December 2021

About the IEEE Education Society Newsletter:
The IEEE Education Society (EdSoc) Newsletter aims to provide members with relevant time-sensitive announcements and news.
About the IEEE Education Society
The IEEE Education Society was founded in 1957 and is one of the oldest technical Societies in IEEE. It is a worldwide Society of professionals dedicated to ensuring high-quality education in science and engineering. Our members engage students each day, research and propose new theories in learning science, and innovate classroom practice. We welcome your contributions to our community and hope you can benefit from the dialog the Society helps to foster.
President's Message

At the end of the year, the Society experiences times, as in your personal life, of renewal, reflection, and plans for the next year. The renewal of leaders of the Society is carried out at different levels, through the elections of our officers periodically, as well as new members of the Board of Governors. I want to welcome the newly-elected Society Officer and the newly-elected Members-at-Large of the Board of Governors, as well as the new members of the Society elevated to the Class of IEEE Fellows. This is proof of the functioning of the renewal of the positions and, together with the awards, of the recognition of professional development in our Society. You can find more information about all of our activities in this newsletter...Continue Reading

2021 Member-at-Large and Officer Election Results
Congratulations to the newly elected IEEE Education Society Officers and Board of Governors (BoG) Members-at-Large! We look forward to working with you in the coming terms.
Member-at-Large Class of 2022-2024
2021 Society Award Recipients

We would like to congratulate all of our 2021 Society award recipients! We truly value your membership and the contributions you have made to the Education Society and the field of engineering education.

IEEE William E. Sayle Award for Achievement in Education

Rosanna Y.-Y. Chan

For her contributions to the field of learning technologies for special education needs.

IEEE Education Society Distinguished Member Award

Mani Mina

For outstanding, long-term service and dedication to the IEEE Education Society and unique contributions to electrical engineering pedagogy.

Edwin C. Jones, Jr. Meritorious Service Award

María M. Larrondo-Petrie

For sustained pioneering contributions to the IEEE Education Society in standards development, international accreditation, and globalization.

Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award

Dimitris Papailiopoulos

For his dedication to teaching excellence, his focus on student-centered learning success, and his championing of active learning strategies in both his own teaching and among colleagues.

Distinguished Chapter Leadership Award

Diana Andone

For successful promotion and implementation of digital learning activities beyond the STEM disciplines and innovative contributions in IEEE Education Romania.

IEEE Student Leadership Award

Sai Prashanth Mallellu

For exemplary leadership abilities contributing to the growing number of student members involved in IEEE Education Society activities as well as for catalyzing their career development and opportunities.

Chapter Achievement Award

Bangalore Chapter

For contributions to the engagement and new international activities of the IEEE Education Society members in the Bangladesh (and India) area.

Congratulations to the 2022 Class of IEEE Fellows

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

The Education Society is honored to have elevated two members to the distinction of IEEE Fellow for 2022. Please help us in congratulating the following individuals on this achievement:

Bonnie Ferri

For contributions to hands-on learning and leadership in higher education.

Sorel Reisman

For leadership in design, implementation, and adoption of open education resources.

Please also join us in congratulating the following Education Society members who were elevated by other IEEE Entities:

Murali Annavaram

For contributions to heterogeneous architectures for energy-efficient computing systems.

Tarek S. El-Bawab

For contributions to the definition, recognition, accreditation criteria, and program development of modern network-engineering education.

Get to know your Education Society Fellows
Sorel Reisman

Dr. Sorel Reisman, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences at California State University, considers being elected as the IEEE Computer Society President and being elevated to an IEEE Fellow, two of his greatest professional achievements. Outside of work, Dr. Reisman enjoys spending time in Turin, Italy, playing tennis, and avoiding all emails, phone calls, and text messages on the weekends. His IEEE and Society memberships have been a key contributor to the professional activities that supported his elevation to IEEE Fellow. According to Dr. Reisman, his accomplishments are a direct result of the work he has completed with other IEEE members who have become his good friends over the years...Continue Reading
IEEE Technical Committee on Immersive Learning (TC-ILE) Starts its Activities
The formation of the IEEE Technical Committee on Immersive Learning (TC-ILE) and its bylaws have been approved by the Educational Society. Under the leadership of Prof. Christian Guetl (Chair), Prof. Melanie Platz and Prof. Minjuan Wang (Vice-Chairs), and Prof. Andreas Dengel (Secretary) in the first working period, the TC aims to promote, advance, and disseminate state-of-the-art scientific information and resources of immersive concepts, tools, and environments for educational purposes. It will also identify and bring together diverse groups of researchers, practitioners, and industry professionals of relevant fields, and will provide professional development opportunities for academic and industry professionals.

