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Development of an intelligent learning resource using computer simulation about optical communications
Author(s): Marcelo Mamud; Sandra Stump

Paper Abstract

In recent years there have been some proposals to develop educational tools using multimedia and interactive resources, however, most of them just transpose the traditional materials to the computer screen. The reason for this work is the gap of didactic materials to explore important subjects about photonics and optical communication systems, specially the lack of tools related to Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) learning. The aim of this research is to provide at the LCMS MOODLE open platform an Intelligent Learning Resource to support EDFA study, providing a set of Learning Objects more suitable for the study of the base concepts needed to optimize the use of the computer simulation tool. The learning resource developed can stimulate the students to understand how amplifiers are designed for a practical application, and the parameters that should be considered in a project. The Artificial Intelligence techniques used for the development of the learning resource consider the learner differences in a way to adapt the system actions according to each student background.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9666, 11th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 96660W (5 June 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.2207979
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Marcelo Mamud, Mackenzie Presbyterian Univ. (Brazil)
Sandra Stump, Mackenzie Presbyterian Univ. (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9666:
11th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference
K. Alan Shore, Editor(s)

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