History of ITHET

Recent advances in technology have significantly impacted education. The convergence of information and communication technologies has enabled the implementation of computer-aided and multimedia-based techniques. Education that is traditional, mass-produced, highly controlled, static and rigid, cannot cope. There is greater demand for higher education, with the need for ever-increasing amounts of information, knowledge and expert reasoning. Consequently, we see an ever-increasing use of IT in teaching and learning.

The UNESCO Chair of Mechatronics at Bogazici University, Istanbul initiated a conference series in 2000. The conferences were called Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET.

Conferences held to date with links to live web sites

Almost all of these conferences enjoyed the technical co-sponsorship of IEEE, IES and EdSoc. The proceedings have appeared on IEEE Xplore. Prestigious institutions such as the American Society of Engineering Education, the European Society for Engineering Education, the International Society for Engineering Education and the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering, have extended their technical co-operation to ITHET, and encouraged their members to participate. The involvement of the UNESCO Chair of Mechatronics at Bogazici University, has enabled the conference to proudly carry the UNESCO logo.