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]