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Register now: SEFI2020 Conference
Register now: SEFI2020 Conference
SEFI2020 was planned to take place at the location of University of Twente campus (20-24 September), but will now be an exciting online event. In the new format there will be lots of inspiring keynotes, orals, posters, workshops and options to meet online. Sufficient technology support will be arranged to make this a good and interactive experience for all. Click here for the draft programme. Conference fees are reduced. You are welcome to register now!
Thursday 9 July 2020
Practical quantum programming education
Practical quantum programming education
Computer-aided technologies are omnipresent in many engineering disciplines. Be it the computer-aided design of a ship hull, the simulation-based analysis of the bending of an airplane wing, or the computer-driven optimization of the shape of a Formula One car, it is the aid of computational tools that helps engineers through their daily professional life. These tools are often available as ready-to-use software packages whose usage is taught to engineering students in the classroom. However, compute technologies change over time and so do the computational tools and the underlying mathematical algorithms. Today’s tools are often based on algorithms that have been initiated decades ago. It often takes years to mature novel algorithms from academic concepts to production-ready tools. It is therefore natural to take a look into the future of computing and start developing novel algorithms for next-generation computer-aided engineering tools today.
Tuesday 7 July 2020
How do teachers and students feel about online teaching
How do teachers and students feel about online teaching
The corona situation has forced an abrupt transition to online education in many institutions. Postdoc Tim Stevens is investigating and evaluating the process and outcomes of this abrupt transition at WUR. His research aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the transition to online education and map factors that shape the adoption of online tools and methods at WUR. Preliminary results show that teachers were not happy with ‘being forced’ to fully teach online. However they were able to teach the course to their own satisfaction.
Friday 3 July 2020
Review study on interdisciplinary engineering education
Review study on interdisciplinary engineering education
A 4TU.CEE review study on interdisciplinary engineering education was published in the Journal of Engineering Education. 
Thursday 2 July 2020
What do teachers learn during the innovation of their education?
What do teachers learn during the innovation of their education?
The 4TU.Centre for Engineering Education (4TU.CEE) will get involved in a large-scale NWO research project. It involves 25 higher education institutes that will investigate what and how teachers learn when they innovate their own courses. The research is funded by the NRO (Nederlands Regieorgaan Onderwijsonderzoek), a sub department from NWO especially focused on research on education. 4TU.CEE is strongly involved in the research project, with professor Jan Vermunt (TU/e) and professor Perry den Brok (WUR) as project leader and assisting project leader, respectively, and with research to be conducted at various of the 4TU institutes.
Wednesday 1 July 2020
Release of book 'Navigating the Landscape of Engineering Education
Release of book 'Navigating the Landscape of Engineering Education
Aldert Kamp, 4TU.CEE leader at TU Delft has released his new book ‘Navigating the landscape of Higher Engineering Education’ with lots of new insights for future-fit higher engineering education.
Friday 19 June 2020
Comenius education grant for Isabelle Reymen of TU/e
Comenius education grant for Isabelle Reymen of TU/e
Professor Isabelle Reymen, scientific director of TU/e innovation Space, has secured a grant worth half a million euros under the Comenius programme run by NWO. Reymen will develop the conceptual framework for Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) and will research its subsequent rollout and upscaling at TU/e.
Thursday 18 June 2020
The transition to online education during the corona crisis
The transition to online education during the corona crisis
The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced an abrupt transition to online education. Researcher Tim Stevens is studying the transition to online education at Wageningen University. What can we learn from the transition to online education? The first results are available now.
Friday 15 May 2020
Traditional versus challenge-based learning in higher engineering education
Traditional versus challenge-based learning in higher engineering education
Challenge-based learning is becoming an important learning and teaching strategy at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, 2018). During challenge-based learning, students work in multi-disciplinary groups on open-ended and real-life challenges that are provided by stakeholders in the field of engineering (Membrillo-Hernández et al., 2019; Rosén et al., 2018). Teachers are expected to work as coaches, who support and guide the learning process of the students. Both ‘traditional’ teacher-based instruction (e.g. in lectures) and challenge-based learning (and coaching) are currently practiced at Eindhoven University of Technology.
