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Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
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Date: Monday, 15/Nov/2021
10:00am - 11:30amP10: Emerging Education and Technology Challenges in Africa and Sustainable Solutions
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Christian Bolu, Covenant University, Nigeria
Session Chair: Prof. Adagbonyin Moses Obiazi, Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma Nigerian, Nigeria
Session Chair: Dr. África López-Rey, UNED, Spain
Panelists:
Prof Funso Falade, President, African Engineering Education Association
Prof Adagbonyin Moses Osekuyenim, President, African Engineering Deans Council
Prof Theresa Mkandawire, Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences
Dr Tagwa Ahmed Musa, Sudan University of Science and Technology
Dr. Claude Domfang, Directeur CREC, Cameroon

The COVID-19 pandemic brought to the fore new and emerging education and technology challenges in Africa that requires sustainable solutions. The pandemic disrupted the educational system, as most African countries temporarily closed all their educational institutions to contain the spread of the disease. As a result, education delivery changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms. New challenges arose as a result of the varying degree of preparedness of the institutions, lack of infrastructure, paucity of funds and policies issues in the African education sector. Beyond these challenges and despite the immense benefits of the e-learning platforms available for students, including access to coursework from anywhere at any time, there are several other problems that hindered participation of students during organised learning programmes such as irregular power supply and internet connectivity. Additionally, limited laboratories to accommodate the growing number of engineering and technology students is becoming more pronounced with the need to study remotely. This session will discuss the emerging education and technology challenges in Africa and the collaborative efforts towards developing sustainable solutions by African engineering personnel.
12:00pm - 1:30pmWS119: How to Teach Critical Thinking
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Uriel Ruben Cukierman, UTN, Argentine Republic
Session Chair: Dr. Eduardo Vendrell Vidal, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Session Chair: Dr. África López-Rey, UNED, Spain
There is a common understanding in Higher Education, and particularly in STEAM teaching, about the need of developing the so called “21st Century skills” also referred to as the 4C’s, including Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Communication and Collaboration. While the last two skills are probably more familiar for faculties, developing Creative and Critical Thinking skills in our students is much more difficult and hardly achievable without a proper training and guidance. The proposed Workshop will give participants an insight about what does it mean Critical Thinking, which are its components and some technics for teaching and assessing this skill in STEAM courses.
Uriel R. Cukierman Electronic Engineer by UTN (Argentina) and M.Sc. in Information Technologies by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). Professor and Researcher and Director of the Center for Educational Research and Innovation at UTN. Research Professor at University of New Mexico (USA). President of the Argentinean Section of IGIP (International Society for Engineering Pedagogy). Member of Institute of Education in Engineering, National Academy of Engineering. Associate Director of InnovaHiEd. Former President of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES). Honorary Professor at Universidad Ricardo Palma (Perú). IEOM Distinguished Educator Award (EUA). IGIP International Engineering Educator Award (Austria). Eduardo Vendrell Vidal Informatics BSc and PhD by Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). International Engineering Educator ING.PAED.IGIP certified by the International Society for Engineering Pedagogy, IGIP. Associate Professor at the UPV. Former Director of the School of Informatics of the UPV. Past-President of the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE). Past-President of the Spanish Council of Conference of Deans and Directors of Informatics (CODDII) of Spain. Member of the Engineering Education Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO).
5:30pm - 7:00pmP1205: Academic-Industry Partnership Ecosystems
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Jennifer Bradford, Siemens, United States of America
Session Chair: Janelle Simmonds, UM-Ann Arbor, Center for Academic Innovation, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr. África López-Rey, UNED, Spain
Panelists:
Professor George Halow, Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
Tyler Pangerl, Recent graduate who participated in partnership programming
Emily O’Connell, Student, Captain of the University of Michigan eVTOL student project team and a former Systems Engineering Co-op at Collins Aerospace
Morgan Serra, Aerospace Engineering student, MBSE Leadership Lab, CAD and Manufacturing Director for M-SAAVE student team
Lauren Atkins Budde, University of Michigan
David Taylor, Siemens
Janelle Simmonds, University of Michigan
Jennifer Bradford, Siemens Digital Industries Software

When industry and academia work together to create a nurturing, entrepreneurial and inclusive ecosystem in which learners are able to apply the knowledge and theory taught in the classroom to the problems and opportunities within their own communities, engineering education becomes not just an individual pursuit, but a means by which we collectively “increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship."
Indeed, academic-industry collaboration creates an environment conducive to lifelong learning that benefits not only traditional “college aged” learners, but also workers seeking to re- or up-skill, the industries in which they work, the institution and the greater public good.
The future of work is quickly changing due to quickly-evolving technologies, socio-economic dynamics, and changing demographics. Employees of the future now need to "return to learning" multiple times throughout their careers in order to learn or improve the skills needed for a highly-developed workforce. Innovative academic-industry programming is key to creating high-quality learning experiences based in authentic, real-world challenges and opportunities.
