In 2012, Dr. Lord spent a semester teaching and doing engineering education research at Southeast University in Nanjing China. In this talk, she will describe her experiences including her own reflections, results from the students, and a comparison of some key differences between the approaches to engineering education that she observed in China compared to the United States. In addition, as a former President of the IEEE Education Society, she will highlight opportunities for publication of engineering education research in journals and conferences throughout the world.
Susan M. Lord is Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of San Diego. She received a B.S. from Cornell University and the M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her research focuses on the study and promotion of diversity in engineering including student pathways, diverse populations including Latinos and military veterans, and cross-cultural studies with non U.S. students. Her research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Lord is a Fellow of the IEEE and ASEE and is active in the engineering education community including serving as President of the IEEE Education Society, General Co-Chair of the 2006 Frontiers in Education Conference, and as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Education. She and her research team were awarded the 2013 WEPAN Betty Vetter Award for Research, the 2011 Wickenden Award for the best paper in the Journal of Engineering Education and the 2011 Best Paper Award for the IEEE Transactions on Education. She co-authored The Borderlands of Education: Latinas in Engineering with Dr. Michelle Madsen Camacho, USD Chair of Sociology. Dr. Lord spent a sabbatical in 2012 at Southeast University in Nanjing, China teaching and doing research.
The notion of Open Educational Resources (OER) was first conceived more than a decade ago, yet the adoption of OERs has been slower than first hoped. More recently, however, OERs have started to become increasingly popular in almost every academic discipline around the world, despite the fact that there remains significant confusion regarding the exact nature of OERs.
This talk will explain the dimensions of “openness,” focusing on OER. It will present the preeminent OER repository MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) as the enabling technology for new ABET/CSAB curricula-based OER, worldwide, multilingual initiatives related to the teaching of Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT). The initiatives, supported by volunteers of the Computer Society and of the Education Society, can provide a framework for similar initiatives in instruction concerning virtually every engineering discipline. This presentation will be of interest to higher education CS and IT instructors who wish to improve their own teaching with technology, and who wish to deliver a more fulfilling learning experience for their students.
Dr. Sorel Reisman is Managing Director of the international, higher education consortium MERLOT at the California State University Office of the Chancellor, and Professor of IS at CSU Fullerton. He has held senior management positions at IBM (Canada & US), Toshiba (US), and EMI (UK). He has presented/published 80+ articles including the books Multimedia Computing: Preparing for the 21st Century, and Electronic Learning Communities – Current Issues and Best Practices. He is a Senior IEEE member, Computer Society Golden Core member, IEEE Eta Kapa Nu member, and was recently reelected to a second term on the board of the Open Education Consortium (formerly the OCWC). Reisman is past president of the IEEE Computer Society, and serves on a number of IEEE and non-IEEE journal editorial boards. Reisman is the Standing Committee Chair of the Computers, Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), the signature conference of the IEEE Computer Society. He is the editor-in-chief of the IEEE eLearning Library, a member of the IEEE Education Activities Board, and the IEEE Publications Board. Received his EE degree, and MA, and PhD in Computer Applications from the University of Toronto. Appointed a Fulbright Specialist in Dec, 2014.
|09 Oct 2015||Paper submission deadline|
|19 Oct 2015||Announcement of review results|
|16 Nov 2015||Final paper due and author registration deadline|
|10 Dec 2015||Conference opening|