Our planned activities for the coming year include hosting webinars and panel series and carrying out standardization initiatives. We will also co-host special tracks/sessions at relevant conferences and edit special issues in relevant journals. TC-ILE is also happy to announce its active involvement in the iLRN (Immersive Learning Research Network) 2022 conference in Vienna, and in the Knowledge Tree Systematization Project. Colleagues interested in our technical committee are invited to join TC-ILE by sending a short message to [email protected].
Virtual Graduate Study Consortium (VGSC)
IEEE Education Society BoG approved a proposal from IEEE Education Society Standards Committee to form a Virtual Graduate Study Consortium (VGSC) on 22 June 2021. VGSC will not be limited in time and space only at a given conference. It will be a Virtual Organization (VO) initiated and sponsored by the IEEE Education Society with other IEEE Organizational Units as well as with universities and industrial partners. The VGSC will be built using a participatory action research method previously followed for the development of IEEE Education Society's first sponsored standard (IEEE SA Std.1876 - 2019 on Smart Online Laboratories). It is found that this approach is a suitable approach due to the evolving nature of technological infrastructures based on interactive devices and innovative pedagogies such as enhanced contextualized smart mentoring and tutoring learning systems. The mentors of the project would be the teacher-researchers, volunteers, and members of IEEE Education Society and its other IEEE Organizations Units, particularly those members of working groups on standards. We are also counting on all the participants in various committees such as those of the Editorial Boards and Editors of the IEEE Transactions on Education, the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, and IEEE-RITA. We will thus co-construct or use the environments and tools required to achieve the objectives useful for candidates for graduate studies around the world.
Appointment of a new Chair of the IEEE Education Society sponsored IEEE SA P2834 Working Group on Secure and Trusted Learning Systems
On 12 November 2021, the IEEE Education Society Standards Committee Chair appointed Dr. Abdellah Touhafi, as the new Chair of IEEE SA P2834 Working Group.

Dr. Abdellah Touhafi is a professor at the Engineering Sciences Faculty of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. As a member of the Engineering technologies department, he is responsible for the major courses related to electronics design, embedded computing, and reconfigurable computing. His research interests are smart and industrial electronics, reconfigurable computing systems, multi-sensorial systems, and cloud computing. Those topics are deployed within two emerging applications that are advanced environmental monitoring systems and digital education. He is serving as an editor for the Journal of sensors and is chairing several conferences related to smart cities, cloud computing, and industrial electronics. His work has been published in more than 130 scientific publications.
BoG Member Elected as CITEF Board Member in 2021
The CITEF is one of the networks of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) that was created in Rabat, Morocco in 1986. This engineering and technician training network aims to promote cultural, economic, and social development through scientific and technical training and research. In particular, it strives to promote: the mobility of people and ideas in the framework of inter-institutional projects, the establishment of regional cooperation through the creation of centers of excellence and networks, the circulation of information in the field of training and research, and mutual assistance in the areas of pedagogy, research, and educational institutions governance.

Dr. Hamadou Saliah-Hassane has chaired the IEEE Education Society Standards Committee since 2010. He also chaired the standardization process adopted by the working group whose activities led to the adoption of IEEE SA Std. 1876 - 2019, earning the 2019 IEEE Standards Association Emerging Technologies Award.

Learn more about C.I.T.E.F:

To learn more about the IEEE SA Std. 1876 - 2019 standard, please visit:
IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub is open to Subscribers and Contributors
The IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub (TEH) is an open-access website for our global community of educators. Its curated collection of short articles, professional events, and other resource collections is targeted to those teaching engineering, computing, and technology (ECT) at the university level. These professional development resources can benefit both experienced and beginning educators.

