United International College

United International College Hosts China's First IEEE-TALE Conference


Zhuhai, Guangdong -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/22/2015 -- Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC) hosted the IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assignment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) 2015. The conference was co-organized by the IEEE Education Society and UIC,along with China Unicom, MathWorks, and Panopto as the industrial sponsors.

There were 80 people that came to attend, including55 paper presenters, VIPs from the IEEE Education Society as well as Organizers from the IEEE Hong Kong Section Education Chapter. There was a very diverse mix of attendees coming from all over the world to attend and present their papers. The General Chair of the organizing committee was Stephen S. M. Chung, and he was joined by two General Co-Chairs, Prof Lilian L. P. Kwan and Dr Kai Pan Mark, as well as Russ Meier who was the Steering Committee Chair at this conference.

The aim of this conference was to provide a forum for academicians and professionals from various educational fields and with cross-disciplinary interests to network, share knowledge, and engage in dialogues around the theme of fostering innovation and excellence in engineering education. Both research and practice-oriented papers were invited that encompassed all aspects of education in the engineering fields (including computing, computer science, information technology and cognate disciplines). The conference featured traditional paper presentations and work shops in addition to keynotes by renowned educational experts and authorities.

One of the workshops on offer was "Why creating ALGORITHMS will be the new literacy" by the MathWorks Workshop, which demonstrated the solution for modeling in science and engineering education. UIC provided meals for the attendees as well as arranged an optional local sight-seeing cultural programme to give attendees a chance to take a look around Zhuhai, which is where UIC is located.

The Best Paper award winner was "School Perceptions of Coding Education in K-12: A Large Scale Quantitative Study to Inform Innovative Practices" by Gary K. W. Wong(The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong S.A.R, China), H. Y. Cheung(University of Bristol), Edwin C. C. Ching (Hong Kong and Macau Lutheran Church Primary School) and John M. H. Huen (Koding Kingdom).

The conference is held each year in the Asia-Pacific region (IEEE Region 10). It is intended to complement existing conferences sponsored by the IEEE Education Society, most notably Frontiers in Education in North America (IEEE Regions 1–7) and EDUCON in Europe/Middle East/Africa (IEEE Region 8). The aim of TALE is to provide an excellent platform for both academicians and practitioners to share their experience and knowledge in engineering education at all levels. Both research and practice-oriented papers are welcome in order to emphasize the needs of interdisciplinary collaboration in engineering and education.

About UIC
With a mission to build a new model for liberal education in Mainland China and to nurture talented future graduates with international perspectives, United International College has been growing domestically and internationally since it was founded in 2005. UIC is a joint venture between Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University to create the first liberal arts college in Mainland China. UIC is located in Zhuhai, and it uses English as the medium to conduct classes plus it has about 5000 students attending from across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan as well as other countries.

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Address:28 Jinfeng Road, Tangjiawan, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China, 519085
Email: info@tale-conference.org
Phone: 0086 756 3620000
Website: http://www.tale-conference.org/tale2015/