EDUCON2018 17-20 April, 2018, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

EDUCON2018 17-20 April, 2018, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Be careful when booking your workshops as some of them take place in parallel sessions:

Workshop Schedule


WS-1 180 min – 17-04-2018 – 3 p.m.

Using the Up to University Platform on the Education

Description

Up2U workshop will make the audience familiar with an advanced digital platform that has been developed in Up2U project (https://up2university.eu/). Up2U project’s goal is to bridge the gap between secondary schools and higher education & research by better integrating formal and informal learning scenarios and adapting both the technology and the methodology that students will most likely be facing in universities. Up2U is designing, developing and deploying a Next Generation Digital Learning Environment - NGDLE with existing components, where possible using open source software, that are glued together in a specific way. In contrast with the market leaders who obviously put their particular products in the centre of their universe, Up2U is putting the emphasis on interoperability, modularity and portability.

To provide the LMS component of the Up2U prototype, the Moodle platform was selected, as a very widely used and supported LMS, of which multiple partners in the project have experience. As well as good support for interoperability standards such as LTI and xAPI, Moodle has an extensive set of available core and third-party plugins which enable the user experience on both desktop and mobile devices to be customised and extended with a wide variety of features, giving us future scope to tailor what users see according to the learning scenarios we intend to cover. The tools that are currently integrated and they will be also demonstrated in the workshop are: Moodle (LMS), ownCloud (Doc Sharing), eduOER (Content Repository), PuMuKIT (Video Platform), Learning Locker (LRS), SeLCont (Synchronized eLearning Content ToolKit), Opencast (Educational Multimedia Content Management), (Recording), WebTUT (Tutoring Application), H5P (Content Creation and Sharing), Commonspaces (Common Spaces for collaborative learning).

The workshop will inform the community about what the Up2U platform offers to the education in high schools environment and will train them on the Up2U modular platform. The full functionality of the platform will be demonstrated during the workshop and a “hands on experience” will be available for an in depth platform understanding. The teachers will have the opportunity to work with the platform and to make their own experience with the different tools of the Up2U architecture. A user guide will be available to the audience for a better understating of the platform functionality. This will be a real experience, of using the Up2U platform.

Presenter(s)

Peter Szegedi (male) has a background in the telecommunications industry and lately he joined the leading ICT and networking organization of the public research and education sector GÉANT (formerly known as TERENA). GÉANT is a fundamental element of Europe’s e-infrastructure, delivering the pan-European GÉANT network for scientific excellence, research, education and innovation. Peter is the member of the Chief Community Support Office where he develops and manages the task forces, special interest groups and contributes to technical projects and strategic programmes, such as the Up to University (Up2U) Project. As the Senior Cloud Services Manager, he contributes to policy definition and implementation of the GÉANT Community Programme in the area of clouds and educational services support.

Dr. Mary Grammatikou (female) – is a Senior Researcher at the NETMODE laboratory of NTUA and Teaching Fellow at the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering of NTUA. She obtained her Diploma and the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, both from NTUA. Her main research interests lie in the areas of service management, SDN technologies and NFV architectures, security, network virtualisation, e-service architectures and cloud computing, while she has been involved in various relevant RTD projects (e.g. NOVI, Fed4FIRE, EFIPSANS, OpenLab, GN3, GN3PLUS, GN4). She has She has an extensive experience in software systems design & development and she has participated in many European projects. She has been member of the Technical Program Committees (TPCs) in several International Conferences (e.g. IEEE MENs, GlobeCom, CloudCom, SAM). She is a member of IEEE, TEE, WG7/TC48 Working Group and also of OGF, TM and DMT Forums.

Dr. Allan Third (male) – is a Research Associate in KMi. His research specialization is on ontologies and semantics, particularly with regard to natural language semantics and generation, and with a focus on healthcare and geographic domains. He has contributed to several projects of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Community, including VPH Share and CARRE. From 2008-2009 he worked on the Cancer Research UK-funded COSSAC project at the University of Oxford, heavily involved in a major overhaul of the TALLIS clinical decision support software, during which time he developed a novel theory of the semantics of vagueness based on argumentation logic. Since 2010, he was a key member of the EPSRC-funded SWAT (Semantic Web Authoring Tool) project, which has given him valuable experience in ontology verbalisation (generating controlled English text from Web ontology language (OWL)) and authoring. He has published in top conferences (including COLING, INLG and ISWC) and journals (e.g., the Notre-Dame Journal of Formal Logic), and edited a special issue of the journal Synthese.

