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EOTF 2.0


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The problem of effective educational transformation is as much organizational and political as it is pedagogical and curricular; and it may be the case that effective engineering education transformation requires not a top-down approach, but rather an open-source approach in which diverse voices gather at the grassroots with a variety of views and methodological approaches and openly and actively share best practices.

To explore this possibility, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and the University of Illinois have joined forces to put on the Summit on the Engineer of the Future 2.0. The event will be held on April 1, 2009 (Wednesday, with opening reception the night before) at Olin College in Needham, MA.

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EOTF 2.0

  2. 2. iFoundry Background <ul><li>What is iFoundry? </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education (iFoundry) is a cross-disciplinary curriculum incubator…dedicated to the transformation of engineering education in ways appropriate to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. iFoundry adopts the view that curriculum transformation is both an organizational and a conceptual challenge , and that effective reform requires (1) deep reflection about the complex system in which engineering curricula are embedded and (2) multiple change modes to promote collective learning and doing among the complex system’s elements and constituents.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Pledges Olin & Illinois to work together to transform engineering education through… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchanges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… that demonstrate scalable innovation and reform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alliance of Innovation in Engineering Education (aPIE2) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Larger cooperation to transform engineering education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As students: understand themes of Olin’s culture & community, and what gives these themes life </li></ul>OIP Background
  4. 4. <ul><li>Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering: Needham, MA </li></ul>What is Olin? Quick Facts
  5. 5. <ul><li>That’s what we want to find out! </li></ul>Who is Olin? EOTF 2.0: March 31 – April 1, 2009 Location: Olin College Purpose: -Explore an open-source approach to transform engineering education -Openly and actively share best practices Who will be there? Engineering faculty, administrators, students…maybe even YOU
  6. 6. EOTF2.0 Agenda
  7. 7. <ul><li>1) Apply: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What we’re looking for: 5-8 students who are enthusiastic, energetic, and committed to OIP’s goals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2) Travel to Needham, MA for the conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel expenses largely subsidized by iFoundry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3) Actively engage in the conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical for the next step… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4) Bring back what you learned to help affect positive change at U of I </li></ul>Being a part of EOTF2.0
  8. 8. Questions and Discussion