We encourage you to subscribe to the TEH to receive our latest content delivered weekly to your inbox and to contribute to the TEH by sharing your best practices, educational innovations, live and on-demand events, and more to a global community.

Visit the TEH here.

The main areas of the TEH are:
  • Original Short Articles
  • Links to Up-coming and On-Demand Events
  • Collections of Educational Research, Videos, etc.
The content is growing to include resources in a wide range of topical areas such as academic integrity; assessment techniques; capstone projects; cooperative learning; equity, diversity, and inclusion; educational research, learning science, learning technologies, remote instruction, and more. An On-Demand Webinar is available which gives an overview:

“Resources for University Faculty: Introducing the IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub” with speakers Dr. Russ Meier and Dr. Steve Watkins.

Access this webinar for free here.

The IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub is hosted and managed by the IEEE Education Society and IEEE Educational Activities through a global Editorial Board of volunteers. The content reflects the expertise of the IEEE Education Society, IEEE Educational Activities, and other partners in education.

For information on the IEEE Teaching Excellence Hub and on how to submit a contribution, please contact Steve E. Watkins, Vice-President for Educational Activities and Awards, and Co-Chair of the Teaching Excellence Hub Editorial Board at [email protected].
Letter from the VP for Publications
Dear Colleagues,

This has been a stressful year for many of us, and I hope that you are all well and that your universities and companies are returning to some version of the “new normal.” As many of you might be aware I had the huge privilege to be reappointed as VP for Publications at the last Board of Governors meeting in October, and I will serve a second term in this role from 2022 to 2023.

As VP for Publications, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and secure festive season with family, colleagues, friends, and also to reflect on some of the great things we as a society have achieved during 2021...Continue Reading
COMPSAC 2022 – 2nd Annual Student OER Contest
The IEEE Computer Society’s Computers, Software, and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), in cooperation with the IEEE Education Society, is pleased to announce COMPSAC’s second Annual Student OER Contest and invites undergraduate college/university student submissions.

OERs (Open Educational Resources) are web-accessible entities that can be used by teachers to teach, or students to learn. Submissions are open to undergraduate higher education students, working alone or in teams of up to four, who have developed a Web-based OER that can be used for teaching or learning at the undergraduate college or university level of Computer Science or Information Technology.

OERs that qualify for this contest include materials that may have been developed for class projects, including animations, case studies, video presentations, simulations, tutorials, workshop and training materials, etc. Examples are (i) video presentation (e.g., a 10-minute video for teaching a computing topic), (ii) animation (e.g., an animation explaining a sorting algorithm), or (iii) website (e.g., a website for a computing-related tutorial). Please refer to the 2021 winning submissions here for reference.
IEEE Education Society Flagship Conferences
IEEE World Engineering Education Conference (EDUNINE) 2022

IEEE EDUNINE 2022 will be held as a hybrid event from 13-16 March 2022. EDUNINE 2022 will be a “Smart Distributed Conference” with gatherings throughout Ibero-America.

IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) 2022

IEEE EDUCON 2022 will be held on 28-31 March 2022 in Gammarth, Tunisia.


IEEE Learning with MOOCS (LWMOOCS) 2022

IEEE LWMOOCS 2022 will be held on 28-30 September 2022 in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala.

Important Dates: 

  • 1 April 2022 - Abstract Deadline Submission
IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference 2022

IEEE FIE 2022 will be held on 8-11 October 2022 in Uppsala, Sweden.

IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) 2022

IEEE TALE 2022 will be held as a hybrid event in Hong Kong on 5-8 December 2022.

IEEE Education Society Publications

The IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT) covers research on such topics as Innovative online learning systems, Intelligent tutors, Educational software applications and games, and Simulation systems for education and training.

The IEEE Transactions on Education (ToE) publishes significant and original scholarly contributions to education in electrical and electronics engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and other fields within the scope of interest of IEEE.

The IEEE Journal of Latin-American Learning Technologies (IEEE-RITA) focuses on technological applications and research in Education.

Current Publication Issues

Interested in meeting like-minded people in your area? Visit the Chapters page on our website to find an Education Society Chapter near you.


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