‘Coding, Design, and Global Involvement: Engaging Students in Multi-domain Active Learning Through the Creation of Mobile Apps and an Apps Resource Centre (ARC)’ funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals in the 2016-19 Triennium.
The Apps Resource Centre helps students develop a combination of design and programming skills by providing guidance and mentoring from professional computer programmers and designers. The many uses of mobile applications in universities seem almost inexhaustible. Lecturers can use mobile apps to enhance teaching and learning, while students can learn how to create mobile apps for their own class and personal projects. This project aims to support these activities in three ways:
We aim to:
Develop mobile apps to address problems lecturers have in their courses with Hong Kong students.
Create a studio-based learning atmosphere conducive to fostering creativity and innovation, under which students can exercise their problem-solving and design skills through the creation of mobile apps.
Encourage students to serve the larger community by creating mobile apps benefiting educational, social, and environmental causes.
The Apps Resource Centre is a cross-institutional initiative funded by The University Grants Committee of Hong Kong: “Coding, Design, and Global Involvement: Engaging Students in Multi-domain Active Learning Through the Creation of Mobile Apps and an Apps Resource Centre (ARC)” (HKBU1/T&L/16-19).
Project Leader(s): Professor Christopher KEYES, Professor,
Department of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University
Participating UGC-funded Universities:
City University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University