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Final Conference, Project ALIEN

Final Conference, Project ALIEN

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (http://e-ce.uth.gr), and in particular the Creative Technologies Learning Lab (http://ctll.e-ce.uth.gr), organizes on 9 April 2021 an international scientific conference on "Active Learning in Engineering Education". The conference will involve researchers, teachers, and students from 17 universities from Europe and Asia and specifically from Porto Polytechnic (Portugal), Technical University of Gabrovo (Bulgaria), University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom), Tallinn University (Estonia), University of Malaya (Malaysia), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (Malaysia), Hanoi University (Vietnam), Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam), Von Neumann Institute Ho Chi Minh City University (Vietnam), ISRA University (Pakistan), National University of Future and Emerging Sciences (Pakistan), Kathmandu University (Nepal), Tribhuvan University (Nepal), Meanchey University (Cambodia), Institute of Technology Cambodia (Cambodia), and University of Battambang (Cambodia).
The international event is organized at the completion of research project ALIEN: Active Learning in Engineering Education (http://projectalien.eu) funded by the Erasmus+ Project Capacity Building in Higher Education and implemented from January 2018 to April 2021. The research project aims to promote problem-based learning in engineering higher education as a strategic educational approach for developing fundamental knowledge and soft skills that young engineers need in the 21st century.
As part of the ALIEN research project, workshops were set up at participating universities in Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Pakistan, and Nepal. A digital problem-based learning platform hwas developed that hosts over 300 learning activities based on digital simulations, applications, and learning games. A series of 9 international webinars and over 100 teacher training and exchange of good practice activities were organised in all participating organisations in Europe and Asia. Problem-based learning was applied to over 130 courses over 2 years in the 17 participating organisations with a positive effect on over 10,000 students.
Researchers from the participating organisations will speak at the workshop, presenting topics related to problem-based learning as well as experiences of its implementation across a wide range of subjects.