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Support for Internship and Final Year Projects for Undergraduate Students at The University of Hong Kong


Abstract

Objectives of the project:

1. To examine HKU undergraduate students’ experiential learning experience in their internships and Final Year Projects (FYP) in order to provide useful information on how to enhance students’ experiential learning outcome.

2. To investigate the effectiveness of IT in supporting such learning activities.

Through collaborative work across faculties, we compared students’ experiential learning experience from three programs i.e. Bachelor of Science in Information Management in the Faculty of Education (BScIM), Bachelor of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Social Sciences (BSocSci) and Bachelor of Nursing in the Faculty of Medicine (Nursing). The FYP data was only collected from BScIM and BSocSci (Psychology) students as Nursing students were not required to do any FYP.

Outcomes: We achieved the main objective of this project which is to examine students’ professional experiences to provide useful information on how to enhance students’ experiential learning outcome. In particular, we had in-depth investigation into the effectiveness of IT in supporting these learning experiences and presented the findings in the project’s report (http://web.edu. hku.hk/staff/samchu/docs/project/tdg_internal_central.doc). We have summarized the positive effects of internships/FYP and the report hopes to provide useful information to other faculties which are implementing or considering to implement these experiential learning activities

Principal Investigator

Dr. S.K.W. Chu, Division of Information and Technology Studies, Faculty of EducationContact

Project level

University-level project

Project Completion

October 2009

Deliverables

The project has achieved the objectives of the project which is to examine students’ professional experiences to provide useful information on how to enhance students’ experiential learning outcomes. In-depth investigation has been carried out to study the effectiveness of IT in supporting these learning experiences. Details can be viewed in the report (URL: http://web.edu.hku.hk/staff/samchu/docs/project/tdg_internal_central.doc).

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