Pedagogical Advancement II

Theme

Talk #

40

Title

Designing a Mobile App for Capstone Projects

Dr. Valerie YAP, English Language Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Dr. Julia CHEN, Educational Development Centre (EDC), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Abstract / Video

The capstone or final year project is an important piece of writing for final undergraduate students. However many UGC-funded institutions do not have the curriculum space to offer specific English language training specifically for capstone projects. To address this, our project, involving five universities, has developed an in-house mobile app that offers discipline-specific support to final year undergraduate students in the English they need to deliver their capstone or final year project. Besides providing English language learning tips, students can use the app’s two other main features to manage their project and communicate with their supervisors. This presentation reports on the latest updates on the mobile app and looks into students’ feedback and experience in using it. The presentation will conclude with the project’s challenges and future work.

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