Making the most of MOOCs, serious games and online learning communities in your teaching

Interested in making the most of MOOCs, serious games and online learning communities in your teaching? Take part in the INSYSTED webinars!

The INSYSTED project (INtegrated SYSTem for European Digital learning) devised an instructional booklet with practical advice on how to foster soft and digital skills and internationalisation in higher education by using MOOCs, serious games and forum-based learning communities.

The INSYSTED webinars are for university teachers and staff interested in implementing this approach, with a special focus on industrial and management engineering education.


11 November, 5-6.30 pm CET

Designing courses for the post-COVID university

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24 November, 5-6.30 pm CET

Tools and examples from the INSYSTED pedagogical framework

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Innovative REES setup this year – please register!

Are planning to attend the Research in Engineering Education Symposium (REES2021) this year, in person or virtually, and perhaps present a paper? AAEE is organizing the Symposium and the REES research papers will be presented in parallel sessions on December 6 & 7. Each one gets discussed twice:
  1. hybrid (face to face plus online) at 3:30 PM Perth time (7:30 AM in my time in Dublin/London) and then again
  2. online only (e.g., at 4 PM Dublin/London time) to allow those in the Americas to participate during their waking hours.

One of the facilitators from the Americas will report back when the Perth attendees arrive the next morning. We’ll be using very short pre-recorded videos of the papers and discussing them REES-style using an online platform like Miro, Canvas, or similar. The online boards will travel around the globe as the discussions do, so we can build upon and capture the discussion. 

The keynote addresses also will be delivered live by the keynote speakers twice: once at a time comfortable in Perth and a second time comfortable for Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas (e.g., 2 PM London/Dublin time) on December 7. The speakers (Dr Cecilia KY Chan and Emeritus Professor James Trevelyan) will stay up late to present to the online attendees. 

Visit the conference website for details on the Program, Speakers, Workshops, and Registration process. Note that those attending in virtual mode only have a very reduced registration fee; it’s just AUD 150 (which is USD 111, EUR 96, GBP 82).

Amazing effort by AAEE in organizing this hyflex event!

Hope to see you there!

Shannon Chance,

Chair of REEN

engineering education job at the University of Johannesburg

There’s a great opportunity open in engineering education at the University of Johannesburg, SA.  The team there is hoping to attract a good candidate with solid experience in engineering education and research, to grow the field at UJ. 

The job advert is available at

kind regards,


Dr Zachary Simpson

Senior Lecturer

Engineering Education

Updated link for QSR Grant

It appears that an error in the URL is causing the link to not be found, due to an errant space. As a result, please use the following link

Apologies for the technical issue.

Kind Regards, 
Silvana di Gregorio, PhD
Academic Research Director

QSR International

Eastside, King’s Cross Station, London, N1C 4AX, United Kingdom
T  +44 (0)1925 358 095

QSR Grant for Early Career Researchers

Often the most innovative research comes from those just starting their careers. As such, I’m delighted that QSR International is once again supporting the next generation of qualitative research innovation! We recognize that early career researchers often find it difficult to access research grants as they have to compete with established scholars. This is why QSR has established this grant just for those starting out on their research careers.

The Grant will allow for $25,000 USD in funding over two years to an Early Career Researcher with a project that shows promise and contribution to knowledge.

The grant is open to all Early Career Researchers world-wide.

If you are interested in learning more about the grant, or know someone who may benefit, please visit:

The deadline for applications is 30th November 2021.

Kind Regards, 
Silvana di Gregorio, PhD
Academic Research Director

QSR International

Eastside, King’s Cross Station, London, N1C 4AX, United Kingdom
T  +44 (0)1925 358 095

Our new special issue on ethics

Adding to the literature on engineering ethics education is a new special focus issue of the Australasian Journal of Engineering Education.The introduction by the guest editor Shannon Chancepresents the nine manuscripts and explains ties across them. The set covers ethical decision-making models and pedagogical techniques, philosophical aspects of ethics in engineering practice and education, ethics in accreditation, and the role of extra-curricular activities and gaming platforms in students’ ethical development. The set has been released digitally and will soon be published in hard copy as well. Many of the articles are open access, and a link to each is provided below. Gwynne-Evans, Junaid and Chetty argue for a repositioning of ethics at the heart of engineering graduate attributes.Martin, Conlon and Boweexamine how cases are used in the teaching of engineering ethics and argue for the use of immersive scenarios and active stakeholder engagement, as well as for the development of local repositories and metrics of effectiveness.Stransky, Bodnar, Anastasio and Burkey explore the power of immersive environments that encourage authentic, high-level engagement by students.Sivaraman proposes a 4-tier rubric for evaluating engineering students’ ethical decision-making skills in the context of hypothetical scenarios.Lawlor offers a dissenting perspective to the teaching of engineering ethics through case studies and he recommends mirroring practices used in the education of philosophers—reading, lectures, discussion, and assessment—so that students are equipped to think critically about the profession.Hess, Miller, Higbee, Fore and Wallace explore empathy and ethical becoming, with the aim of helping Biomedical students recognize issues in practice environments.Frigo, Marthaler, Albers, Ott and Hillerbrand bring to the forefront the role of phronesis and virtues in engineering education. Advocating an authentic approach to teaching ethics,Polmear, Chau and Simmons highlight the role that informal, out-of-class, or extra-curricular activities play in the students’ ethical development. Finally,Chance, Lawlor, Direito and Mitchell assess ramifications of traditional approaches to teaching ethics by asking civil engineers how they had learned about ethics and find that lessons of codes and professional practice were likely present in their engineering courses but completely unmemorable.

SASEE Symposium to launch the Southern Journal of Engineering Education

Friday, 23 July 2021

SASEE Symposium to launch the
Southern Journal of Engineering Education

On behalf of the South African Society of Engineering Education (SASEE), we are pleased to announce the launch of our official research journal, the Southern Journal of Engineering Education (SJEE).

Please mark your calendars for the SASEE Symposium (online/virtual) to celebrate the SJEE launch on Friday, 23 July 2021, starting at 09h30 GMT+2.

To learn more about the focus of SJEE, please visit the website:

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