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Westerström, Anita
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Westerström, A. & Westerström, G. (2009). Employability on a global market (ed.). In: (Ed.), Quality Assessment, Employability and Innovation: proceedings of the 34th SEFI annual conference : Aalborg, Denmark, 2 June - 5 June 2008. Paper presented at SEFI Annual Conference : 02/06/2008 - 03/06/2008. SEFI
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Employability on a global market
2009 (English)In: Quality Assessment, Employability and Innovation: proceedings of the 34th SEFI annual conference : Aalborg, Denmark, 2 June - 5 June 2008, SEFI , 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SEFI, 2009
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39961 (URN)ee846300-fc11-11dd-9fef-000ea68e967b (Local ID)978-90-8790-571-2 (ISBN)ee846300-fc11-11dd-9fef-000ea68e967b (Archive number)ee846300-fc11-11dd-9fef-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Conference
SEFI Annual Conference : 02/06/2008 - 03/06/2008
Note

Godkänd; 2009; Bibliografisk uppgift: Proceedings are published after every Annual Conference. Copies can be ordered from info@sefi.be; 20090216 (biem)

Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
Westerström, A. & Westerström, G. (2009). Engineering education on a global market (ed.). In: (Ed.), : . Paper presented at International Conference on Engineering and Technology Education : 02/03/2008 - 05/03/2008.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Engineering education on a global market
2009 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Engineering education at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden started in the beginning of the 1970s. There was a local need for higher education within engineering relating to natural resources and the nearby industry. For almost 30 years, the university could remain local. Now the university is transforming all education and curricula in agreement with the European Bologna process, while entering the global market. The purpose of this paper was to catch the ongoing changes and the driving forces behind this transformation from the perspective of a former local university in the periphery. The global efforts could be seen through academic cooperation and alliances, industrial cooperation and internationalization, and the use of technology. Conclusions drawn from the study were that today's engineering education must prepare the student for life long learning and employability all over the globe at any moment.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31451 (URN)5a0d5580-fc41-11dd-9fef-000ea68e967b (Local ID)5a0d5580-fc41-11dd-9fef-000ea68e967b (Archive number)5a0d5580-fc41-11dd-9fef-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Conference
International Conference on Engineering and Technology Education : 02/03/2008 - 05/03/2008
Note

Godkänd; 2009; Bibliografisk uppgift: CD-ROM; 20090216 (biem)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
Westerström, A. & Westerström, G. (2009). Recruitment benchmarking: how to attract students to engineering education (ed.). In: (Ed.), Attracting young people to engineering - engineering is fun: SEFI Annual Conference 2009. Paper presented at SEFI Annual Conference : 01/07/2009 - 04/07/2009. SEFI: European Association for Engineering Education
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recruitment benchmarking: how to attract students to engineering education
2009 (English)In: Attracting young people to engineering - engineering is fun: SEFI Annual Conference 2009, SEFI: European Association for Engineering Education , 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Attracting students to engineering education in Sweden has become problematic in the last decade. Swedish industry needs engineers, but students are hesitating to apply to the educational programmes offered, or choose other study paths. The problem was identified early and dealt with by the Department of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden. Since the 1980s teachers at the department have been involved in large-scale recruitment work. They have visited upper secondary schools and told students how great it is to become a professional engineer. Professors, researchers, consultants and teachers have shown students at upper secondary schools what the profession offers. They have shown how to build bridges, railways, sewage treatment plants, and water treatment plants and how they can be built to achieve environmental sustainability. The upper secondary schools have been carefully selected all over Sweden. In addition, regiments and large educational exhibitions have been attended. Behind all these activities is a well-formulated recruitment strategy and an allocation of resources that includes one person employed to organize and take responsibility for the implementation of the activities. The results have been stunning. The Department of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering has never had any problems recruiting students in neither downward nor booming trend. While other programmes have suffered and been removed, the yearly intake has been stable and even increased.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SEFI: European Association for Engineering Education, 2009
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31552 (URN)5c6350e0-e8b9-11de-bae5-000ea68e967b (Local ID)5c6350e0-e8b9-11de-bae5-000ea68e967b (Archive number)5c6350e0-e8b9-11de-bae5-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Conference
SEFI Annual Conference : 01/07/2009 - 04/07/2009
Note

Godkänd; 2009; 20091214 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
Westerström, A. (2009). Web-based education in engineering: an opportunity fot the future (ed.). In: (Ed.), ICECE'2009: International Congress on Engineering and Computer Education, 08 to 11 March 2009, in Buenos Aires. Paper presented at International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education : 08/03/2009 - 11/03/2009.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Web-based education in engineering: an opportunity fot the future
2009 (English)In: ICECE'2009: International Congress on Engineering and Computer Education, 08 to 11 March 2009, in Buenos Aires, 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There are many reasons to start discussing the offering of courses on the web in engineering education, such as a means to attract students to engineering education, internationalization and globalization, a new generation of students with Internet experience, and the opportunity to try new pedagogy. The purpose of this paper is to discuss web-based education from different perspectives. Experiences from web-based education are analyzed against the overall question: How can general knowledge of web-based education be transferred into engineering education and become more widespread?

