The expert panel held during the joint academic session work ASIBEI-ANFEI, successfully presented to attendees trends in engineering education in Ibero-America. At the meeting participated as exhibitors engineers Carlos Savio from Argentina, Ana Maria de Mattos Rettl from Brazil, José Carlos Quadrado from Portugal, Manuel Recuero Lopez from Spain, Alberto Ocampo from Colombia, Carlos García Franchini and Miguel Angel Alvarez from Mexico, and moderated by engineer Jaime Salazar Contreras, Executive Secretary of ASIBEI. Each presented his views on global trends in engineering education, and particularly, the present trends in each of their countries.
Among the Ibero-American trends in engineering education the ones that stand out more are: virtual training and new learning environments, the incorporation of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) in the classroom, ethics associated with decision making in engineering, the rapid growth of courses and designations of engineering, quality assurance of academic programs, and social contribution of engineering, among others.
The new information technologies are, undoubtedly, the axis of educational transformation worldwide, around which different trends are generated. In this sense, the engineer we need to think for the future should be projected in the medium and long term, continuous training and the availability of a sufficient infrastructure for science and technology that will lead to a sustainable regional development.
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