Karlstad university expands digital top education courses2018-03-13
In January 2018 Karlstad university launched their first two international on-line based top education courses, developed within a project financed by the KK Foundation. Now, the university has been granted further means to develop more such courses. During 2018, courses in computer networking and materials science will be developed, and these courses will start by spring 2019.
The new courses are being developed in collaboration with a number of industrial partners within the framework of the WISR17 project, lead by the CTF (Service Research Center). These courses are primarily targeted towards professionals and will be developed by the research environments at computer science and CMM – Characterizing and Modeling of Materials.
- Within the framework of this project, we are working jointly to build a competence and to refine methods in developing this type of education. Each research environment then has the responsibility to develop and implement their own courses, says Jörg Pareigis, assistant professor at CTF and project manager of WISR17.
Computer science is developing courses in computer networking
Three courses focusing on computer networking will be established by computer science along the lines of the project. Among other themes, these courses will address the development of new network structures that will decrease network latency and make the process of updating existing networks easier and more flexible.
- This type of courses is a way of intensifying our industrial collaboration and a means to market and distribute our research, says Andreas Kassler, professor of computer science and responsible for the development om the courses in computer networking.
CMM will be developing a course in solid mechanics, using computer based software for mathematical manipulations
Within this project, CMM will be developing a course in solid mechanics where problem solving and modelling will be aided by the use of computer based software for mathematical manipulations. This will increase the level of solution visualisation and enable increased complexity in issues of study.
- These methods are common practice in the industry, and the course is a way of marketing our research and education, says Anders Gåård, associate professor of materials engineering and responsible for developing the course in CMM.
Within the project, CMM is collaborating with Wolfram Mathcore AB, Uddeholms AB and Sandvik Mining and Construction Tools AB, while computer science is collaborating with Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom and Clavister, among others.
- The expertise of our industrial partners will contribute to this project. The will act as a sounding board during course development, making sure course contents will have a firm industrial base, Anders Gåård says.
WISR17 is a three-year project, financed by the KK foundation. It covers about 6,4 million SEK and will be running from 2018 up to 2020. Project partners include Wolfram Mathcore AB, Ericsson AB, Tieto Sweden Support Service AB, Clavister AB, Procera Networks AB, Stiftelsen Compare Karlstad, Uddeholms AB, Deutsche Telekom AG and Sandvik Mining and Contruction Tools AB.