ITs in Engineering Education: Joining Efforts Between SPEE and IGIP
Alberto Cardoso, Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra ; Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, GILT - Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto ; Fern de Magalh, Departamento de Engenharia Qu ; Pedro Neto, Setubal Polytechnic Institute ; M. Rasteiro, University of Coimbra ; M. Restivo, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto ; Danilo G. Zutin, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences ; Bill Williams, Setubal Polytechnic Institute
The International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP) and The Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (SPEE), the first being the oldest European Society for Engineering Education in Europe and the second the very young Society for Engineering Education in Portugal, have been intensifying the collaboration between the two societies as well as the exchange and dissemination of information about their relevant activities, whilst promoting understanding and cooperation between their respective members. One possible way is to create joint working groups, open to the members of both societies, on common topics of interest. In fact, both societies already kicked off this activity. The first initiative happened during the 1st World Engineering Education Flash Week (WEE), Lisbon, 2011. The SPEE-IGIP Flash Moment was a one day event integrated in the main Conference, which was dedicated to “Information & Communication Technologies in Engineering Education”.ITs allow the development of different teaching strategies which contribute to enhance the learning outcomes of students. ITs are also particularly suited to develop Life Long Learning tools, in a broad range of Engineering subjects, either open to the general market or oriented to a very specific public.Examples of teaching strategies involving ITs have been addressed during the Flash Moment SPEE-IGIP which took place during WEE, and some are described in detail in the present work.
Cardoso, A., Vaz de Carvalho, C., de Magalh, F., Neto, P., Rasteiro, M., Restivo, M., G. Zutin, D. & Williams, B. (2012). ITs in Engineering Education: Joining Efforts Between SPEE and IGIP. International Association of Online Engineering.