Mr Ilias Hatzakis (male) – works, since 2001, with the Greek Research and Technology Network, responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of various European Research Projects (IST, FP7) and a number of national and interregional ICT Projects funded by the EC (Interreg, Structural Funds), in the fields of open education, e-learning, e-business and supercomputing. Recently he has been a task leader of the GEANT eduOER bub & portal service task and project responsible or coordinator of the (relevant to Up2U projects) of Open Discovery Space (A socially-powered and multilingual open learning infrastructure to boost the adoption of e-learning resources, http://opendiscoveryspace.eu/ CIP-Pilot Action), VOA3R (Virtual Open Access Agriculture & Aquaculture Repository: Sharing Scientific and Scholarly Research related to Agriculture, Food, and Environmentand, http://voa3r.eu/ ) and Organic Edunet (a Multilingual Federation of Learning Repositories with Quality Content for the Awareness and Education of European Youth about Organic Agriculture and Agroecolog, http://www.organic-edunet.eu/en/#/ ), on behalf of GRNET S.A. Before this he was the coordinator of the INTERREG interregional projects EVITA (http://evita-interreg4c.eu/) and ELISA (assist small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in South-East Europe, in gaining access to knowledge and the information society through close cooperation of academic and business communities at a transnational level) and a national coordinator of the e-business forum, the Greek consultation mechanism for e-business. Before 2001 he has worked as logistics manager in the manufacturing sector (L’Oreal Paris) and as advisor to the Greek Ministry of Development. He holds a Diploma of Engineer from the National Technical University of Athens (1990) and an MCs in Logistics Management from Universite IX Paris Dauphine (1991). He is also a member of the board of the ARIADNE Foundation (http://www.ariadne-eu.org) that interconnects learning repositories around Europe with more than 400,000 learning objects.

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WS-2 90 min – 17-04-2018 – 3 p.m.

How to Adapt Effective Teaching Tools from Other Disciplines for Engineering Classrooms

Description

It is surprising how many problems in education are common across fields while effective approaches of addressing them remain restricted to specific subjects or discipline areas, and are nearly unknown and unused in other areas. The goal of this workshop is to equip the participants with research-backed teaching tools from different disciplines. The target audience includes both educators who are just beginning to explore the methods for increasing efficiency of their instruction and are looking for an introduction to active learning techniques, and experienced instructors who would like to enrich their teaching approach with techniques from other disciplines.

This is a general-interest half-day workshop for engineering educators of undergraduate, graduate, and high-school levels and for all experience levels with active learning. No special equipment is needed, and advance preparation is optional: in order to maximize the effect of the workshop, participants are encouraged to inquire about a field of study different from the one that they teach and familiarize themselves with the teaching methods used in that field. Printed and electronic version of learning materials, and references to cited sources will be provided.

  • Introduction, which highlights the common problems in engineering education and common approaches to solving them.
  • Presentation of several fields from which engineering educators can borrow standard and simple efficient teaching tools, and practical advice on implementation. Tentatively, these fields include:
    • Sciences and engineering disciplines (process-oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL), concept inventory, peer instruction)
    • Language education (blended learning, mother tongue mirroring, integrated skill teaching)
    • Studio arts (portfolio building, critique and observation sessions, studios)
    • Humanities (collaborative learning)
  • Practicum, in which participants begin development or redesign of the learning materials for their own discipline, followed by a discussion of their experience.
  • Discussion of online transfer and scalability issues.

Presenter(s)

Anastasia Kurdia, Ph.D. is a Professor of Practice of Computer Science and Undergraduate Coordinator for Computer Science at the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane University, USA, where interdisciplinarity is highly emphasized in Computer Science education.

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WS-3 90 min – 17-04-2018 – 3 p.m.

Driving Lights Through Robotic Educational

Description

Robotic education is becoming very popular these days. Simple robots are being used within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education as a powerful tool which eases the way to teach STEM knowledge. Additionally, Robotics also provide an attractive manner to transform concepts that are perceived by students as boring into an amusing learning process.

Along this workshop, a multiplatform educational content is deployed framed in STEM and robotics. The first educational tool is Scratch which is provided and maintained by the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Education division. The second educational platform is Crumble, an easy-to-use programmable controller which is provided and maintained by Redfern Electronics UK. At least, but not the less important educational tool, Arduino is used an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. These three educational tools are used to deploy a simple example of robotic application, a traffic semaphore.

