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U426·WORKSHOP: The online revolution, from e-books to MOOCs -- Coping, adapting, and embracingWorkshop Electrical and Computer Division
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 represented IEEE on the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and served as a visit team chair. From 2006-2009, she served on the IEEE Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities. She began serving as an IEEE ABET program evaluator for computer engineering in 2002. From 1996-1998, she was director of technical activities for the IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section. Since 2009, she has held the positions of secretary/treasurer, program chair, chair-elect, and chair of the ASEE ECE Division. She served as program chair for the ECE Division for the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference, and is currently past-chair of the division. From 2000-2008, she led the Academic Bookshelf column as a senior associate editor for the ASEE Journal of Engineering Education.
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 experience in the development and delivery of synchronous and asynchronous web-based course supplements for electrical engineering courses. For the past 10 years, he has been the Director and Instructor for the “Foundations of Mathematics” Online math course, which is a 5 week FREE online summer math course offered to all pre-freshman engineering students. Dr. Astatke has also started teaching the “Electric Circuits” and “Introduction to Electrical Laboratory” courses completely online using innovative pedagogy and interactive Mobile StudioTM technology .
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