Workshops

Workshops will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. 

Workshop 1:

Scaled Strategies for sustainable Continuing Engineering Educational Programs

Date: 21 May 2024
Time: 13:00 - 18:30

Description:

In the rapidly evolving landscape of engineering and technology, the importance of continuing education cannot be overstated. However, the delivery of these essential programs often encounters significant challenges, particularly in scaling up to meet the growing demand without compromising quality or sustainability. This workshop is designed to address these challenges head-on, providing university administrators and industry leaders with actionable strategies and insights to enhance their continuing education programs.


This workshop is an invaluable opportunity for university administrators and industry leaders committed to advancing the continuing education of engineers. Through expert-led sessions, collaborative discussions, and practical exercises, attendees will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to significantly enhance their educational programs' reach, quality, and sustainability. Join us to pave the way for the future of continuing engineering education.

Target Audience:

University administrators and industry leaders who are engaged in the management and delivery of continuing education programs.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the workshop, participants are expected to develop:

  • Ability to have an understanding of how off-the-shelf tools can be used to provide sustainability of programs

  • Ability to identify scaffolded strategies to scale delivery operations of continuing education (CE) organizations.

  • A network of peers that can form a community of practice for best practices

  • Identify a Toolkit of resources to apply in project initiatives and measure effectiveness

Participants will be provided a digital packet of information on the workshop materials, resources, and best practices.

Presenters:

Anita Chawla

Robert Praskash

The presenters are experts in scaling programs through the use technology at higher ed institutions.

Workshop 2:

Integrating Technology in Continuing Education: Designing Effective Classroom Activities

Date: 21 May 2024
Time: 13:00 - 18:30

Description:

This workshop focuses on equipping university instructors and teachers with practical strategies for designing technology-integrated activities that align with disciplinary competencies and facilitate seamless implementation in the classroom. Participants will explore innovative topics such as educational innovation, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR), using a challenge-based learning approach to enhance learners engagement in CE courses.

Target Audience:

University facilitators, instructors, teachers, and industry leaders involved in continuing education, including curriculum developers, instructors, and program managers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore innovative approaches such as educational innovation, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, and challenge-based learning to design technology-integrated activities. 
  • Learn practical strategies for selecting and managing technology resources effectively to support the implementation of classroom activities.
  • Collaborate with peers and industry leaders to share best practices and insights on integrating technology into continuing education activities.

Presenters:

Rebeca García-García

Jorge Membrillo-Hernández 

Patricia Caratozzolo

The presenters are experts in education technology and production and work in different disciplinary STEM areas. They are experts in Active learning, specifically in the didactic technique of Challenge-based Learning. On the other hand, they are part of both the Institute for the Future of Education and the School of Engineering and Sciences at the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico, where they have developed strategies for internationalization and educational innovation, such as the Global Shared Learning Classroom, and the Tec21 Educational Model.