As part of the workshop, a discussion will be opened with the aim of exchanging impressions and getting feedback from the attendees. The discussion is focused on how educational robotics can be good to motivate young students to basics disciplines, as mathematics and physics.

Presenter(s)

Pedro Plaza is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering at the ETSII (Industrial Engineering School) of the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED). He received the M.Sc. degree from the ETSII (Industrial Engineering School) of the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED), Madrid, Spain, in 2013. Also, he has an Industrial Engineering degree of the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M), in 2010. He is currently R&D Project Engineer at Siemens Rail Automation. Pedro Plaza is Editorial Board Member in International Journal of Automation and Robotic Technology in Inderscience. He is the author of several publications in prestigious conferences. Pedro Plaza has collaborated on several research projects. He is a member of the IEEE, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the IEEE Education Society the IEEE Young Professionals and IEEE Women in Engineering. Also, he is robotics co-coordinator in the IEEE student branch of UNED.

Dr Elio Sancristobal has a doctoral engineering degree from the ETSII (Industrial Engineering School) of the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED), 2010. Also, he has a Computer Science Engineering degree by the Salamanca Pontifical University (UPS), Madrid, 2002 and he has a Technical Engineering degree in computer networks (UPS), Madrid 1998. He has worked for the University Distance Education Institute (IUED) from UNED. Nowadays is working as assistant professor in the Electrical, Electronic and Control department from UNED. He is the author of several publications in prestigious journals and conferences. Dr. Elio Sancristobal has collaborated on several research projects. He is a member of the IEEE and the IEEE Education Society.

Dr German Carro Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED), Madrid, Spain, 2014. Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, specialization in Telematics Engineering, Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED), Madrid, Spain., 2012. Technical Engineering on Computer Science, (UNED), Madrid, Spain, 2010. Master’s Degree in Finance and Tax Administration, Universidad de A Coruña (UDC) and Escuela de Hacienda Pública (EHP), A Coruña, Spain, 1997. Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, (UDC), A Coruña, Spain, 1996. Area of interest. Remote laboratories and its development and implementation, robotics, IoT y computer safety and data protection, as well as the integration of all the above in different fields of the society: education, household, commercial, medical and social. He is the author of several publications in prestigious journals and conferences. Dr. German Carro has collaborated on several research projects. He is a member of the IEEE, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Education Society.

Dr. Manuel Castro, Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor in the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED) has a doctoral industrial engineering degree from the ETSII/UPM, is expert in Applications of Simulation and Electronics in Remote Engineering and in Technology Enhanced Learning. Has been ViceRector and is Director of the Department at the UNED. He co-chaired the conference FIE 2014 (Frontiers in Education Conference) in Madrid, Spain, by the IEEE and the ASEE as well as TAEE 2010, EDUCON 2010, REV 2016, EDUNINE 2017 and in 2018 of the EDUCON 2018 and LWMOOCs V. He is Fellow member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), President Emeritus of the IEEE Education Society and is Director-Elect of the IEEE Division VI. He has been awarded with the Meritorious Service Award at the IEEE EDUCON 2011 and IEEE EDUNINE 2017, the IEEE Education Society Awards: Distinguished Chapter Leadership, Edwin C. Jones, Jr. Meritorious Service and Distinguished Member, as well as the TAEE Professional Life Award, the IEEE Spanish Section Recognition Award and the Nicola Tesla Chain of the IGIP International Society. Is Honour Ambassador of Madrid Convention Bureau, co-editor of IEEE-RITA and member of the Board of the Spanish International Solar Energy Society (ISES).

Manuel Blazquez is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering at the ETSII (Industrial Engineering School) of the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED). He has an Industrial Engineering degree of the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED), Madrid, Spain, in 2008. He is the author of several publications in prestigious conferences. Professor of Secondary Education since 1996 in the area of Technology at the "Ramiro de Maeztu" Institute in Madrid. Awarded as the best final year project 2009 by the Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and by the Ministry of innovation for the work "Semiautomatic creation of educational objects and meta-analysis of Applied Technologies to the Teaching of electronics "sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. In 2016 has received the recognition to the Teaching Excellence in the University Antonio de Nebrija. Manuel Blazquez has collaborated on several research projects. He is a member of the IEEE and the IEEE Education Society.

