Hagenberg CampusInformatics, Communications and Media

Programme Outline

The 2nd International Summer Workshop on IT Education & Research will take three days and is split in the following parts:

  • Talks and workshops on Thursday and Friday:

    • Four keynote talks with panel discussion
    • Four half-day workshops (à two parallel tracks)

  • Social programme on Thursday and Friday:

    • Campus tour and visit of the R&D department (afternoon)
    • Dinner and visit of the Ars Electronica Center (evening)

  • Full-day social event on Saturday

Schedule

Thursday, 11th June 2015

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Opening
09:30 – 10:15 Keynote 1: "openSAP - Adaptation of the Academic MOOC Model for Enterprise Education" Michaela Laemmler (Dean of openSAP at SAP, Germany)
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:30 Keynote 2: "Producing a Smart City MOOC at The Open University and FutureLearn" Gerd Kortuem (Professor of Computing at the Open University, UK)
11:30 – 12:00 Panel Discussion with Keynote Speakers
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Campus Tour/Time for Individual Meetings
14:30 – 17:00 Workshop Tracks

  • Workshop 1: MOOCs - Hype or Future of Education?
    Topics: Opportunities and Challenges of MOOCs, case studies and best practices, integration in modern IT curricula, etc.
  • Workshop 2: Trends and Challenges of Internationalization of Higher IT Education
    Topics: Student/staff mobility, best practices/strategies in marketing and international student recruitment, managing cultural diversity, etc.
18:00 Reception in Linz (seat of the Upper Austrian provincial government)

Friday, 12th June 2015

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:45 Keynote 3: "Georgia Tech's New Online MOOC-Based Master's Program" Zvi Galil (Dean of the Georgia Tech College of Computing, US)
09:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:00 Keynote 4: "Online Education in Africa: Experiences, Challenges and Outlook" Januarius J. Asongu (President of the Saint Monica University, Cameroon)
11:00 – 11:30 Panel Discussion with Keynote Speakers
11:30 – 12:30 Presentation Birmingham City University/Visit of R&D Department
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:30 Workshop Tracks

  • Workshop 3: Is Piecing Together Software Solutions the New Coding?
    Topics: Preparing students for the future of software development, expectations on an IT curriculum (societal/industrial perspective), etc.

  • Workshop 4: Lessons Learnt from International IT Research Projects
    Topics: Building sustainable/long-term partnerships, best practices in project management, finding the perfect consortium, managing cultural diversity, etc.
17:30 – 19:00 Ars Electronica Center Tour (optional)

Saturday, 13th June 2015

08:30 – 17:00 Social Event (trip to the beautiful Salzkammergut in the lake district of Upper Austria)