I, and, I know, many of my colleagues too, fret over designing our project-based courses. Courses in the computing-science sub-disciplines within the generally construed “systems/applications” area, like databases, software engineering, operating systems and architecture, frequently use projects.
I am a strong believer in learning-by-doing (the fundamental principle of constructivist pedagogical theories) and learning in teams [...]
This term I decided to do something risky: namely I decided to give a “practically” real project to my undergraduate software-engineering class, CMPUT 301, based on the City of Edmonton’s (CoE) open data.
The CoE is at the forefront of open-data initiative among Canadian cities, with Nanaimo, Vancouver and Toronto. It has launched a broad [...]
Today was the second time we met with our class with the City of Edmonton.
We started by revisiting the objectives of the course:
We want to help our participants gain exposure to Second Life, as an example virtual world, and other collaborative and social-media tools and assess their usability. If the City [...]
Welcome to the blog of the Service Systems Research Group. The Next Generation Office of the City of Edmonton in collaboration with the School of Business and the Department Computing Science of the University of Alberta are developing a course exploring the uses of Social Media and Virtual Worlds technologies for supporting Citizen-Centred Service Delivery.
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