Dr. Aruquia Peixoto is an Assistant Professor at CEFET/RJ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has a B.S. in Mathematics from UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), a M.S. in Engineering of Computing and Systems from COPPE/UFRJ and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from PUC/RJ, all these institutions are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and are some of the best universities in Brazil. She worked in the implementation of the State University of Roraima in the extreme north of Brazil, in 2006. She advised undergraduate students in scientific projects in UERJ (State University of Rio de Janeiro), where she win four prizes, co-advising the students with Paulo Rogerio Sabini, two prizes in UERJ, one as best work of Mathematics and the other as one of three best works in the technological field, and she have two national honorable mentions in student projects presentations in the Jornadas de Inicação Científica organized by IMPA (National Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics). She is member of the ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee since 2013, member of the SIGGRAPH Asia Symposium on Education Committee since 2016 and 2017, and co-organized the meetings Women in CG during the SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia Conferences, organized the meeting Girls in STEM in SIGGRAPH Asia 2016, and a round table Women in Engineering: Issues and Perspectives at the IEEE EDUCON 2017. During the year 2016 to 2017 she was visiting faculty at University of Kansas.


Pedro Plaza and Aruquia Peixoto will lead the workshop.

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WS-4 90 min – 17-04-2018 – 3 p.m.

A Practical Approach for Teaching Model Driven Software Development – A Pleading for the “from Scratch Approach”

Description

A didactic approach into teaching model-driven software development (MDSD) is proposed in this workshop. The main idea is to focus on conveying underlying concepts, rather than managing a concrete tool or presenting a purely theoretical approach, when teaching MDSD. This objective shall be reached by the development of a simple code generator by the students, instead of using a concrete tool like Eclipse-EMF or Rational Rhapsody.

For this reason the whole process from graphical modeling to the actual code generation is traversed twice. In the first stage, the process is started at the back end (code generation), and worked successively to the front end. This way, the students see the result at the beginning (the source code generated) and can easily derive the necessity and capability of the upstream components. This derivation of requirements for upstream components is achieved by extending the initial task covering code generation. At the end of the first stage, a complete execution chain exists from modeling with an external UML modeling tool to several transformation steps, to the generation and formatting of the source code. The second stage is aimed at extending the code generator with additional capabilities, such as inheritance or supporting other UML diagram types, such as state transition diagrams. Contrary to the first stage, it proceeds in the other direction. In other words, the extensions are made starting from the output of the UML modeling tool to the meta-model, to code generation by templates.

Presenter(s)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schmidt is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Business Information Systems of the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (Germany). He is lecturing in the fields of database information systems, Big Data, data analytics and model-driven software development. Additionally, he is a senior research fellow in computer science at the Institute for Applied Computer Science of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). His research focuses on database technology, knowledge extraction from unstructured data/text, Big Data, and generative programming. Dr. Schmidt has numerous publications in the field of database technology and information extraction. He also regularly gives tutorials on international conferences in the field of Big Data related topics and model driven software development.

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WS-5 90 min – 17-04-2018 – 3 p.m.

Designing and Conducting Jupyter Notebook Competitions

Description

We have held numerous coding competitions in where students race to solve a series of coding problems. The winners of these competitions have been awarded portable computers, Pads, and other prizes donated by local sponsors. These competitions have been extended to support features such as automated mentor assignment where participants are assigned another participant to mentor as soon as they have solved all their own problems. This mentor assignment has been shown to reduce the completion times between the 25th and 75th percentile participants while not negatively impacting the ability to identify the top three to five participants who might be eligible for prizes. More recently, these events have been extended to support the Jupyter notebook environment used in many MOOCs and by different university programs ranging from psychology to economics to engineering. In these Jupyter notebook-based competitions, students solve problems in a Jupyter notebook environment similar to what they are likely to see in university assignments. These Jupyter notebooks also allow instructions, pictures, diagrams, and animations to be included with problems.

In this workshop, we will work through the steps required to create and conduct a Jupyter notebook-based competition and how these competitions can be incorporated into live classroom sessions to enhance discussion, collaboration, and mentorship.

Presenter(s)

Dr. Chris Boesch is an Associate Professor (Education) and Deputy Director of the National University of Singapore’s Institute for the Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology (ALSET). With over twenty years of experience in engineering and management roles at leading global technology firms, Chris oversees many of ALSET’s analytics and technology initiatives. Prior to joining ALSET, he spent 6 years as an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Singapore Management University, where he designed, developed and taught courses on cloud computing and big data analytics. Chris holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University and a PhD in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University. Chris has designed and conducted numerous National Infocomm Competitions in Singapore where he has help thousands of students to begin their journeys to develop future-ready skills. Chris is also a former US Marine with 6 granted US patents. 

