Graduate Education and the Promises of Technology: Online Proceedings of 2013 Global Summit

    Summit Program and Compilation of Papers*

    *Individual papers below have been updated and edited for the electronic proceedings.


    We invite you to explore the electronic proceedings of the 2013 Global Summit, Graduate Education and the Promises of Technology. Panel summaries provide an overview of the papers and discussion, with individual papers accessible at the links below. Highlights from the meeting are featured in the summit video.


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    Panel 1: National and Regional Contexts: Priorities, Capabilities, and Challenges

    Introduction to Panel 1


    Debra W. Stewart, Council of Graduate Schools

    Robert Augustine, Eastern Illinois University

    Noreen Golfman, Memorial University of Newfoundland

    Eduardo Kokubun, São Paolo State University

    Liviu Matei, Central European University

    Nirmala Rao, The University of Hong Kong

    Zlatko Skrbis, Monash University

    Panel 2: Assessing the Life-Cycle of Student Progress: Admission to Career Outcomes

    Introduction to Panel 2


    2a. Technology Tools for Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

    Jay Doering, University of Manitoba

    Gu Jibao, University of Science and Technology of China


    2b. Tracking Student Progress through Degree Completion

    Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Technische Universität München

    Gerard van der Steenhoven, University of Twente


    2c. Innovative Approaches to Tracking Alumni Careers

    Andreas Frijdal, European University Institute

    Panel 3: Using Technology to Enhance Research and Scholarship

    Introduction to Panel 3


    3a. Expanding Access to Research and Scholarship

    Lisa Tedesco, Emory University 

    Shireen Motala, University of Johannesburg

    Wu Daguang, Xiamen University


    3b. Tools for Collaborative Research

    Kurt Sanford, ProQuest


    3c. Assessing Research Outputs

    Barbara Knuth, Cornell University 

    Bernard C.Y. Tan, National University of Singapore

    Panel 4: Online Graduate Education: Curricular Innovations

    Introduction to Panel 4  


    4a. Innovations in Program Delivery

    Nicky Solomon, University of Technology, Sydney

    Brenda Brouwer, Queen’s University, Kingston


    4b. Curriculum Design in the Science, Engineering and Medicine

    Beate Paulus, Freie Universität Berlin

    Mark J.T. Smith, Purdue University


    4c. Curriculum Design in the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Nick Mansfield, Macquarie University

    Panel 5: Risks and Benefits of Online Learning and MOOCs

    Introduction to Panel 5 


    5a. Assessment and Credentialization in Online Education

    Zaidatun Tasir, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


    5b. The MOOC Model and Graduate Education: Will It Work?

    Marie Audette, Laval University, Québec

    Ernő Keszei, Eötvös Loránd University


    5c. The Uneven Impact of MOOCs

    Julia Kent, Council of Graduate Schools

    Panel 6: Engagement with External Organizations

    Introduction to Panel 6 


    6a. Technology and University Rankings

    Kyung Chan Min, Yonsei University

    James Wimbush, Indiana University, Bloomington


    6b. Building International Networks

    Toshio Maruyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology


    6c. Engagement with the Press

    Alan Dench, University of Western Australia


    Principles for Supporting Productive Uses of Technology in (Post)Graduate Education and Research



    CGS contributions to the 2013 Summit were supported by a generous gift from ProQuest.



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