2020 | IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)

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2020 | IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)

27 – 30 April 2020
(originally scheduled Porto, Portugal)
Location: Virtual

Date and Venue
IEEE EDUCON 2020 will be organized by the University of Coimbra, University of Porto and Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal. The event will be held on the Polytechnic of Porto – School of Engineering, April 28-30th, 2020. Several pre-conference workshops will be held on April 27th, 2020.

EDUCON 2020 will be focused on “Engineering Education for the Future in a Multicultural and Smart World”.

The IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) 2020 is the eleventh in a series of conferences that rotate among central locations in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East, and North Africa). EDUCON is the flagship conference of the IEEE Education Society.

This highly interactive session will present multiple perspectives on measuring what is fundamentally difficult, to measure: Learning. Our best assessment practices and instruments must rely on indirect behavioral evidence that students are acquiring, integrating, and manipulating the content and skills we consider essential to our chosen disciplines. In light of this, how can we get the most accurate picture of what’s going on inside our students’ heads? What technological advances can we employ to increase the validity and reliability of these measures? Dr. Keith Willey and Dr. Susan Zvacek, both experienced educators and researchers, will discuss these topics (and more) in an engaging presentation format that welcomes input and questions from audience members.

The Interviewee

Associate Professor Keith Willey is the Leader of the Integrated Engineering Program, Co-director of the Faculty of Engineering Educational Innovation Unit and the Professor in Engineering Leadership Education at the University of Sydney, Australia. He began his academic career after 20 years in the Broadcast and Telecommunications industry. He has previously held engineering academic positions at the University of New South Wales and the University of Technology Sydney.

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