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31567 (URN)5c81f1e0-e8b8-11de-bae5-000ea68e967b (Local ID)5c81f1e0-e8b8-11de-bae5-000ea68e967b (Archive number)5c81f1e0-e8b8-11de-bae5-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Conference
International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education : 08/03/2009 - 11/03/2009
Note

Godkänd; 2009; 20091214 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
Westerström, A. (2007). Contextual factors in computer aided education (ed.). In: (Ed.), Joining forces in engineering education towards excellence: SEFI and IGIP Joint annual conference, 1-4 July 2007, University of Miskolc, Hungary. Paper presented at SEFI and IGIP Joint Annual Conference : 01/07/2007 - 04/07/2007.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Contextual factors in computer aided education
2007 (English)In: Joining forces in engineering education towards excellence: SEFI and IGIP Joint annual conference, 1-4 July 2007, University of Miskolc, Hungary, 2007Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36984 (URN)84938848617 (Scopus ID)ad882ed0-77ed-11dc-80da-000ea68e967b (Local ID)978-963-661-772-1 (ISBN)ad882ed0-77ed-11dc-80da-000ea68e967b (Archive number)ad882ed0-77ed-11dc-80da-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Conference
SEFI and IGIP Joint Annual Conference : 01/07/2007 - 04/07/2007
Note

Godkänd; 2007; 20071011 (biem)

Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
Westerström, A. (2007). Social interaction in online learning (ed.). In: (Ed.), ICECE 2007: International conference on engineering and computer education. Paper presented at International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education : 11/03/2007 - 14/03/2007.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social interaction in online learning
2007 (English)In: ICECE 2007: International conference on engineering and computer education, 2007Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-28389 (URN)22ca5ea0-77eb-11dc-80da-000ea68e967b (Local ID)22ca5ea0-77eb-11dc-80da-000ea68e967b (Archive number)22ca5ea0-77eb-11dc-80da-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Conference
International Conference on Engineering and Computer Education : 11/03/2007 - 14/03/2007
Note

Godkänd; 2007; 20071011 (biem)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
Westerström, A. (2006). A spider in the web: new challenges for teachers in higher education (ed.). In: (Ed.), : . Paper presented at World Congress on Computer Science, Engineering and Technology Education : 19/03/2006 - 22/03/2006.
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2006 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Web-based platforms have emerged as an educational opportunity for universities. This article discusses the stepwise changes taken by Luleå University of Technology from being a local and regional university mainly offering courses and programs to campus students to becoming an actor in distance education. Since the teacher has to give up face-to-face contact with students, pedagogical methods and course designs are more in focus than traditional teaching. Learning becomes more important than teaching and asynchronous group collaboration becomes a new feature in the students learning process. This paper presents the road to a common educational platform at the university and gives some examples of how this platform can be used in different situations. Taking the web-based platform on board in daily work has been a relatively smooth process, even if the role of the teacher is challenged and has to be reshaped into something new.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35195 (URN)9a02d080-ec0c-11db-88eb-000ea68e967b (Local ID)9a02d080-ec0c-11db-88eb-000ea68e967b (Archive number)9a02d080-ec0c-11db-88eb-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Conference
World Congress on Computer Science, Engineering and Technology Education : 19/03/2006 - 22/03/2006
Note

Godkänd; 2006; 20111025 (ysko)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
Westerström, A. (2005). Construction of Today´s Engineering Profession (ed.). In: (Ed.), Claudio da Rocha Brito; Melany M. Ciampi (Ed.), Global Congress on Engineering and Technology Education: GCETE 2005. Paper presented at Global Congress on Engineering and Technology Education : 13/03/2005 - 16/03/2005.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Construction of Today´s Engineering Profession
2005 (English)In: Global Congress on Engineering and Technology Education: GCETE 2005 / [ed] Claudio da Rocha Brito; Melany M. Ciampi, 2005Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31865 (URN)62cf5160-0f70-11dc-b9dd-000ea68e967b (Local ID)62cf5160-0f70-11dc-b9dd-000ea68e967b (Archive number)62cf5160-0f70-11dc-b9dd-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Conference
Global Congress on Engineering and Technology Education : 13/03/2005 - 16/03/2005
Note

Godkänd; 2005; 20070531 (ysko)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
Westerström, A. (2004). Engineering Education and the Social Environmental Implications on Future Society (ed.). In: (Ed.), WCETE, World Congress on Engineering and Technology: . Paper presented at World Congress on Engineering and Technology Education : 14/03/2004 - 17/03/2004 (pp. 14).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Engineering Education and the Social Environmental Implications on Future Society
2004 (English)In: WCETE, World Congress on Engineering and Technology, 2004, p. 14-Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-30122 (URN)3d96b430-5181-11dc-959a-000ea68e967b (Local ID)3d96b430-5181-11dc-959a-000ea68e967b (Archive number)3d96b430-5181-11dc-959a-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Conference
World Congress on Engineering and Technology Education : 14/03/2004 - 17/03/2004
Note

Godkänd; 2004; 20070823 (ysko)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
Westerström, A. & Westerström, G. (2003). Arenas: engineering curriculum for the future (ed.). In: (Ed.), Alfredo Soeiro (Ed.), Global engineer: education and training for mobility : 31st SEFI conference 2003 : 7-10 September Porto, Portugal. Paper presented at SEFI Annual Conference : 07/09/2003 - 10/09/2003 (pp. 277-281). Porto: SEFI
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arenas: engineering curriculum for the future
2003 (English)In: Global engineer: education and training for mobility : 31st SEFI conference 2003 : 7-10 September Porto, Portugal / [ed] Alfredo Soeiro, Porto: SEFI , 2003, p. 277-281Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Porto: SEFI, 2003
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36908 (URN)aba9ba00-c7fe-11dc-b13a-000ea68e967b (Local ID)9727520634 (ISBN)aba9ba00-c7fe-11dc-b13a-000ea68e967b (Archive number)aba9ba00-c7fe-11dc-b13a-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Conference
SEFI Annual Conference : 07/09/2003 - 10/09/2003
Note

Godkänd; 2003; 20080121 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved

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