ERIC Number: ED031129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-12
Reference Count: N/A
Continuing Engineering Studies Series. Monograph No. 2.
American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.
This report covers the second annual conference at which educators and members of the industrial world met to discuss needs, programs, new developments, and other matters on which continuing engineering studies (CES) should be based. The first address describes problems that often beset professionals in continuing education and suggests the acceptance of 2 concepts that are essential for survival in modern society: the need for dissent, and meaningful dialogue. The second address discusses the Harvard Program on Technology and Society, a university-wide interdisciplinary study of the interaction between technological and social change. Statements presented during the 2 general sessions of the conference report on the utility of GENESYS, a television network on which 40 to 50 graduate courses are offered each quarter at remote sites for employed engineers, a contemporary course for middle-aged engineers, and a method of teaching that involves 2-way telephones and an electronic blackboard. Other papers cover a Canadian seminar on CES which proposed a program centering around 1-week intensive courses, "employment-related education" as a better term for continuing education, and problems encountered in selecting potential engineering executives. The impact of aerospace research on technology, continuing education opportunities at IBM, and the use of interactive computer languages for solving job-related problems are also discussed. Five workshop reports are appended. (WM)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Industrialization, Professional Continuing Education, Skill Obsolescence, Technological Advancement
American Society for Engineering Education, 2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Report of a Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 12-14, 1967.