raised. Firstly, ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Education technology -training course
2. Improving the Instructional Quality of the Chemistry Course by using conceptual maps

J. Hatami; R. Abdollah Mirzaee; J. Abbasi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2009, Pages 165-180


  Traditional approaches and assumptions about the transition of knowledge from teacher to students have been overshadowed by new approaches like "Constructivism". In most Iranian schools, however, the presentation of content is still based on simple transition of concepts from teacher to students. The ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Architecture
3. Determining the Stress Intensity Factor in a Cracked Plate Under Tensile Stresses using the Finite Element Method

B. Hassani; A. Ganjali; M. Emdadi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2009, Pages 181-192


  : Numerical methods, especially the Finite Element method, are increasingly being used for solving different problems. Due to fact that these methods are approximate, having a good understanding and judgment about the errors and their distribution is very important. Hence education of users of engineering ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Information literacy
4. Evaluation of Knowledge of Undergraduate Students on Solid Waste Management

S.M.R. Alavi Moghadam; A.S. Delbari

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2009, Pages 193-198


  The aim of this study was to evaluate student’s knowledge on solid waste management in Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT).A questionnaire was designed and 200 undergraduate students of 6 specified Faculties were asked to fill it. The SPSS software was applied for analyzing the collected data ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Architecture
5. Comparing Conventional, Computerized and Combined methods on Educating the Lateral Resistance Systems of Buildings

M. Mazloum

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2009, Pages 199-205


  : The lateral load bearing systems of structures are divided to four major groups, which are: moment frames, shear walls, bracings, and combined systems that contain a combination of the previous ones. Nowadays, the combined systems of moment frames and shear walls are utilized in high-rise reinforced ...  Read More

Original Research Paper TVET
6. Experience of Design Education in Schools of Architecture

M. Al al Hesabi; S. Norouzian Maleki

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2009, Pages 207-220


  This paper argues for a more responsive architectural pedagogy that enables future architects to create human environments and that emerges from and responds to societal, cultural, and environmental needs. Human environments are those that enhance, celebrate, and support human activities, those that ...  Read More

Original Research Paper Architecture
7. Collaborative Design: The Lost Ring in Architectural Design Education

F. Mozafar; M. Khakzand; F. Changiz; L. Farshadfar

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Summer 2009, Pages 221-233


  Collaborative architecture is considered as a strategic and contentious subject in the success of today’s architecture. As we know, a group does not only act as a set of people, but also goes beyond the sum of people’s abilities in some way. In such design, the building is the gradual expansion ...  Read More