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5 Ways that edX could change Education

Marcello Pagano, a biostatistician, and E. Francis Cook Jr., an epidemiologist, will teach a course in their disciplines this fall, one of Harvard’s first on edX. “We draw people into this program who want to improve the health of the

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Before You Jump on the Bandwagon …

We are only starting to imagine the possible effects that massive open online courses and other innovative technologies will have on traditional higher education—but the immediate response has a disconcerting air of panic. The recent surge of interest in MOOC’s

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First Call for abstracts – SEFI Annual Conference 2013 -

From the birth of the European Society for Engineering Education – SEFI – in 1973 until now, higher education in general and engineering education in particular have developed in a revolutionary way. During the SEFI 2013 Annual Conference European leaders

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“Strategic Issues Facing Public Universities”

An ‘Ivory Tower’ enclave isolated from the ‘real world’ was a common, (though annoying) characterization of a university when I was a student. But a consequence of being “outside” of society was that universities were largely left alone when deciding

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“Global Partnerships: Drivers and Relationships”

A presentation by:  C. D. Mote, Jr. Regents Professor & Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering University of Maryland, College Park Presented before the Audience of: ASEE Global Symposium on Engineering Education Shanghai Jiao Tong University October 25, 2011

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The 19th KSEE Annual Conference and Engineering Education Festa 2012

Korean Society for Engineering Education(KSEE)—established in 1993 with the dual mission of cultivating engineering education and to facilitate associated technology transfer—has hosted its annual KSEE conference (19th KSEE Annual Conference) over November 22-23 in Ilsan, Korea (situated within the greater

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Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are the educational buzzwords of 2012. Media frenzy surrounds them and commercial interests have moved in. Sober analysis is overwhelmed by apocalyptic predictions that ignore the history of earlier educational technology fads. The paper describes

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SEFI 40th Annual Conference – Thessaloniki 2012 –

The 40th Annual Conference of SEFI was held in Thessaloniki on 23-26 September. It was organised by the Aristotle Uni­versity of Thessaloniki (Faculty of Civil Engineering) with the assistance of ARTION. 340 participants from 32 countries met in Greece during

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15th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2012) and 41st International Conference on Engineering Pedagogy

The conference was dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the founding of the International Society of Engineering Education (IGIP).

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Siemens Worldwide Presence

Siemens Worldwide Presence For more than 160 years, the name Siemens has been synonymous with internationality and worldwide presence. Today, Siemens is active in around 190 regions, occupying leading market and technology positions worldwide with its business activities in the

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