CTLL at the 2nd ALIEN project meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 9-11, 2019

CTLL coordinates the Erasmus+ Capacity Building for Higher Education project ALIEN: Active Learning in Engineering Education, which is funded by the European Commission. The aim of the research project is the upgrading of higher education at polytechnic schools in Asia. The project consortium includes 17 university partners, of which 12 are from Asia and specifically Malaysia, Vietnam, Nepal, Cambodia, and Pakistan, all 5 from Europe, and specifically from Portugal, Bulgaria, Estonia, United Kingdom, and Greece. Within the framework of the research programme an active learning methodology is developed for polytechnic schools. The proposed solution includes the creation of physical laboratories in Asian universities, the development of a digital platform for active learning, and the training of trainers for the integration of active learning as a basic methodology in higher education curricula. The 2nd Consortium meeting was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 9-11 January 2019 with the participation of the University of Malaya (Malaysia), University Tenaga Nacional (Malaysia), Kathmandu University (Nepal), Tribhuvan University (Nepal), ISRA University (Pakistan), National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (Pakistan ), Mean Chey University (Cambodia), Institute of Technology Cambodia (Cambodia), University of Battambang (Cambodia), Hanoi University (Vietnam), Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam), Vietnam National University (Vietnam), University of Gabrovo (Bulgaria), Porto Polytechnic (Portugal), Tallinn University (Estonia), University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom), and University of Thessaly. At the meeting the partners of the research programme had the opportunity to collaborate in the design of learning services that combine the problem-central learning with technology. The work of the meeting was opened by the Vice Rector of the University of Malaya Prof. Dr. Kamila Ghazali and the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Malaya, Prof. Dr. Abrizah Abdullah. Scientific coordinator of the research program is Hon. Prof. Elias Houstis and organizing officer Dr. Hariklia Tsalapatas. More information about the program is available at the the ALIEN project portal .


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