7:30pm - 9:00pmP04: Conversatorio sobre Salud Mental Universitaria en Pandemia
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Guillermo Oliveto, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional - Facultad Regional Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic
Session Chair: Dr. Adriana Cecilia Paez Pino, GEDC Latam, Colombia
Session Chair: Prof. Manuel Castro, UNED, Spain
Ponentes:
Jesennia Cárdenas Cobo, Analista de Sistemas y Licenciada en Sistemas de Información - Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL)
Elka Jennifer Almeida Monge, Docente Titular y Directora de Evaluación y Perfeccionamiento Académico, Universidad Estatal de Milagro
Felipe Gómez Gallo, Vice President Student Affairs IFEES and President SPEED
Jesennia Cárdenas Cobo, Analista de Sistemas y Licenciada en Sistemas de Información - Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Diplomada en Educación Superior por Competencias-Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Magíster en Administración de Empresas - Universidad Tecnológica Empresarial de Guayaquil. Doctora en Ingeniería Informática por la Universidad de Sevilla (España).
Docente Titular y Decana de la Facultad de Ciencias e Ingeniería la Universidad Estatal de Milagro (actualidad).
Experiencia Profesional:
Cuenta con más de 18 años de experiencia profesional en el área de educación superior, se desempeñó en la Universidad Estatal de Milagro como Vicerrectora Académica y de Investigación (UNEMI, 2014-2017), Decana de la Facultad de Ingeniería (UNEMI, 2012-2014, primer periodo) (UNEMI, 2017-Actualidad, segundo periodo), Directora de carrera de Sistemas (2005-2012), docente investigadora desde el 2003, docente en el programa de Tecnología y Computación (ESPOL, 2002-2003), lideró el proceso de Diseños, Rediseños y Acreditación de Carreras alineado a normativas del CES Y CEAACES en Ecuador, analista y jefa de proyectos de desarrollo de Software en el área comercial y gubernamental en importantes empresas del sector público y privado como Municipio de Guayaquil, Consejo Provincial del Guayas, Unión Europea, Subsecretaria de Turismo del Guayas, Administradora del Laboratorio de Computación en la Licenciatura de Turismo de la Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral ESPOL, Municipio de Simón Bolívar entre otras.
Área de Investigación:
• Línea de productos de software & inteligencia artificial aplicado a la enseñanza de ingeniería.
• Aseguramiento de la calidad en la educación superior.

Elka Jennifer Almeida Monge
• Psicóloga Clínica y Magister en Psicología Clínica de la Universidad de Guayaquil
• Magister en Gerencia Educativa de la Universidad Estatal de Milagro
• Directora de Carrera de Psicología
• Docente Titular y Directora de Evaluación y Perfeccionamiento Académico, Universidad Estatal de Milagro (ACTUALIDAD)
Experiencia profesional:
• Laboró como Directora departamental y Orientadora Vocacional en varias instituciones de nivel de educación media en Ecuador y fue par evaluador en en Consejo de Aseguramiento a la calidad de la educación superior del Gobierno Ecuatoriano, en el proceso de acreditación de Carreras.
• Consejo de Aseguramiento a la calidad de la educación superior del Gobierno Ecuatoriano, en el proceso de acreditación de Carreras.
Área de Investigación:
Sus líneas de investigación están enfocadas en la educación emocional y su incidencia en el aprendizaje, el aprendizaje basado en la investigación como práctica docente, estrategias metodológicas adaptando recursos tecnológicos al silabo docente, clima social familiar y su influencia en la conducta violenta en los escolares y universitarios.

Felipe Gómez Gallo, Vice President Student Affairs IFEES and President SPEED
Date: Tuesday, 16/Nov/2021
10:00am - 11:30amSV01: Madrid city online visit (East/Pacific)
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Manuel Castro, UNED, Spain
Session Chair: Prof. Edmundo Tovar, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Madrid city tour guide: Ana Velasco
Online visit through Madrid as part of the cultural and social experience of the conference. This session is expected for the Asia and East registrants, as well as for the Europa and Africa ones. Will be replicated in the session SV02 for the American registrants
12:00pm - 1:30pmWS05: Microdegrees
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Alaa Ashmawy, IFEES, Egypt
Session Chair: Prof. Michael Auer, IAOE, Austria
Session Chair: Dr. África López-Rey, UNED, Spain
Engineering education has evolved over a relatively short span of three centuries, from an apprenticeship and self-regulated learning model to a structured college system with predominantly classroom delivery. The current pace of progress in knowledge and new skills driven by the industry are rapidly pressing the need for reform in engineering higher education. New paradigms have emerged in the form of microdegrees and stackable credentials, along with a focus on contextual engineering education, grounded in experiential and project-based learning. In this workshop, IFEES plans for establishing a framework for accrediting stackable credentials and micro-degrees at the global level will be discussed. By the end of this workshop, an 8-month road map for launching a global accreditation system for microdegrees and stackable credentials will be formulated, with input from participants.
