Transnational Education (TNE) involves higher education institutes delivering educational services in another country. Such programs exist in many different forms and they have evolved from branch campuses of Western universities to distance online teaching programs. Furthermore, TNE programs have attracted a variety of students from different cultures and backgrounds. Moreover, to meet the needs of the constantly shifting global job market, we foresee a greater number of higher education institutes engaged in TNE within the next five years.
Without doubt, TNE is going to change the lives of millions of graduates from around the world. Consequently, it is important to develop sustainable practices and systems that support these programs. However, there are challenges in ensuring that these TNE programs are sustainable and equitable to both sides of the partnership. To address these challenges, a central aspect of this workshop involves the application and integration of information, computational and communications technology in the teaching and learning of engineering programs. In particular, we focus on four important areas, which are curriculum development, curriculum delivery, quality assurance and assessment.
TREET is an IEEE virtual workshop that is technically sponsored by the IEEE Education Society. The workshop will serve as a valuable resource for researchers, course setters and program directors, particularly those involved in transnational learning and teaching of electronic and computer engineering. The workshop is organised by the University of Glasgow, UK. The workshop invites contributions from leading academic and industrial experts.
We believe that novel contributions within the four previously mentioned areas will allow readers to identify the requirements, challenges and future directions related to the provision of TNE programs in electronic and computer engineering. In particular, the workshop aims to report the latest advances and future trends of key techniques and frameworks enabling optimal development and delivery of electronic and computer engineering education, while considering the technical constraints and uncertainties involved.