News and events of interest to STC members
Held at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, April 20th - April 23rd, 2017. Focusing on Student Engagement, the Fifth International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LaTiCE 2017) aims to create a platform towards sharing rigorous research and current practices being conducted in computing and engineering education. The fifth LaTiCE conference will be held at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, from April 20th to 23rd, 2017. See (LaTiCE 2017 Website)
LaTiCE 2017 is jointly organized by the University of Hong Kong, and the Uppsala Computing Education Research Group (UpCERG), Uppsala University, Sweden. It is technically co-sponsored by the Special Technical Community for Education Research (STC Education), which is an IEEE Computer Society initiative to connect those interested in all forms of educational research and pedagogy in the field of computing and engineering.
The conference is preceded by a doctoral consortium on April 20th. The conference is a gathering for presentations of research papers, practice sharing papers, work-in- process papers, and display of posters and demos.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Lecture Series Starting weekly in February, 2017, this lecture series is aimed at contributing, improving and applying the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Engineering, this is an experimental program in engineering teacher education managed by Dr Mani Mina, developed and presented by Professors John Heywood and Arnold Pears. Intended for both the new and experienced educator, this series explores teaching and learning in engineering higher education, its roles, values and impacts. Co-sponsored by the IEEE-CS STC on Education, and the TELPhE Division of the ASEE. Information, schedule, notes and recorded sessions available at http://www.engineering.iastate.edu/telphe-lecture-series/heywood-mina-isu/
This Faculty Development Workshop was co-located with the Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2106) in Erie, PA. This workshop provided an overview of relevant research literature, and provides participants with hands on advice on choice of research approaches, data collection methods, and analysis techniques in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Engineering.
LaTiCE 2015 was jointly organized by the Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering and the Graduate Institute of Information and Computer Education, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan and the Uppsala Computing Education Research Group (UpCERG), Uppsala University, Sweden. Information and proceedings are available at http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=35440
Organized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Uppsala University, this conference was sponsored by Sarawak Convention Bureau. Located in Sarawak, in the the land of the hornbills located on the island of Borneo, the third largest island in the world, north of the Equator. These proceedings can be found at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6820823
The STC conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LaTiCE) was held with great success in Taipei in April 2015. The next conference will be held in Mumbai, India in April 2016. More information about the conference on the official web site, http://www.et.iitb.ac.in/latice2016/
Our next major conference is the IEEE/ASEE Frontiers in Education conference in Al Paso, TX in October 2015, http://fie2015.org
The STC will also host a pre-conference Workshop at FIE 2016 entitled, "Implementing Best Practices in Engineering Education", the workshop leader is Professor Arnold Pears from Uppsala University, Sweden. Professor Pears has been involved in academic development and research on best practices in tertiary learning and teaching for the last 15 years. He is also an active member of the research community in computing and engineering education as author, and conference chair for many high profile conferences such as the IEEE/ASEE Frontiers in Education and ACM ITiCSE.
The International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LaTiCE), March 21-24, 2013, Macau, China.
More than 60 leading researchers from around the globe will meet in Macau, China, in March to discuss future directions for higher education in Computing and Engineering. "This is an important initiative in response to the world need for engineers equipped to meet the challenges of the global engineering market. Not enough attention has been paid to fine tuning higher education to meet the needs of future generations of computing and engineering professionals as Asia develops, and increasingly takes a leading role in global development.", says Associate Professor Neena Thota from the University of St Joseph, Macau, Co-General Chair and host for this year's conference.
The high profile conference features a three day programme of keynote presentations, strategic meetings, and research presentations. Among the list of important speakers is Professor Roger Hadgraft of RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, who will deliver a keynote speech, "Reinventing the University". Ms. Du Yunying, a researcher at the Research Center for Higher Education has been named as representative of the National Institute of Education Sciences, Beijing, and is also expected to participate. She will give an address entitled "Research Trends of Higher Education in China".
In other sessions of the conference, researchers from China, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, Finland, and Sweden will debate how universities offering degrees in computing and engineering can draw upon their research to help improve the education of future engineers. "Excellence of higher education in these areas is crucial, and will affect the future success of computing and engineering companies. We are delighted to be able to gather such a diverse group of scholars to discuss how their research can contribute.", says Dr Anders Berglund of Uppsala University, the other conference Co-General Chair.
The conference programme is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, the University of St Joseph, Macau, and Uppsala University, Sweden. After stringent review by international experts, 22 research papers were selected for inclusion in the programme from among the 84 proposals submitted. In addition to these research papers the programme includes 14 work in progress and innovative practice papers, which were also stringently reviewed for relevance and significance to the field. The proceedings of the conference will be published by the IEEE Computer Society (www.computer.org) and can be accessed through the IEEE Digital Library, ieeexplore.ieee.org.
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More information about the conference and programme of activities can be found on the conference web site, www.usj.edu.mo/conferences/latice2013.
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The 2011 American Association for Engineering Education Plenary session was dedicated to research driven innovation in STEM disciplines.
You can read more about this event and access the research resources provided by the participants on the following link.