Thursday 14 May 2020

News

Register now: SEFI2020 Conference
Register now: SEFI2020 Conference
SEFI2020 was planned to take place at the location of University of Twente campus (20-24 September), but will now be an exciting online event. In the new format there will be lots of inspiring keynotes, orals, posters, workshops and options to meet online. Sufficient technology support will be arranged to make this a good and interactive experience for all. Click here for the draft programme. Conference fees are reduced. You are welcome to register now!
Thursday 9 July 2020
Practical quantum programming education
Practical quantum programming education
Computer-aided technologies are omnipresent in many engineering disciplines. Be it the computer-aided design of a ship hull, the simulation-based analysis of the bending of an airplane wing, or the computer-driven optimization of the shape of a Formula One car, it is the aid of computational tools that helps engineers through their daily professional life. These tools are often available as ready-to-use software packages whose usage is taught to engineering students in the classroom. However, compute technologies change over time and so do the computational tools and the underlying mathematical algorithms. Today’s tools are often based on algorithms that have been initiated decades ago. It often takes years to mature novel algorithms from academic concepts to production-ready tools. It is therefore natural to take a look into the future of computing and start developing novel algorithms for next-generation computer-aided engineering tools today.
Tuesday 7 July 2020
How do teachers and students feel about online teaching
How do teachers and students feel about online teaching
The corona situation has forced an abrupt transition to online education in many institutions. Postdoc Tim Stevens is investigating and evaluating the process and outcomes of this abrupt transition at WUR. His research aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the transition to online education and map factors that shape the adoption of online tools and methods at WUR. Preliminary results show that teachers were not happy with ‘being forced’ to fully teach online. However they were able to teach the course to their own satisfaction.
Friday 3 July 2020
Review study on interdisciplinary engineering education
Review study on interdisciplinary engineering education
A 4TU.CEE review study on interdisciplinary engineering education was published in the Journal of Engineering Education. 
Thursday 2 July 2020
What do teachers learn during the innovation of their education?
What do teachers learn during the innovation of their education?
The 4TU.Centre for Engineering Education (4TU.CEE) will get involved in a large-scale NWO research project. It involves 25 higher education institutes that will investigate what and how teachers learn when they innovate their own courses. The research is funded by the NRO (Nederlands Regieorgaan Onderwijsonderzoek), a sub department from NWO especially focused on research on education. 4TU.CEE is strongly involved in the research project, with professor Jan Vermunt (TU/e) and professor Perry den Brok (WUR) as project leader and assisting project leader, respectively, and with research to be conducted at various of the 4TU institutes.
Wednesday 1 July 2020
Release of book 'Navigating the Landscape of Engineering Education
Release of book 'Navigating the Landscape of Engineering Education
Aldert Kamp, 4TU.CEE leader at TU Delft has released his new book ‘Navigating the landscape of Higher Engineering Education’ with lots of new insights for future-fit higher engineering education.
Friday 19 June 2020
Comenius education grant for Isabelle Reymen of TU/e
Comenius education grant for Isabelle Reymen of TU/e
Professor Isabelle Reymen, scientific director of TU/e innovation Space, has secured a grant worth half a million euros under the Comenius programme run by NWO. Reymen will develop the conceptual framework for Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) and will research its subsequent rollout and upscaling at TU/e.
Thursday 18 June 2020
The transition to online education during the corona crisis
The transition to online education during the corona crisis
The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced an abrupt transition to online education. Researcher Tim Stevens is studying the transition to online education at Wageningen University. What can we learn from the transition to online education? The first results are available now.
Friday 15 May 2020
Traditional versus challenge-based learning in higher engineering education
Traditional versus challenge-based learning in higher engineering education
Challenge-based learning is becoming an important learning and teaching strategy at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, 2018). During challenge-based learning, students work in multi-disciplinary groups on open-ended and real-life challenges that are provided by stakeholders in the field of engineering (Membrillo-Hernández et al., 2019; Rosén et al., 2018). Teachers are expected to work as coaches, who support and guide the learning process of the students. Both ‘traditional’ teacher-based instruction (e.g. in lectures) and challenge-based learning (and coaching) are currently practiced at Eindhoven University of Technology.
Thursday 14 May 2020