About Webinars

The IEEE Education Society is proud to promote several online learning opportunities. As an education-based organization, we are pleased to support both Society sponsored webinar series and webinar series hosted by members of our Education Society community.

Society Sponsored Webinars

IoT and New Frontiers in Education Webinar Series

A webinar series organized by the IEEE Education Society Bangalore and Spanish Chapters

The IoT and New Frontiers in Education Webinar Series will take place on 18-22 January 2021. Each webinar will consist of a 20-30 minute presentation and a 10-15 minute Q&A session. Webinars will be held daily at 4:30 PM CET (10:30 AM EST, 3:30 PM WET, 9:00 PM IST).

Webinar Schedule: 

  • 18 January: Education and Remote Laboratories - Manuel Castro
  • 19 January: IoT and Practical Laboratories - Sergio Martin
  • 20 January: Security, Devices, and Education - Elio San Cristobal Ruiz
  • 21 January: FPGAs and Remote Educational Activities - Pedro Plaza
  • 22 January: FPAAs and Remote Laboratories - Alejandro Macho

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Engineering Education 2.0 - IEEE Education Society and Education Activities Board

Webinar 2: Transformation in Practice: Approaches to Innovative Instructional Design

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This session is part of a four-part series of virtual events designed to equip participants with skills to apply best practices and understanding from current STEM higher-education research literature.  

This virtual event offers IEEE digital certificates, which include CEU and PDH credits, to attendees. Additionally, learners who complete all four sessions of the series are eligible to receive an IEEE digital badge.

Abstract: Evidence driven engineering education practices draw on prior research to inform new instructional designs. In this virtual event, we introduce methods to evaluate student learning in the context of new instructional designs. We will take a case based approach to discuss how prior engineering education research can lead to innovative instructional design. We will then introduce participants to a methodology for research-based evaluation of instructional innovation. The methods introduced in this session provide the foundation for the formulation and conduct of the participant-centric engineering educational research experiments that form the core of the next two activities in the series.

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Webinar Host

Arnold Pears

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Additional Webinar Opportunities

Society Liason

Cynthia J. Finelli

University of Michigan
United States

Engineering Education Research Seminars - University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Engineering Education Research Program⧉ is excited to be able to invite you to our 2020-2021 EER Seminar Series. Building on anti-racist momentum from the summer, we've decided to use our EER seminar platform to both amplify the work of Black and other minoritized scholars and to showcase research about the experiences of minoritized engineering students and/or engineers. Because of COVID uncertainty, we've planned for all of the seminars to take place virtually, via Zoom. 

We have an incredible lineup (see below)! The seminars are all scheduled for Wednesdays, at 3:30 - 4:30 pm ET (-4:00 UTC), and most events are open to the interested public, though you must register to attend. More information, as well as registration details, will be available on here⧉ a few weeks before each talk, and you may sign up to receive email reminders and registration links for the seminars using this interest form⧉.  

2020-2021 EER Seminar Series

  • 9 September 2020 - Monique Ross, Florida International University
  • 23 September 2020 - Stephanie Masta & Alice Pawley, Purdue University
  • 7 October 2020 - Walter Lee, Virginia Tech
  • 28 October 2020 - Rosemary Perez, University of Michigan
  • 18 November 2020 - James Holly, Jr, Wayne State University
  • 27 January 2021 - Danny Caballero, Michigan State University
  • 17 February 2021 - Kelly Cross, University of Nevada - Reno
  • 10 March 2021 - Adam Kirn, University of Nevada - Reno
  • 24 March 2021 - Inês DeReito, University College London
  • 14 April 2021 Laura Hirshfield, University of Michigan

Past Webinars

IEEE Education Society and Educational Activities Board - Online Conference on Effective Remote Instruction

In the first half of 2020, the academic world was forced to abruptly shift from the long-established in-person classroom model to a fully online situation. With little advance notice to prepare, many engineering and technology professors -- alongside their colleagues -- had to quickly transition their methods to this remote world despite limited resources to do so.

This webinar series gathered academic professionals from around the globe to learn and share real-world examples and best practices in remote instruction.

Webinar Titles

  • Ditching the Traditional College Lecture in Remote Instruction
  • Making Labs Effective with Remote Learning
  • Managing Remote Student Teams
  • Student Assessments for Remote Delivery
  • Student and Data Privacy when Offering Remote Instruction

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Engineering Education 2.0 - IEEE Education Society and Education Activities Board

Webinar 1: Models, Methods and Techniques for Innovation 

Click here to view this webinar on-demand⧉.

This session was the first in a four-part series of webinars designed to equip participants with skills to apply best practices and understandings from current STEM higher-education research literature.  This initial session reviewed conceptual models for understanding engineering education instruction and explored new teaching approaches and techniques that enhance teaching practice. It was the first in a four-part, interactive Webinar series that is co-sponsored by the IEEE Education Society and the IEEE Educational Activities Board.  A second session on instructional design and assessment will be held in late October titled " Transformation in Practice: Approaches to Innovative Instructional Design".  The remaining sessions will be scheduled for early 2021.  The webinar series is intended for both new and experienced engineering educators.  

Presenter: Dr. Arnold Pears is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Learning in Engineering Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden; is a Professor of Computing Education Research at Uppsala University, Sweden; and is Director of the Swedish National Centre for Student-centric.  He has led professional development courses for engineering educators since 2010 and has published over 100 scholarly articles in computing and engineering education.  He serves as Vice-President Publications for the IEEE Education Society.