IEEE Signal Processing Society Offers Free Educational Content

Download a lesson from IEEE's new online repository

7 April 2011

The IEEE Signal Processing Society has launched a repository for peer-reviewed lessons in the society's fields of interest. It's housed on a section of Connexions, a provider of free educational content.

The peer-reviewed lessons can be downloaded by instructors for their engineering courses, as well as by students and practicing engineers looking to bone up on a variety of signal processing subjects. The first 14 lessons on the site cover analog-to-digital conversion, concise signal models, elements of detection theory, musical signal processing, and similar topics.

Established in 1999 by Rice University of Houston, Connexions is an open-source repository of educational content for professionals and educators that is broken into modules. The modules can be combined and rearranged to create a variety of custom courses, textbooks, and study guides. All the content is stored free of charge and can be viewed online, printed, or downloaded. The lessons are grouped into so-called lenses, which are sections developed by organizations or professionals that contain lessons on a particular topic. Anyone can submit a lesson to a lens; it is then reviewed by a board of experts appointed by the lens creator.

The society is seeking more submissions from experts for its signal processing lens, including a short paper on the field, signal processing applications, and a set of interactive simulations. Material in languages other than English is encouraged. Some submissions are being translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai.

Visit the IEEE-SPS Connexions Project Web site to learn about the peer-review process, how to submit material or volunteer to review content, and more.

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