On June 22, 2021, the IEEE Education Society Board of Directors approved a proposal to form a Virtual Graduate Study Consortium (VGSC). The VGSC will not be limited in time and space to a particular conference. It will be a virtual organization (VO) initiated and sponsored by the IEEE Education Society with other IEEE organizational units (Societies/Councils) as well as academic and industry partners. The VGSC will be built using a participatory action research approach adopted for the development of the first IEEE Standards Association standard (IEEE SA Std. 1876 – 2019) on Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories. This approach is found to be suitable due to the evolving nature of technological infrastructures based on interactive devices and innovative pedagogies such as contextualized learning, mentoring, and smart tutoring systems. The human mentoring actors for the project would be volunteer teacher-researchers and members of IEEE including the IEEE Education Society members as well as other partners, especially members of the standards working groups. We also count on all participants in the various committees such as the IEEE Transactions on Education Editors and the IEEE Transaction on Learning Technologies. In this way, we will co-build or use the environments and tools necessary to achieve the goals that are useful to higher education candidates around the world.
To know more about IEEE SA Std. 1876 – 2019 Standards on Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories: https://sagroups.ieee.org/edusc/
To know more about IEEE SA P2834 Project on Secure and Trusted Learning Systems: https://sagroups.ieee.org/2834/