A mock professional journal
Organise a course like a journal, with articles and tutorials from teachers, and editorials and work-in-progress from students.
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The Cloudworks Team
29 July 2008
Many professional disciplines, such as engineering, architecture and design, require students both to understand theory and to apply it through technical skills in practical situations. To help students make the link, this course adopts the metaphor of a professional journal: issued online fortnightly, ie six issues over the semester.
Each issue is devoted to one theoretical topic. As well as articles and an online tutorial in technical skills, it contains an editorial page – to which students contribute reflective submissions on the topical question posed – and a case study page – to which students contribute notes on their ongoing work for their own case study projects. The editorial and case study contributions count towards the students’ continuous assessment. [Sam Bucolo, Halima Goss, Inge Matt]
Comment 1 by Afsaneh Sharif
6:38pm 19 October 2009
Seems to be an interesting course! I like the way that students are engaged and involved in bringing new content and resources to the course. Do students reflect only on the topical questions posed or do they pose questions to each other?
Comment 2 by Ailec Granda Dihigo
Ailec Granda Dihigo
9:34am 12 November 2009
Comment 3 by Gráinne Conole
9:38am 12 November 2009
Yes it's a nice concept this one, would like to hear more about what the students thought of it.