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5:30pm - 7:00pmSV02: Madrid city online visit (West/Americas)
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Manuel Castro, UNED, Spain
Session Chair: Prof. Edmundo Tovar, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Madrid city tour guide: Ana Velasco
Online visit through Madrid as part of the cultural and social experience of the conference. This session is expected for the American registrants, as well as for the Europa and Africa ones. Is replicated from the session SV01 for the Asia and East registrants
Date: Wednesday, 17/Nov/2021
10:00am - 11:30amSV04: Madrid cultural online visit (East/Pacific)
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Manuel Castro, UNED, Spain
Session Chair: Prof. Edmundo Tovar, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Madrid city tour guide: Ana Velasco
Online cultural visit through Madrid complementing the social experience of the conference. This session is expected for the Asia and East registrants, as well as for the Europa and Africa ones. Will be replicated in the session SV05 for the American registrants
12:00pm - 1:30pmP13: Climate Change
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Michael K J Milligan, ABET, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr. Ramiro Jordan, ISTEC-UNM, United States of America
Session Chair: Prof. Rosario Gil Ortego, UNED, Spain
Panelists:
Felipe Gómez Gallo, Vice President Student Affairs IFEES and President SPEED
Dr. Tanya Morton, Director Worldwide Customer Success Engineering, MathWorks
Xavier Fouger, Dassault Systèmes, France
Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng, Everest Chair, Circular Economy Taskforce Chair, National University of Singapore
Dora Smith, Siemens, United States of America
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3:30pm - 5:00pmSS110: Sustainable Development and Finances for ALL (SF4ALL)
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Elena Ruiz Larrocha, UNED, Spain
Session Chair: Imma Miralles, IEF, Spain
Session Chair: Eva Hernandez, IEF, Spain
Session Chair: Prof. Manuel Castro, UNED, Spain
5:30pm - 7:00pmSV05: Madrid cultural online visit (West/Americas)
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Manuel Castro, UNED, Spain
Session Chair: Prof. Edmundo Tovar, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Madrid city tour guide: Ana Velasco
Online cultural visit through Madrid complementing the social experience of the conference. This session is expected for the American registrants, as well as for the Europa and Africa ones. Is replicated from the session SV04 for the Asia and East registrants
Date: Thursday, 18/Nov/2021
10:00am - 11:30amWS03: Bridging the Employability Gap for Engineering Students
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Sorab Bajaj, Coursera, India
Session Chair: Dr. África López-Rey, UNED, Spain
Engineering students are trailing behind in key digital skills that employers need, such as software engineering, statistical programming and data management, according to newly published research from Coursera that benchmarks skill levels of learners from 4,000 colleges and universities. Join Sorabh Bajaj, Skills Transformation Consultant, to discover how to leverage Coursera’s SkillSets and Guided Projects to help engineering students develop in-demand career skills. In this workshop, you will also learn about models of integrating e-learning in the student journey. Keywords—digital skills, engineering projects, e-learning, students
AGENDA
5 minutes Introduction
20 minutes SkillSets
20 minutes Guided Projects
20 minutes Models of integrating e-learning in the student journey
Sorabh Bajaj serves as the Skills Transformation Consultant at Coursera, pursuing his passion of enabling students and young professionals to become future-ready. Sorabh has worked in the higher education sector for the last 12 years. In addition, he coaches students and mentors young professionals at Northwestern University, USA, Shiv Nadar University, Masters Union Business School, and Ahmedabad University-UC San Diego (Exec MBA Program).
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sorabhbajaj/
12:00pm - 1:30pmWS1254: Remote Laboratories for Electronics and Digital Design by LabsLand
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Dr. Luis Rodríguez-Gil, LabsLand, Spain
Session Chair: Jose Luis Moya, LabsLand, Spain
Session Chair: Dr. Javier García-Zubía, University of Deusto, Spain
Session Chair: Prof. Clara Perez, UNED, Spain
The current pandemic and changing trends in education are increasing the need for flexibility and for more practical classroom experience in an online mode of teaching. This is especially important when it comes to engineering education, for which practices are critical. LabsLand helps educators by making this transition as smooth as possible. The purpose of this session is to familiarize engineering educators with remote laboratory technologies and with popular remote laboratories. During the workshop, we will introduce those technologies. Then we will briefly describe two of the most popular remote laboratories used in universities around the world: For FPGA devices and for general electronics. Participants will then have the chance to experiment with those laboratories themselves through specific guided practice sessions. Focus will be put into the practical application of those laboratories to engineering courses. Participants will also be provided with a no-charge time-limited access to the labs so that they may continue trying and practicing with them after the workshop.