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WS-6 90 min – 17-04-2018 – 4:30 p.m.

Integrating and Assessing Professional and Leadership Elements in the Engineering Curriculum

Description

The goal of this workshop is to provide engineering educators with techniques to integrate, teach, and assess professional and leadership elements in a typical engineering curriculum while building related assessment instruments and continuously improving the experience. Focus is on elements like: Engineering ethics and social responsibility, sustainability concepts and practices, life-long learning, and knowledge of contemporary issues, as well as common leadership elements. Some of these elements are usually required by accreditation standards, to be integrated and assessed within the engineering curriculum. The workshop will also allow participants to engage in active learning and discuss their own issues while attempting planning their offering of these elements to deliver at their respective institutions.

Main topics:

  • Professional and leadership elements in engineering
  • Methods of including professional and leadership elements in the curriculum
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Planning the delivery
  • Sharing experiences

Target Group: The workshop is open to all engineering and computing educators and administrators, as well as practicing professional engineers and computing personnel.

Workshop Activities: Lectures, discussions, design and planning of material, short presentations.

Presenter(s)

Nael Barakat is currently a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University – Kingsville, TX. USA. He is also a professionally registered engineer in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Barakat is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the immediate past chair of the Division of Engineering Ethics at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Barakat expertise and interest is in the areas of Mechatronics, Control, Robotics, Nanotechnology Education, and Automation, as well as Engineering Ethics, Professionalism, Leadership, and Education. He has taught numerous courses and modules, delivered workshops and seminars, and developed research on different professional and educational engineering topics, including: ethics, professionalism, and leadership. 

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WS-7 90 min – 17-04-2018 – 4:30 p.m.

Inclusion and Integration of Students with Robotics

Description

Robotics and computational thinking are ideal tools for developing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) pedagogy. Nowadays, robotic education tools arise with the aim of promoting the innovation and the motivation of the students during the learning process. Robots are becoming more common in our daily life; thus, it is important to integrate robots at all levels of our society.

This workshop is focused on presenting Raspberry Pi as enhancer of educational robotics. The first step is presenting robotics as a tool for promoting the inclusion and integration of students. A Workshop background and overview is also provided. The third part propose different setups to prepare a Raspberry Pi for remote activities and robotics using Arduino as hardware interface. The last but not the least is an open discussion with the aim of exchanging impressions and getting feedback from the attendees.

Presenter(s)

Dr. Aruquia Peixoto is an Assistant Professor at CEFET/RJ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has a B.S. in Mathematics from UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), a M.S. in Engineering of Computing and Systems from COPPE/UFRJ and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from PUC/RJ, all these institutions are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and are some of the best universities in Brazil. She worked in the implementation of the State University of Roraima in the extreme north of Brazil, in 2006. She advised undergraduate students in scientific projects in UERJ (State University of Rio de Janeiro), where she win four prizes, co-advising the students with Paulo Rogerio Sabini, two prizes in UERJ, one as best work of Mathematics and the other as one of three best works in the technological field, and she have two national honorable mentions in student projects presentations in the Jornadas de Inicação Científica organized by IMPA (National Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics). She is member of the ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee since 2013, member of the SIGGRAPH Asia Symposium on Education Committee since 2016 and 2017, and co-organized the meetings Women in CG during the SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia Conferences, organized the meeting Girls in STEM in SIGGRAPH Asia 2016, and a round table Women in Engineering: Issues and Perspectives at the IEEE EDUCON 2017. During the year 2016 to 2017 she was visiting faculty at University of Kansas.

Pedro Plaza is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering at the ETSII (Industrial Engineering School) of the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED). He received the M.Sc. degree from the ETSII (Industrial Engineering School) of the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED), Madrid, Spain, in 2013. Also, he has an Industrial Engineering degree of the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M), in 2010. He is currently R&D Project Engineer at Siemens Rail Automation. Pedro Plaza is Editorial Board Member in International Journal of Automation and Robotic Technology in Inderscience. He is the author of several publications in prestigious conferences. Pedro Plaza has collaborated on several research projects. He is a member of the IEEE, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the IEEE Education Society the IEEE Young Professionals and IEEE Women in Engineering. Also, he is robotics co-coordinator in the IEEE student branch of UNED.

