Symposium FF
Technology-Enabled Education in Materials Science & Engineering

Chairs

  • Tim WHITE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • John BAGLIN, IBM Almaden Research Center, United States

Co-Chairs

  • Bronwen CRIBB, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Adrian Michael LEE, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Long YI, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Correspondence

  • Prof Tim White, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Email: tjwhite@ntu.edu.sg
    Tel: 67904586
    Mailing Address:
    School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, N4.1-01-21, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
    Singapore

Scope of Symposium

Technology-enabled learning and teaching is becoming an important tool in accelerating the student training, enhancing the retention of knowledge, and integrating practical experience within a single pedagogical umbrella. Progress has been rapid, but success is largely anecdotal and the benefits of this approach yet to be examined systematically. This Symposium will bring together teachers using e-learning tools who wish to compare current practices, and be information to teachers considering embarking on this instructional style. This forum will also allow tools and methods to be showcased in demonstration sessions.

Three principle themes will be covered – (i) The Emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs); (ii) Technology-enabled learning in the classroom and laboratory; and (iii) Web-enabled continuing education and lifelong learning.

Day 1. – MOOC
(i) State-of-the-art in MOOC delivery across different platforms (Coursera, EdX, etc)
(ii) Specialization for the MSE and differences to general science courses.
(iii) Differences between applications for K-12, undergraduate, and post-graduate ?
(iv) Assessing the effectiveness of MOOCs and the role of peer-2-peer learning.

Day 2. - Technology-enabled Learning
(i) Emerging interactive classroom styles.
(ii) Developing reliable and credible marking and standard accreditation systems.
(iii) Training for advanced research.

Day 3. - Continuing Education and Life-long Learning
(iv) Developing upgrading resources in Materials Science & Technology
(v) Enabling technology awareness
(vi) Survival strategies for MSE Educators and students in the next decade
(vii) Global networking a support and learning resource?

Each of these themes will include an invited speaker, contributed papers, and demonstrations

Invited Speakers

  • Mushtak AL-ATABI, Taylor's University, Malaysia
  • John BAGLIN, IBM Almaden Research Center, United States
  • Robert CHANG, Northwestern University, United States
  • Bruce CLEMENS, Stanford University, United States
  • Bronwen CRIBB, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Christian DELLA, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Chee Lip GAN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Daryush ILA, Fayetteville State University, United States
  • Harald KRUG, Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
  • Adrian Michael LEE, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Tetsuo OIKAWA, JEOL Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Paul PIGRAM, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Wu PING, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
  • Federico ROSEI, National Institute for Scientific Research (INRS), Canada
  • Terry STEELE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Tim WHITE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Long YI, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore