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The recent advances in technology have significantly changed the educational scene. The convergence of information and communication technologies has enabled the creation and implementation of computer aided and/or multimedia based techniques. It is recognized that traditional, mass-produced, highly controlled static and rigid educational and training methods cannot cope with the greatly increased demand for higher education and with the need to bring ever-increasing amounts of information, knowledge and expert reasoning to students who may find it difficult to be a part of a traditional classroom. As a result, the use of IT in teaching and learning has increased tremendously.

In view of the developments briefly described above, the UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics of Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey initiated in the year 2000 a conference series, under the title; Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training -ITHET. Below is a list of the conferences held to date.

ITHET 2000: Istanbul, Turkey, July 3-5, 2000
ITHET 2001: Kumamoto, Japan, July 4-6, 2001
ITHET 2002: Budapest, Hungary, July 4-6, 2002
ITHET 2003: Marrakesh, Morocco, July 7-9, 2003
ITHET 2004: Istanbul, Turkey, May 31-June 2, 2004
ITHET 2005: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 7-9, 2005
ITHET 2006: Sydney, Australia, July 10-13, 2006
ITHET 2007: Kumamoto, Japan, July 10-13, 2007
ITHET 2010: Cappadocia, Turkey, April 29 – May 1, 2010
ITHET 2011: Kusadasi, Turkey, August 4-6, 2011
ITHET 2012: Istanbul, Turkey, June 21-23, 2012
ITHET 2013: Antalya, Turkey, October 10-12, 2013

Almost all of these conferences enjoyed the technical co-sponsorship of IEEE IES and the proceedings appeared on IEEE Xplore. Many prestigious institutions, such as ASEE (American Society of Engineering Education), SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education), IGIP (International Society for Engineering Education) and EAEEIE (European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering) have extended their technical co-operation to the conference and encouraged their members to participate. Because of the involvement of the UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics of Bogazici University, UNESCO logo was also proudly carried.

Latest News

The conference is now over. Thanks to the organising team for their fantastic support in organising it - and thanks to all the delegates who made it a very interesting conference.

We raised £50 for Martin House Children's Hospice at the Conferene Banquet. Thanks everyone for their kind donations.

Download a zipped file of the papers here.














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