Using collaborative and activity-based learning for engaging IT students

Stewart, Glenn, Medland, Richard, & Howard, Zaana (2014) Using collaborative and activity-based learning for engaging IT students. In Proceedings of the Twentieth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2014), Association for Information Systems, Savannah, Georgia, The United States of America, pp. 1-13.

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Active and collaborative learning are becoming essential strategies to attract, engage and retain students. These methods have been adopted within the Science and Engineering Faculty of Queensland University of Technology for use in its Science, Information Technology and Engineering degrees. This paper describes the adoption and application of these techniques in a specific first year unit in a new Bachelor of Information Technology degree which has majors in Computer Science and Information Systems. The paper reports on the design, development and implementation of this foundation subject and discusses how it uses active and collaborative learning to teach design thinking through a series of design challenges, and how it uses critiquing and reflection to ensure that students become more aware of design and team processes.

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ID Code: 74570
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Curriculum development, First year experience, HERN, Design thinking
ISBN: 9780692253205
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2014 00:29
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:03

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