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The SpearHead is our pilot program designed to test classes in English in the Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science of the School of Computer Science and Engineering of Oviedo (University of Oviedo, Spain).
Chronology of the SpearHead program:
Computer Science is a discipline that evolves so fast that some of its latest technologies and techniques become obsolete several months before their release. In this fast changing environment, the engineers must have access to the very latest sources of information. Otherwise their knowledge will become obsolete soon.
These sources of information are usually written in the current language of Science, Technology and Engineering: English. As a result, English is used as the official language in a great amount of universities, research centres and ministries across Europe, including many countries where this language is not the mother tongue.
However, Spain (and some other few Mediterranean countries) represents the exception to this rule of thumb. For instance, in 2005 neither the Spanish Foreign Office nor the Spanish International Cooperation Agency did provide any kind of content in English in their web sites.
In this context, we would like to give our 5 cents to turn the tide, improving the quality of the engineering degrees of the University of Oviedo by mean of our SpearHead program. Our goal is the analysis of the human communication and interaction features applied to this task in order to improve it using new communication tools.
Participation in the SpearHead program is voluntary as our students can choose between classes in English or in Spanish for the same subject.
Students participating in any of our associated subjects are going to benefit from:
As member of the SpearHead program you will have to design your classes in two languages, working twice but being paid as usual. However, there are still some benefits for teachers who love their work:
We encourage lecturers to support this initiative. If you want to join your subject to this program, please contact us.
If you want to show your students that your subject has joined the Spearhead program, you may display this icon. Here is the HTML you could use to add this icon to your Web page:
<a href="http://www.hci.uniovi.es/en-spearhead.htm" hreflang="en" rel="external">
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In order to obtain feedback information about the performance of this program, we kindly request to our students to download and fill this survey, sending it to their spearhead's tutor or contacting us: