Teaching and Training for Global Engineering

Author: Kirk St. Amant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119084280
Release Date: 2016-03-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Provides a foundation for understanding a range of linguistic, cultural, and technological factors to effectively practice international communication in a variety of professional communication arenas An in-depth analysis of how cultural factors influence translation, document design, and visual communication A review of approaches for addressing the issue of international communication in a range of classes and training sessions A summary of strategies for engaging in effective e-learning in international contexts A synopsis of how to incorporate emerging media into international teaching and training practices

Global Inequalities and Higher Education

Author: Elaine Unterhalter
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230365087
Release Date: 2010-06-16
Genre: Education

Examines how higher education has contributed to widening inequalities and might contribute to change. By exploring questions of access, finance and pedagogy, it considers global higher education as a space for understanding the promises and pressures associated with competing demands for economic growth, equity, sustainability and democracy.

Development Challenges South South Solutions April 2013 Issue

Author: David South, Writer
Publisher: DSConsulting
Release Date: 2013-04-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Development Challenges, South-South Solutions is the monthly e-newsletter of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation in UNDP (www.southerninnovator.org). It has been published every month since 2006. Its sister publication, Southern Innovator magazine, has been published since 2011. Contact the Office to receive a copy of the new global magazine Southern Innovator. Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are out now and are about innovators in mobile phones and information technology, youth and entrepreneurship, agribusiness and food security, cities and urbanization and waste and recycling. Why not consider sponsoring or advertising in an issue of Southern Innovator? Or work with us on an insert or supplement of interest to our readers? Follow @SouthSouth1.

Using Technology Tools to Innovate Assessment Reporting and Teaching Practices in Engineering Education

Author: Alam, Firoz
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466650121
Release Date: 2014-01-31
Genre: Education

Many can now conclude that utilizing educational technologies can be considered the primary tools to inspire students to learn. Combining these technologies with the best teaching and learning practices can engage in creativity and imagination in the engineering field. Using Technology Tools to Innovate Assessment, Reporting, and Teaching Practices in Engineering Education highlights the lack of understanding of teaching and learning with technology in higher education engineering programs while emphasizing the important use of this technology. This book aims to be essential for professors, graduate, and undergraduate students in the engineering programs interested learning the appropriate use of technological tools.

International Virtual Teams

Author: Marilynn B. Brewer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118339008
Release Date: 2015-05-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Dr. Brewer presents a complete guide to international virtual team communication with the most up-to-date research developments in the engineering workplace on a global scale, and a problem-solving approach to using and communicating in virtual teams. Presents guidelines heavily based on empirical data Application of virtual team communication guidelines to the field of engineering Provides strategies and sample projects for teaching

Educating the Engineer for the 21st Century

Author: D. Weichert
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306483943
Release Date: 2007-05-08
Genre: Science

Upspeeding technological evolution and globalisation characterise today’s and future lives of engineers. It is vital for all institutions involved in engineering education to keep pace and to anticipate future needs. The herein presented collection of papers results from the Workshop on Global Engineering Education (GEE’3) which took place at Aachen University of Technology, 18 – 20 October 2000. In this meeting more than 150 specialists from 25 countries discussed the topic “Educating the Engineer for the Century”. Which role to attribute to non-technical qualifications? How to integrate ethical aspects in education? Do we have to define international standards in education? What about quality control? What is the potential of new media for knowledge transfer? How to organise lifelong learning for engineers? - These are some of the questions discussed among representatives of industries, educational institutions, politicians and individuals during this meeting. According to the sessions of the workshop, the book is subdivided into chapters covering the areas “Role of the Global Engineer in Meeting the Challenges of Society in the Century”, ”Internationality and Interdisciplinarity”, “Engineering Education in Emerging Economies”, “European Bachelor and Master Programmes”, “Developing Personal Skills to be a Global Engineer”. Three chapters deal with successful practice in engineering education covering the topics “Programmes, Curricula and Evaluation”, “Educational Concepts”, and “University-Industry Partnership, Design Projects”.

