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Latest News, Media & Press Releases 2012

Puzzle-Based Learning for STEM teaching.

Birmingham, UK

12 December 2012.

A group of researchers from University of Birmingham and University of Manchester (UK) prepared an interesting report on how Puzzle-Based Learning could be incorporated in STEM teaching (understanding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The report is available at http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/disciplines/stem/guide_to_PzBL.

Puzzle-Based Learning in another Polish high-school.

Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland

2 November 2012.

A High School in Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland, introduced a series of presentations on Puzzle-Based Learning as additional activity for all interested students.

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University continues with Puzzle-Based Learning courses.

Warsaw, Poland

3 October 2012.

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland, continues with Puzzle-Based Learning courses (introduced last year) for first and seventh semester students of Computer Science and Mathematics. These courses starts in October, 2012 and are led by Dr Krzysztof Trojanowski.

New paper on Puzzle-Based Learning.

1 June 2012.

Nick Falkner, Raja Sooriamurthi, and Zbigniew Michalewicz, published their paper Teaching Puzzle-based Learning: Development of Basic Concepts in the International Journal of Teaching Mathematics and Computer Science, Vol.10, No.1, 2012, pp.183 – 204. The paper is available at http://cs.adelaide.edu.au/~zbyszek/Papers/tmcs.pdf.

Workshops on Puzzle-Based Learning for Raytheon.

Mawson Lakes, South Australia

3 May 2012.

Workshops on Puzzle-Based Learning is to be offered at Raytheon (a major American defense contractor and industrial corporation with core manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military and commercial electronics) in Mawson Lakes, SA, on 8th and 11th May 2012.

Workshop on Puzzle-Based Learning for high school kids.

Pittsburgh, Pennsilvania, USA.

31 March 2012.

A 3 hours workshop on Puzzle-Based Learning will be presented by Raja Sooriamurthi for high school kids under the sponsorship of CMITES (Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students) on March 31, 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Puzzle-Based Learning course at the University of Adelaide.

Adelaide, Australia.

7 March 2012.

The Puzzle-Based Learning is being offered as a full-semester course for the fourth consecutive year; the 4th edition of this course started last week.

Workshop on Puzzle-Based Learning at the SIGCSE 2012.

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

3 March 2012.

A workshop on Puzzle-Based Learning will be presented by Raja Sooriamurthi and Nick Falkner at the SIGCSE 2012: Teaching, Learning, and Collaborating – the 43rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, February 29 – March 3, 2012, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

Virginia Tech starts Puzzle-Based Learning course.

 Blacksburg, VA, USA.

2 March 2012.

The Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech, introduces Puzzle-Based Learning concepts in their CS2104 Introduction to Problem Solving course this semester.

Warsaw University of Technology introduces Puzzle-Based Learning unit.

Warsaw, Poland.

1 March 2012.

The Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology, Warsaw University of Technology introduces Puzzle-Based Learning unit  this semester as part of the course ‘Introduction to Computer Science’.

Polish-Japanese School of Information Technology offers Puzzle-Based Learning course.

 Warsaw, Poland.

29 February 2012.

The Polish-Japanese School of Information Technology starts the full semester Puzzle-Based Learning course this semester. The course is run by Dr. Agnieszka Chadzynska-Krasowska,who translated the Puzzle-Based Learning book into Polish,

Integrated Planning and Optimisation Summit (IPOS’12)

Adelaide Convention Centre.

27 – 28 February 2012.

Schneider Electric and SolveIT Software have teamed up to host the 2012 Integrated Planning and Optimisation Summit (IPOS’12) at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 27-28 February, 2012 (www.IPOS2012.com).

“The 2012 Integrated Planning & Optimisation Summit will focus on how businesses are re-designing themselves, their IT solutions, and their operating paradigms to address market volatility, global competition, and, above all, the internal obstacles that affect decision making and performance,” said Zbigniew Michalewicz, Chairman of SolveIT Software. “The shift to integrated planning, not only within a single business silo, but across an entire enterprise, represents the future of decision support, and optimisation technologies will be a significant enabler of this emerging area.”

SolveIT Software Pty Ltd is an Australian company specialising in supply & demand optimisation, predictive modelling and mining solutions. Our mining software applications cover exploration management, mine planning& scheduling, and mining supply chain optimisation. Customers include Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Rio Tinto Simandou, Xstrata Coal, Xstrata Copper, Xstrata Zinc, BHP Billiton Iron Ore, BMA Coal, Fortescue Metals Group, and Pacific National Coal.

A well structure presentation, on a topic that took my interest from the very start i.e. thinking outside the square & challenging the status quo.

ETSA Utilities employee


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