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Conferences and workshops

Technological Literacy of Undergraduates: Developing Standard Models

About this event

Engineers hold one of the central roles in the development of modern technology. As such, engineers should take on an equally central role and responsibility in establishing understanding of technology by the public. Technological literacy is not likely to gain wide acceptance until the undergraduate education community develops standard courses that are supported by textbooks and other course materials. A workshop will be conducted to bring educators and related professionals together to facilitate collaboration and focus future efforts. The goal of the workshop will be bring these efforts close to an implementation resulting in collaborations and future course development. At the workshop, groups will define and discuss several models of technological literacy courses. These models will then become candidates for further development. The objective will be to create materials for both students and instructors, with the intention of easy adoption and widespread use. The primary outcomes will be materials describing several models for technological literacy courses, a community focused on developing these models, and dissemination of these results to a broader audience.