Cross Cultural Design for IT Products and Services

Author: Pei-Luen Patrick Rau
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439838747
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Computers

With the increase of globalization of business and industry, IT products and services are often produced and marketed across geographical cultural boundaries without adequate consideration of culture. There is a high probability that IT products and services developed in one country may not be effectively used in another country, which may hinder their market penetration, sales, and use. Based on research and practice, Cross-Cultural Design for IT Products and Services provides a resource for human factors engineers, designers, and marketing professionals who define and develop IT products and services for the global market. With its extensive review of cross-cultural theory and cross-cultural design literature, it is also a resource for those who are interested in research on cross-cultural design. The book presents an overview of the dimensions of culture that have implications for human information processing and affective response. It examines a set of user interface design guidelines grouped into five areas: language, use of color, icons and images, navigation, and information architecture. Also, it addresses physical ergonomics and anthropometry issues. The text translates theory and guidelines into a practical methodology and discusses how to integrate methods of cross-cultural design into a standard engineering process for product development. The authors review and reappraise theories, models, principles, and techniques for design of IT products and services that will be marketed globally. They provide guidelines for user interface design across North American, Asian, and other cultures. Applying the guidelines within the methodological framework provided will enhance the usability and effectiveness of the IT product or service, and contribute to greater user satisfaction, increased productivity, higher sales, and lower product support costs.

What is Global Engineering Education For

Author: Gary Lee Downey
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 9781608455447
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Global engineering offers the seductive image of engineers figuring out how to optimize work through collaboration and mobility. Its biggest challenge to engineers, however, is more fundamental and difficult: to better understand what they know and value qua engineers and why. This volume reports an experimental effort to help sixteen engineering educators produce "personal geographies" describing what led them to make risky career commitments to international and global engineering education. The contents of their diverse trajectories stand out in extending far beyond the narrower image of producing globally-competent engineers. Their personal geographies repeatedly highlight experiences of incongruence beyond home countries that provoked them to see themselves and understand their knowledge differently. The experiences were sufficiently profound to motivate them to design educational experiences that could provoke engineering students in similar ways. For nine engineers, gaining new international knowledge challenged assumptions that engineering work and life are limited to purely technical practices, compelling explicit attention to broader value commitments. For five non-engineers and two hybrids, gaining new international knowledge fueled ambitions to help engineering students better recognize and critically examine the broader value commitments in their work. A background chapter examines the historical emergence of international engineering education in the United States, and an epilogue explores what it might take to integrate practices of critical self-analysis more systematically in the education and training of engineers. Two appendices and two online supplements describe the unique research process that generated these personal geographies, especially the workshop at the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in which authors were prohibited from participating in discussions of their manuscripts.

The Engineer of 2020

Author: National Academy of Engineering
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309091626
Release Date: 2004-05-14
Genre: Education

To enhance the nation's economic productivity and improve the quality of life worldwide, engineering education in the United States must anticipate and adapt to the dramatic changes of engineering practice. The Engineer of 2020 urges the engineering profession to recognize what engineers can build for the future through a wide range of leadership roles in industry, government, and academia--not just through technical jobs. Engineering schools should attract the best and brightest students and be open to new teaching and training approaches. With the appropriate education and training, the engineer of the future will be called upon to become a leader not only in business but also in nonprofit and government sectors. The book finds that the next several decades will offer more opportunities for engineers, with exciting possibilities expected from nanotechnology, information technology, and bioengineering. Other engineering applications, such as transgenic food, technologies that affect personal privacy, and nuclear technologies, raise complex social and ethical challenges. Future engineers must be prepared to help the public consider and resolve these dilemmas along with challenges that will arise from new global competition, requiring thoughtful and concerted action if engineering in the United States is to retain its vibrancy and strength.

