Strategies in designing a media computing course to provide a discovery-enriched curriculum to students with diverse technical background

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2015
Subtitle of host publication14th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsFrederick W.B. Li, Ralf Klamma, Rynson W.H. Lau, Mart Laanpere, Jun Zhang, Baltasar Fernández Manjón
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages14-23
Volume9412
ISBN (Print)9783319255149
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9412
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Title14th International Conference on Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2015
PlaceChina
CityGuangzhou
Period5 - 8 November 2015

Abstract

In this paper, we share our experience in designing a media computing course that aims to teach creative media students who had a diverse technical background. We describe several strategies in the course design and delivery that is aligned with our discovery enriched curriculum. Firstly, we designed the learning materials with visual content that is related to students’ real life to stimulate their interest. Secondly, we catered for students’ diverse background by designing learning tasks with different levels of difficulty. We also offered different means of help to the students in case they faced any problems. Our design of the learning and assessment tasks encouraged students to make self-discovery and innovation. An empirical study is conducted by analyzing the relationship between several factors for a selected group of students. The relationship between the students’ homework grade and their attendance in the laboratory illustrates a positive trend, showing that students who attended our laboratory more often got better scores in the homework. Moreover, the relationship between students’ homework grade and their quiz grade also illustrates a positive trend, showing that the design of our laboratory tasks was well aligned with the quiz assessments to help students master the concepts in this course such that we can adjust our focus to put more emphasis on certain topics based on the strength and weakness demonstrated by the students in the homework.

Research Area(s)

  • Discovery and innovation, Discovery enriched curriculum, Diverse background, Experience sharing

Citation Format(s)

Strategies in designing a media computing course to provide a discovery-enriched curriculum to students with diverse technical background. / Leung, Howard; Yang, Yang.

Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2015: 14th International Conference, Proceedings. ed. / Frederick W.B. Li; Ralf Klamma; Rynson W.H. Lau; Mart Laanpere; Jun Zhang; Baltasar Fernández Manjón. Vol. 9412 Springer Verlag, 2015. p. 14-23 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9412).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review