Monday, May 21, 2018
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1. Wim Van PETEGEM, President of SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education)  




Title of Presentation: Virtual Mobility Contributes to Internationalization of Engineering Education



Internationalisation is high on the agenda of Higher Education Institutions all over the world. The term refers to the integration of an international dimension into the research, teaching and services function of universities. It is a conscious action responding to the challenges brought about by globalization. Virtual mobility, as a set of ICT supported activities that realize or facilitate international, collaborative experiences in a context of teaching and/or learning, has great potential to contribute to the internationalization of higher education, especially in engineering education. In particular, virtual mobility can contribute substantially to improve intercultural competences of students, teachers and all other stakeholders. Different (pedagogical) viewpoints exist on how virtual mobility can achieve these ambitions as a complement to the traditional exchange programmes. From best practice cases and project, key success factors are derived in relation to quality and innovation of higher education. This provides a source of inspiration for those considering engaging in virtual mobility activities.

Wim Van Petegem (°1964, Belgium) holds an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ghent (Belgium) and one in Biomedical Engineering from the K.U.Leuven (Belgium). He got his PhD in Electrical Engineering from K.U.Leuven in 1993. He has worked at the University of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada), at the Open University of the Netherlands and at the Leuven University College (Belgium). Currently he is Professor at K.U.Leuven (Belgium) and head of the Media and Learning Unit (see: http://www.dml.kuleuven.be/english/Welcome, formerly known as AVNet). He is actively involved in different networks of universities related to e-learning and virtual mobility. He is Vice-Chairman of EuroPACE, (http://www.europace.org/), President of SEFI (http://www.sefi.be), Member of the Executive Committee and Fellow of EDEN (http://www.eden-online.org), Chairman of the Task Force e-Learning in the Coimbra Group (http://www.coimbra-group.be/) and Vice-President of IACEE (http://www.iacee.org). His research interests are in the field of multimedia production, new educational technology, networked e-learning, virtual mobility, lifelong learning, open and  distance learning, knowledge transfer and science communication. Recent projects in which he is or was involved as contractor, as partner or as expert include Re.ViCa, Being Mobile, Move-IT, EU-VIP, WebCEF, CEFCult, UNI-QM, DAETE, QACEP, etc. mostly financed by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture). He is also active in TEMPUS projects (e.g. EQIBELT) and development cooperation projects with the South.

2. Rob REILLY, President of IEEE Education Society



Title of Presentation:  Becoming an Engineering Education Leader


One needs to grasp the emerging learning technologies and practices, and use them effectively and efficiently in order to deliver knowledge. There are six primary emerging technologies in education, which can be titled and categorized as cloud computing, mobile technology, gaming, open content, personal learning environments and learning analytics.

The delivery of knowledge mainly requires a solid vision of pedagogy, and leadership as a personal characteristic. The relationship between learning analytics and pedagogy proves that technologies integrated with pedagogically sound practices result in significant learning gains. The impact of technology, which is ultimately about education, must be driven by how people process information, which involves understanding the underlying process, which is how we deliver knowledge. In becoming an engineering education leader, one needs both management skills and leadership characteristics, as well as drive and charisma. One significant point to be highlighted is that leadership involves getting things started and facilitating change, whereas management keeps an organization running.

The integration of the right method for the delivery of knowledge and the required personal characteristics are keys to shaping the educational structure and curriculum.



Rob Reilly received his B. S. degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherts; Masters of Education degree from Springfield College, Springfield and Doctor of Education Degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherts. Currently he is the president of the IEEE Education society, Vice Chair, Member and in the Geographic Activity Board of the IEEE Computer Society, as well as other various award committees within. Dr. Reilly has been granted with many awards including IEEE William E. Sayle II Award for Achievement in Education (given by the IEEE Education Society in 2010) and IEEE Leadership Award (by the IEEE Member and Geographic Activity Board in 2009). His recent keynote/invited presentations focus on titles such as “Leadership and Educators” (Thailand, 2012), “Engineering and Emerging Technologies” (Saudi Arabia, 2011) and “Educational Pedagogy and Engineering” (Egypt, 2011).

3.Tsuneo YAMADA, The Open University of Japan



Title of Presentation: Sustainable Development and Cross-media Distribution of Quality Learning Content in Global Knowledge-based Society: Prepare for the Diversities of Learners and their Learning Processes



In drastically changing societies, the higher education institutions are expected to meet the new demands and to provide higher quality of education. One of the key issues is to prepare for the diversities of learners and those of their learning environments and processes. New educational theories and concepts, such as, lifelong learning model, learner-centered approach, blended learning method, also stress the necessities of those personalization and customization. In learning content development, a great variety of quality materials and some frameworks for the sharing and reuse are necessary. In this talk, taking the case of an open/distance university, the possibilities of in-house integrated production system for cross-media learning content and global learning object sharing/distribution frameworks will be discussed.



Tsuneo Yamada is a professor at Center of ICT and Distance Education, the Open University of Japan (OUJ-CODE). He is also the chair of Department of Cyber Society and Culture at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), an inspector of Japan Open Courseware Consortium (JOCW)and a member of the board of directors, Accreditation Council for Practical Abilities (ACPA).His main research fields are Educational Technology, Learning Psychology, and Second Language Learning.  His current interests are on the development and evaluation of learning objects, the strategies for their sharing and distribution, and their quality assurance. He is participating in several Open Educational Resources (OER) movements, such as Global Learning Object Brokered Exchange (GLOBE) and OpenCourseware (OCW) initiative.


4. Danilo Garbi ZUTIN, Secterary General of IGIP




Title of Presentation: The International Society of Engineering Education (IGIP) and the New Pedagogic Challenges in Engineering Education



Never has the speed of development in the area of engineering been as accelerated as it is today, as we observe the enormous and driven growth of the area of engineering. Today’s tendencies require concerted new efforts in engineering education - or in other words: The importance of pedagogy in the field of engineering is growing enormously. These changes strongly demand new didactic and pedagogical paradigms. The International Society of Engineering Education (IGIP) seeks and offers to contribute to the relevance and pedagogical aspects related to developing educational concepts in engineering education. This talk will provide an overview about the International Society for engineering Education (IGIP) and its role in this process 



Danilo Garbi Zutin has graduated in Electrical Engineering at the State University of Sao Paulo (UNESP), Bauru, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and obtained his Master degree in Systems Design (specialization in Remote Systems) at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in Villach, Austria. His research interests are in the field of remote engineering, online laboratories, remote control of devices and software development for online laboratories. Danilo Garbi Zutin is currently a Senior Researcher and team member of the Center of Competence in Online Laboratories and Open Learning (CCOL) at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), Villach, Austria, where he has been engaged in projects for the development of online laboratories.

In January 2010 Danilo Garbi Zutin was appointed Secretary General of the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) and in the following year Secretary General of the International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP). He is author or co-author of more than 30 scientific papers published in international journals, magazines and conferences. Most of these papers are in the field of online laboratories and issues associated with their dissemination and usage.




















































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