July 10-13, 1999
The Westin Hotel
Santa Clara, CA, USA

Conference Chair:
Ann Lippel
Felician College

Conference Co-Chairs:
Jay Pinson, Ph.D.
Applied Global University

Phil Swain, Ph.D.
Purdue University

Naomi Rotter, Ph.D.
New Jersey Institute of Technology

United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5902
T: 1-212-591-7836 Fax: 1-212-591-7441
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Conference Co-Sponsors
American Society for Engineering Education
Applied Materials
The Boeing Corporation
Motorola University

Conference Supporters
Consortium on Distance Education
Digital Xpress
Felician College
First Virtual Corporation
John Wiley, Inc.
New Jersey Center for Multimedia Research
National Technological University
Oklahoma State University
Purdue University
Simon and Schuster
University of Idaho
University of Kentucky

Saturday, July 10, 1999

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner

7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

Sunday, July 11, 1999

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Session 1: POSTER SESSION

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Conference Introduction
Conference Chair - Ann Lippel
Engineering Foundation Liaison - Allen Laskin

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER
William Wiggenhorn, C.E.O. of Motorola University

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dinner

9:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. Social Hour

Monday, July 12, 1999

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Workforce Development: Who is Going to be the Provider?
Moderator: Jay Pinson, President, Applied Global University


10:30 - 12:30 p.m. Morning Field Trip Option to Sun Microsystems, Santa Clara

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Current Industry/Academic Models
Session Chair: Lionel Baldwin, President, National Technological University

  1. Andi Di Paolo, Director, Stanford Center for Professional Development, Stanford University
  2. Roger Mills, Regional Director (East Anglia), The UK Open University, British Isles
  3. Farimah Schuerman, Executive Marketing Manager/Distributed Learning Network, Education Group, Simon & Schuster

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Coffee Break

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Validation and Assessment Issues
Session Chair: Naomi Rotter, Professor of Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Presenters will discuss the issues of trust and control of remote students/workers, validation of student performance and how to measure effectiveness of this mode of learning for engineering education

  1. Carl Raschke, Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Cultural Criticism, University of Denver
  2. Dean Thomas Lester, Dean of the College of Engineering, University of Kentucky
  3. Dr. Thomas L. Russell, Director of Instructional Telecommunication, North Carolina State University

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner

7:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Symposium Looking into the Crystal Ball: What's in Store for
the Next Millennium
Session Chair: Gary Thomas, Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology

  1. Ralph Ungermann, President and CEO, FVC.Com
  2. Frank Mayadas, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

9:45 p.m. - 10:45 p.m. Social Hour

Tuesday, July 13, 1999

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 Use of New and Existing Educational Tools to Support Hybrid
Session Chair: John Carpinelli, Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology

  1. Product Based Learning Larry Leifer, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  2. Virtual University Thomas Wilkinson, Director, Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  3. SOLVEIT: A Tool for Asynchronous Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Fadi Deek, Professor, Computer and Information Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology

12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. Lucheon

Facilitator: Philip Swain, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director, Center for Lifelong Learning, Purdue University

Award for outstanding poster paper

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