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Journal Issue
Volume 10 Issue 4, ICEL 2012 / Oct 2012  pp360‑440

Editor: Paul Lam

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Students’ use of Asynchronous Voice Discussion in a Blended‑Learning Environment: A study of two undergraduate classes  pp360‑367

Khe Foon Hew, Wing Sum Cheung

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Review of Use of Animation as a Supplementary Learning Material of Physiology Content in Four Academic Years  pp368‑377

Isabel Hwang, Michael Tam, Shun Leung Lam, Paul Lam

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An innovative research on the usage of facebook in the higher education context of Hong Kong  pp378‑386

Louis Lam

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Digital Devices in Classroom – Hesitations of Teachers‑to‑be  pp387‑395

Paul Lam, Aiden Tong

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Learning Paramedic Science Skills From a First Person Point of View  pp396‑406

Kathy Lynch, Nigel Barr, Florin Oprescu

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‘As a student, I do think that the learning effectiveness of electronic portfolios depends, to quite a large extent, on the attitude of students!’  pp407‑416

Jane Mok

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Multi‑disciplinary Learning through a Database Development Project  pp417‑427

Vincent Ng, Chloe Lau, Pearl Shum

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Abstract

Abstract: Recently, there are many good examples of how multi‑disciplinary learning can support students to learn collaboratively and not solely focus on a single professional sector. During the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters, we have attempted to gather students studying different professional domains together. Students from the Department of Computing (COMP) and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) are involved as partners and team members to work on joint student projects. One group of SHTM students is planning a conference event in 2012 with over 300 guests. These students act as the clients who require a banquet management system as well as a delegates managing application. Another group of SHTM students is to manage the development projects with the support of IT consultants who are in fact the COMP students. During the Fall semester, different communication channels have been set up to facilitate the inter‑group and intra‑group communications with the support offered by an e‑learning system, Blackboard. Furthermore, there are classroom presentations given by the SHTM students and prototype demonstrations prepared by the COMP students. Pre‑project and post‑project questionnaires have been given to all participating students in order to assess their gain in professional and business knowledge in 2 different areas, namely database application development and conference management. During the Spring semester, another group of COMP students continued the development and made the 2 systems available on the Web. The two systems were used in a real conference and have received many positive feedbacks. In this paper, we would like to report the group dynamics of our students, achievement and difficulties encountered in this multi‑disciplinary project.  

 

Keywords: Keywords: Multi-disciplinary Learning, Teamwork, Database Application Development

 

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A Framework for Measuring Student Learning Gains and Engagement in an Introductory Computing Course: A Preliminary Report of Findings  pp428‑440

Billy Lim, Bryan Hosack, Paul Vogt

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