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Megatrends in engineering and technology education : a call for the communicative imagination

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by A Patil, H Eijkman
Engineers and technologists increasingly have to confront socio-scientific issues and evolving communication technologies. Digital communication technologies, such as social media, are important drivers for growth and for changes in learning and in professions as well as and doing business. In the 21st century, to be a scientifically literate engineer and technologist means also to possess the communicative imagination. Thus, moving toward a future with more fully integrated social media into the world of knowledge and communication practices will be a challenging process of resolving tensions and dilemmas. This chapter presents an overview of current megatrends in communicative imagination and advanced approaches of various communication technologies in engineering and technology education. The chapter also reflects on the transformative nature of social media.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Patil A; Eijkman H; Bhattacharyya E

Parent Title

New media communication skills for engineers and IT professionals : trans-national and trans-cultural demands

Start Page

1

End Page

8

Number of Pages

8

ISBN-13

9781466602434

Publisher

Information Science Reference

Place of Publication

Hershey, PA

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health; Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC); University of New South Wales;

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

29