Dr. Manuel Castro, Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor in the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED) has a doctoral industrial engineering degree from the ETSII/UPM, is expert in Applications of Simulation and Electronics in Remote Engineering and in Technology Enhanced Learning. Has been ViceRector and is Director of the Department at the UNED. He co-chaired the conference FIE 2014 (Frontiers in Education Conference) in Madrid, Spain, by the IEEE and the ASEE as well as TAEE 2010, EDUCON 2010, REV 2016, EDUNINE 2017 and in 2018 of the EDUCON 2018 and LWMOOCs V. He is Fellow member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), President Emeritus of the IEEE Education Society and is Director-Elect of the IEEE Division VI. He has been awarded with the Meritorious Service Award at the IEEE EDUCON 2011 and IEEE EDUNINE 2017, the IEEE Education Society Awards: Distinguished Chapter Leadership, Edwin C. Jones, Jr. Meritorious Service and Distinguished Member, as well as the TAEE Professional Life Award, the IEEE Spanish Section Recognition Award and the Nicola Tesla Chain of the IGIP International Society. Is Honour Ambassador of Madrid Convention Bureau, co-editor of IEEE-RITA and member of the Board of the Spanish International Solar Energy Society (ISES).

Manuel Blazquez is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering at the ETSII (Industrial Engineering School) of the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED). He has an Industrial Engineering degree of the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED), Madrid, Spain, in 2008. He is the author of several publications in prestigious conferences. Professor of Secondary Education since 1996 in the area of Technology at the "Ramiro de Maeztu" Institute in Madrid. Awarded as the best final year project 2009 by the Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and by the Ministry of innovation for the work "Semiautomatic creation of educational objects and meta-analysis of Applied Technologies to the Teaching of electronics "sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. In 2016 has received the recognition to the Teaching Excellence in the University Antonio de Nebrija. Manuel Blazquez has collaborated on several research projects. He is a member of the IEEE and the IEEE Education Society.

Dr Sergio Martin was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1980. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED), Madrid, Spain, in 2010. He has worked as an Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Industrial School of UNED, since 2007. Since 2002, he has participated in the department’s national and international research projects. Dr. Martin became an Advisory Board member of the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Education Society in 2009 and of the IEEE Technology Management Council of Spain in 2010. He has received two best thesis awards and four best paper awards.

Dr Elio Sancristobal has a doctoral engineering degree from the ETSII (Industrial Engineering School) of the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED), 2010. Also, he has a Computer Science Engineering degree by the Salamanca Pontifical University (UPS), Madrid, 2002 and he has a Technical Engineering degree in computer networks (UPS), Madrid 1998. He has worked for the University Distance Education Institute (IUED) from UNED. Nowadays is working as assistant professor in the Electrical, Electronic and Control department from UNED. He is the author of several publications in prestigious journals and conferences. Dr. Elio Sancristobal has collaborated on several research projects. He is a member of the IEEE and the IEEE Education Society.

Dr German Carro Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED), Madrid, Spain, 2014. Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, specialization in Telematics Engineering, Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED), Madrid, Spain., 2012. Technical Engineering on Computer Science, (UNED), Madrid, Spain, 2010. Master’s Degree in Finance and Tax Administration, Universidad de A Coruña (UDC) and Escuela de Hacienda Pública (EHP), A Coruña, Spain, 1997. Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, (UDC), A Coruña, Spain, 1996. Area of interest. Remote laboratories and its development and implementation, robotics, IoT y computer safety and data protection, as well as the integration of all the above in different fields of the society: education, household, commercial, medical and social. He is the author of several publications in prestigious journals and conferences. Dr. German Carro has collaborated on several research projects. He is a member of the IEEE, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Education Society.


Aruquia Peixoto and Pedro Plaza will lead the workshop.

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WS-8 90 min – 17-04-2018 – 4:30 p.m.

Evaluation of Experimental Activities

Description

The main goal of this Workshop is to make the participants aware of the relevance of evaluation as a tool to improve the pedagogical efficiency of teachers’ design of experimental activities.

A methodology of evaluation of conceptual knowledge gain and of motivational factors will be presented. Participants will be able to engage in some traditional experimental hands-on activity or even use haptic device interacting with virtual replicas and augmented reality applications, following a pedagogical strategy closely linked to the evaluation methodology.

