Using J-DSP to introduce communications and multimedia technologies to high schools

Andreas Spanias, Thrassos Thrasyvoulou, Yu Song, Constantinos Panayiotou

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4 Scopus citations


This paper describes interactive Java software and modular web content developed at Arizona State University aimed at introducing elements of digital signal processing (DSP), multimedia, and communications technologies to high school (HS) students. The effort is motivated by several needs and trends that include: initiatives for graduating technology-aware HS students, the need to attract HS students from diverse backgrounds to engineering programs, emphasis on mathematics through applications that appeal to high school students, etc. The software used to support this effort is based on an NSF-funded object-oriented simulation environment called Java-DSP (J-DSP). J-DSP was developed from the ground up at ASU and enables simulations and DSP demonstrations over the internet. In addition, exercises and demonstrations can be embedded seamlessly in HTML educational modules. The web modules developed at ASU consist of HS-friendly lessons that contain J-DSP based examples connecting elements of music, telephony, and Hi-Fi entertainment to math and DSP. Efforts are underway to disseminate these materials to Phoenix high schools and assess their impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd Annual Frontiers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering as a Human Endeavor: Partnering Community, Academia, Government, and Industry, FIE 2003 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)0780379616
StatePublished - 2003
Event33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2003 - Westminster, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2003Nov 8 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565


Other33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • DSP
  • High-school K12 education
  • Math education
  • Teaching emerging technologies in high schools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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