Overcoming Challenges in Software Engineering Education Delivering Non Technical Knowledge and Skills

Author: Yu, Liguo
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466658011
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Computers

Computer science graduates often find software engineering knowledge and skills are more in demand after they join the industry. However, given the lecture-based curriculum present in academia, it is not an easy undertaking to deliver industry-standard knowledge and skills in a software engineering classroom as such lectures hardly engage or convince students. Overcoming Challenges in Software Engineering Education: Delivering Non-Technical Knowledge and Skills combines recent advances and best practices to improve the curriculum of software engineering education. This book is an essential reference source for researchers and educators seeking to bridge the gap between industry expectations and what academia can provide in software engineering education.

Training of teachers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Children, Schools and Families Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0215543882
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

Major reforms must be introduced to help newly qualified teachers make the transition from their initial training to their first teaching post. The pressures on teachers at the start of their careers are considerable and the Committee calls for measures that reduce the front-loaded nature of teacher training. Much greater space and incentives for early career teachers to supplement initial training with a relevant masters qualification are vital. Mentoring support for these teachers must be improved and extended. The Committee urges radical changes to teacher professional development, including the introduction of a single overarching framework for the management of teachers' career progression. It says the 'Chartered Teacher' framework would encompass a licence to practise and link pay and progression to the completion of a masters qualification and, thereafter, to completion of further accredited training. Entry requirements for much initial teacher training provision are too low and the bar must be raised. Reforms should include discontinuing undergraduate programmes for those wanting to be secondary school teachers which attract the poorest qualified candidates and requiring postgraduate trainees to have a lower-second degree or above. The Committee also says that supply teachers must be brought into the mainstream of the profession, that, in the context of the 14-19 reforms, school and further education teachers should have much greater mobility across the two sectors, and that the training of early years, school and further education teachers should be harmonised through generic standards.

Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Author: Honghua Tan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642277085
Release Date: 2012-02-04
Genre: Computers

The volume includes a set of selected papers extended and revised from the 4th International conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, March 1-2, 2011, Macau, Chin. This Volume is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of knowledge discovery and data mining and learning to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields. 108 high-quality papers are included in the volume.

Architecture Solutions for E Learning Systems

Author: Pahl, Claus
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599046350
Release Date: 2007-11-30
Genre: Computers

"This book provides fundamental research on the architecture of learning technology systems, discussing such issues as the common structures in LTS and solutions for specific forms such as knowledge-based, distributed, or adaptive applications of e-learning. Researchers, and scholars in the fields of learning content software development, computing and educational technologies, and e-learning will find it an invaluable resource"--Provided by publisher.

Engineering Tasks for the New Century

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309184479
Release Date: 1999-07-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The U.S.-Japan bilateral task force was tasked with addressing the following questions: (1) How do Japan and the United States educate and train engineers, and what are the major similarities, differences, and trends? (2) What are the superior practices that have been developed by each country, especially approaches that could be adopted by the other country? (3) Are there areas in which expanded U.S.-Japan cooperation could help to improve engineering education in the two countries and around the world? The joint task force was organized by the Committee on Advanced Technology and the International Environment (Committee 149) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and the Committee on Japan (COJ) of the National Research Council (NRC). Committee 149's work was supported by member dues, and the COJ's work was supported by the United States-Japan Foundation and the National Academy of Engineering. The joint task force was chaired by Mildred Dresselhaus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Sogo Okamura of Tokyo Denki University. Japan and the United States are two of the leading nations in the world in engineering education and practice. Their systems for training and educating engineers display marked contrasts, resulting from the very different economic and cultural environments in which they have developed. The joint task force used a "lifelong learning" approach in examining the two countries' systems, exploring differences and similarities in K-12 education of future engineers, undergraduate and graduate education, as well as continuing education of working professionals. The panel also explored two important issues that will affect engineering education in both countries in the future: the need to educate and train "global engineers" who can work effectively in international contexts, and the potential for information technology to transform engineering education in the future.