Luis Rodríguez Gil is a co-founder and CTO of LabsLand. He holds a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Deusto titled “Improving the remote laboratory experience through augmented characteristics beyond the experiment core”, which he obtained after his MSc in Information Systems Security in 2014 and his double degree in Computer Engineering and in Management Engineering in 2013. He has been working for years in the field of remote labs and remote lab research. He has collaborated with the WebLab-Deusto remote laboratories research team since 2009. Luis is currently an IEEE Senior Member and a member of the IEEE HKN international honor society, and has co-authored many scientific contributions in the field of remote laboratories research.
José Luis Moya. Apasionado por la educación y este vibrante momento en que la tecnología abre nuevas oportunidades en este ámbito. Licenciado en Filología inglesa por la Universidad de Alcalá, poseo un máster en educación y e-learning por la UOC y un máster en Experiencia de Cliente en La Salle IGS. Poseo una amplia experiencia en desarrollo de negocio en el mundo editorial y educativo. En la actualidad soy responsable de desarrollo de negocio en LabsLand.
Javier García-Zubía is full professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Deusto, Spain. His research fields are remote experimentation and the design of VHDL/FPGA systems. He is director of the WebLab-Deusto research group (included in Deustek Research Group) which has been developing remote laboratories for over 15 years. He has published hundreds of works in books, conferences and journals and has co-edited three books on remote experimentation with the University of Deusto. He has been a partner in national, European and international projects supported by FP7, H2020, Erasmus+, NSF, etc. He has been a speaker at several national and international conferences and has received awards from various institutions and associations. He has recently published with World Scientific Publishers the book entitled “Remote laboratories- Empowering STEM education with Technology”.
3:30pm - 5:00pmP08: Entrepreneurship and New Competences in Engineering
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. James Sluss, University of Oklahoma, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr. Dietmar Rempfer, Purdue University Northwest, United States of America
Session Chair: Prof. Elio San Cristóbal, UNED, Spain
Panelists:
Prof. Natacha de Paola, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the IllinoisTech Digital Medical Engineering & Technology (IDMET) Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, GEDC Ambassador
Dr. Lisa Bosman, Associate Professor, Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University, USA
Dr. Thomas Lee FCAE, Walter G. Booth Chair for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation, W. Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Prasad Mavuduri, CEO, University of Emerging Technologies & Chairman of the Board of The Emerging Tech Foundation, USA
Dr. Andreina Bloom Parisi-Amon, VP of Learning and Teaching, Engageli
5:30pm - 7:00pmP1219: PROF-XXI: Teaching and Learning Centers to Support the 21st Century Professor
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty
Session Chair: Prof. Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Session Chair: OLGA LUCIA SAAAVEDRA VILLEGAS, UNIVERSIDAD DE SAN BUENAVENTURA CALI, Colombia
Session Chair: Prof. Elio San Cristóbal, UNED, Spain
Panelists:
Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, UPS Toulouse III, France
Miguel Morales, Universidad Galileo, Guatemala
S. Alejandra Recinos Fernández, Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala
Óscar Jerez, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Mario Solarte, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
António Moreira Teixeira, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Astrid Helena González López, Universidad de San Buenaventura Cali, Colombia
PROF-XXI is a European-funded project whose aim is the creation of Teaching and Learning Centers (TLCs) for Latin American Higher Institutions in an effort to promote the development of competences for university professors and foster teaching innovation in onsite, but also in online and hybrid education. PROF-XXI includes a partnership of seven higher education institutions, three from European countries (Spain, France, and Portugal), and four from Latin American countries (two from Guatemala, and two from Colombia). This article presents the main results of the first part of the project, including the diagnosis of institutional practices, the state of the art of TLCs around the world, the framework on 21st century professors in Latin America, and the PROF-XXI framework.
In this rapidly evolving and increasingly digitized society, especially after covid-19, all stakeholders in Higher Education Institutions must learn to adapt to the new circumstances. This means that both faculty and university governance must learn to teach in the digital world. Setting up units for professional development of faculty is now more important than ever. This is the main objective of the PROF-XXI project. PROF-XXI has its origins in the concern of Latin American universities to improve the quality of their teaching and learning processes, derived from a very rapid growth of tertiary education institutions in the Region, and the lack oftrained university professors with the adequate competences to carry out effective innovational processes in the several educational modes that currently exist, including onsite, online and hybrid education. This problem is especially relevant in Guatemala and Colombia, where many private educational entities appeared in the last years, with very high tuition fees, but without this being a differentiating factor in the quality of the education received by students. Therefore, PROF-XXI has a strong focus in Guatemala and Colombia and counts with public and private institutions of different sizes (small, medium, and large higher education institutions) in its consortium.