Sun. June 23, 2013 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
A301, Georgia World Congress Center
Ticketed event: $40.00
After some false starts, college-level online learning took off big in 2012, and is likely to impact every engineering department and teacher in some way. This workshop will highlight major developments (e.g., Udacity, Coursera, EdX, the trend towards certifications), provide a tutorial on developing and/or using online teaching material like interactive quizzes, animations, and simulations (e.g., Zyante tools, Hype tools, tablet capture, lecture capture), share lessons from some experienced teachers of online and hybrid (online plus in-person) courses, and include discussion on how departments and teachers might embrace the trend.
Prof. Frank Vahid
University of California, Riverside
Frank Vahid is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Univ. of California, Riverside. He has authored several textbooks and received UCR teaching awards. He is part of the Univ. of California's Online Education 10-campus pilot project. His recent focus is on creating a framework to help instructors develop interactive animated online content.
Dr. Diane T. Rover
Iowa State University
Diane Rover has been a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University since 2001. She currently serves as the director for two large-scale, NSF-funded programs: IINspire LSAMP is an alliance of sixteen institutions in Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska to broaden participation in STEM; and SP@ISU is a campus-wide program to support the broader impacts work of faculty. She has also been the principal investigator on NSF STEP and S-STEM grants at Iowa State that have focused on the recruitment, retention and success of engineering students. Since 2009, she has re ... (continued)
Smita Bakshi is founder of Zyante Corp. Her focus is on developing a framework to create online interactive animated learning material, and building a community of contributors and users of that framework, especially for core computing and engineering topics.
She received her Ph.D. from UC Irvine in 1996, was a professor at UC Davis, received her MBA from Harvard in 2004, and was a developer and project manager at Synplicity and Symantec.
Dr. Yacob Astatke
Morgan State University
Dr. Yacob Astatke completed both his Doctor of Engineering and B.S.E.E. degrees from Morgan State University (MSU) and his M.S.E.E. from Johns Hopkins University. He has been a full time faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at MSU for the past 16 years and currently serves as the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Astatke's current research interests include the design and optimization of Cellular and Ad-hoc mixed wireless communication networks, and the development and delivery of web-based course materials. Dr. Astatke has more than 15 years ... (continued)