Presenter(s)

Diana Urbano has a degree and a PhD in Theoretical Physics. She has research in the area of Particle Physics, having published papers in renowned journals in the area. She is Auxiliary Professor at the Engineering Physics Department of the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP), where she lectures undergraduate Physics in several Engineering Masters Programs. She has been recently integrated in the System Integration and Process Automation Research Unit (UISPA) of the Associated Laboratory for Energy, Transports and Aeronautics (LAETA-INEGI/U.PORTO). Her research activities there are related with data analysis collected using devices developed at UISPA. These online available instrumented devices focus in health area as well as experimentation and the data analysis tools are used both in rehabilitation health area as well as in engineering education. In the context of this work she has published several conference papers and has been awarded with 2 prizes in education. She has participated in national and international projects. She frequently delivers workshops and training courses in higher education pedagogy for faculty of different universities in Portugal.

Maria Teresa Restivo has a degree in Solid State Physics and a PhD in Engineering Sciences. Her research and teaching activities are accomplished within the Automation, Instrumentation and Control Group of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP), and within the System Integration and Process Automation Research Unit (UISPA) of the Associated Laboratory for Energy, Transports and Aeronautics (LAETA-INEGI/U.PORTO). These activities are related with sensors developments and applications, development of online available instrumented devices focused in health area as well as experimentation, as a part of IoT and, therefore, the use of emergent technologies in training and in education. She is author of articles, book chapters and books. She has been awarded prizes in education and in R&D areas. She has been project leader and team member at national and international levels. She has supervised a number of theses. She has five patents, two already licensed and two pending. She is coordinator of the System Integration and Process Automation Research Unit within LAETA-INEGI. She is member of the FEUP Scientific Board. She is institutional member of Global Online Laboratory Consortium (GOLC) and Executive Committee member of the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE), individual and institutional Member of the VIT@LIS network, ELTF Task Force - EUNIS (European University Information Systems Organization) and NeReLa Network. She is executive member of International Society for Engineering Pedagogy 2010 -, at the present as Past President. She has the International Engineering Educator (ING-PAED IGIP) qualification.

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WS-9 90 min – 19-04-2018 – 19:30 a.m.

Development of Computing Competencies and the CC2020 Project

Description

This workshop intends to contribute to the development of the Computing Curricula 2020 (CC2020) project to help formulate sets of disciplinary relevant competencies in the context of computing. Through brainstorming activities, participants can develop competencies relative to the CC2020 project as reflected by curricular and related documents. The workshop objective is to ensure that the pending CC2020 report provides forward-looking summaries of educational outcomes formulated in terms of functional competencies within the global context of computing education.

Having knowledge alone is not sufficient for a practicing computing professional. Therefore, for the purposes of this workshop, it is useful to understand that Competency = Knowledge + Skill + Disposition

In this case. knowledge refers to a proficiency in core concepts and content of a discipline, skill refers to capabilities and strategies that develop over time, and disposition refers to the socio-emotional skills, behaviors, and attitudes that characterize professional practice.

The goals of this workshop are to enhance awareness of the development of the Computing Curricula 2020 (CC2020) project, to discuss the meaning of competencies vis-à-vis the use of learning outcomes in the context of computing, and to engage in active dialogue to formulate competencies relative to the CC2020 project. After summarizing the aspirations of the CC2020 project and discussing the role of competencies, the facilitators and the participants will explore ways to identify competencies within the CC2020 setting. The facilitators encourage lively audience input and viewpoints through group discussions and vigorous dialogue.

Presenter(s)

John Impagliazzo (Hofstra University) is a member of the steering committee of the CC2020 project. He was chair of the steering committee that produced the computer engineering curricular report (CE2016) and was a principal co-author of the committee that produced the CE2004 report. He was an active member of the CC2005 project, allowing him to be a valued contributor to the CC2020 project. He is also a member of the committee of a parallel project for information technology (IT2017). John is an IEEE Fellow, an IEEE Life Member, a CSAB Fellow, and an ACM Distinguished Educator.

Arnold Neville Pears (Uppsala University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden) is a member of the steering committee of the CC2020 project. He has extensive curriculum development experience, has served on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society (2012-2014), and is member at large of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Education Society (2018-2020). He currently has a dual appointment between Uppsala and KTH universities as Professor of Computer Science in Computing Education Research and as Professor of Engineering Education, respectively.

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WS-10 180 min – 19-04-2018 – 3 p.m.

Publishing Your Scholarship in the IEEE Transactions on Education
(2 sessions)

Description

Session A: Scholarship in engineering education is shifting and authors seeking to publish their work in engineering education must be prepared to address changing expectations for scholarship. The workshop first introduces expectations for scholarship in a developing field. Second, the session presents the three areas of scholarship proposed by Ernest Boyer. Participants in this workshop session will learn characteristics of manuscripts appropriate for each area of scholarship:

  • Scholarship of Discovery
  • Scholarship of Application
  • Scholarship of Integration.

Session B: Scholarship in engineering education is shifting and authors seeking to publish their work in engineering education must be prepared to address changing expectations for scholarship. Participants in this workshop session will explore how to address review criteria for each area of scholarship:

  • Scholarship of Discovery
  • Scholarship of Application
  • Scholarship of Integration.

Review criteria that are especially important for the Scholarship of Application include relevance, intended outcomes, application/instructional design, and findings. Analysis of manuscripts submitted to the IEEE Transactions on Education over the past 30 months suggest that authors struggle with how to address these review criteria. The intent of the workshop is to help authors and potential authors prepare manuscripts that address the expectations for publishing scholarship in engineering education in the IEEE Transactions on Education.

Presenter(s)

Jeffrey E. Froyd is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Education in the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. He served as Project Director for the Foundation Coalition, an NSF Engineering Education Coalition in which six institutions systematically renewed, assessed, and institutionalized integrated undergraduate engineering curricula, and shared their results with the engineering education community. He co-created the Integrated, First-Year Curriculum in Science, Engineering and Mathematics at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, which was recognized in 1997 with a Hesburgh Award Certificate of Excellence. He has authored or co-authored over 70 papers on engineering education in areas including change in STEM education, faculty development, and curricular innovation. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Education, a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal on Engineering Education, an associate editor for the International Journal on STEM Education, an ABET EAC Commissioner, an IEEE Fellow, and an ASEE Fellow.

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WSIN-1 90 min – 17-04-2018 – 3 p.m.

How to Design and Implement an Internet of Things Node in 90 Minutes (or less)

Description

Context: By 2020 there will be 50 Billion devices connected to the internet (MIT, 2017). More and more institutions are implementing IoT courses as part of their curriculum (Class Central, 2017; MIT, 2017; UC San Diego, 2017).

The proposed workshop will introduce attendees to available development kits suitable for education and will include a hands-on lab to create and program a BLE enabled development kit thus creating a simple IoT node.

Purpose or Goal: Present a hands-on workshop in which attendees create their own IoT node using the CY8CKIT-145 development board with BLE and the PSoC Creator IDE.

Approach: In addition to the above, this instructor-led workshop will include a high-level overview of the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) stack, and walk the attendees through the creation of a BLE application that can communicate with Apple or Android smart phones and tablets.

Actual or Anticipated Outcomes: Each attendee will receive a BLE enabled development kit and software IDE and will leave the workshop with a working BLE application.

Background Knowledge: No specialized knowledge is required, however knowledge of embedded system design, IoT, and design IDE is a plus. Attendees should have a Windows 7 or better laptop. (MACs with VMWare etc. will also work).

Presenter(s)

Patrick Kane is the director of the Cypress University Alliance Program (CUA) at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. The Cypress University Alliance Program is dedicated to partnering with academia to ensure that professors and students have access to the latest Cypress technology for use in education and research. Mr. Kane joined Cypress to create a university program at in July 2006. Before joining Cypress, Mr. Kane spent over 13 years at Xilinx in a variety of technical and marketing roles including Applications Engineering, Aerospace, High Reliability, Automotive, Technical Training Manager, and managed the Xilinx University Program (XUP) from 1998 through 2002. Prior to Xilinx, Mr. Kane spent a number of years at Advanced Micro Devices and Lattice Semiconductor Inc. He holds ASEET, BSEE, and MBA degrees and has authored numerous articles and conference papers. Mr. Kane is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational technology.

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Important Dates

21 Oct 2017- Abstract submission for main conference,
- Proposals for Special Sessions
30 Oct 2017Invitation to submit complete papers for main conference
20 Nov 2017- Complete paper upload for accepted abstracts (main conference),
- Submission of Panel and Workshop proposals,
- Submission of complete papers for Special Sessions (no abstracts)
22 Dec 2017Notification of Acceptance
02 Feb 2018- Author registration and payment,
- Camera-ready submission for all submission types
17 Apr 2018Pre-conference Workshops
18 Apr 2018Conference Opening

Contact

EDUCON Clearing house
info@educon-conference.org

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