Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is an application that is utilised by many organisations in the industry as it allows for increased efficiency and effectiveness of organisations. However, the teaching of such an “industry-based” topic is often challenging as students do not have sufficient work experience to allow them to fully appreciate and understand the topic. The team from School of InfoComm Technology (ICT) led by Lau Yee Meng developed a new teaching framework to support students in their learning of ERP using the appropriate learning approaches and hands-on experience. Click on the read more about it.
The 3rd Showcase of T&L Excellence in 2016 was held on the 11 April 2016. The theme for this year’s T&L Excellence was “Authentic Learning”. During this event, staff from various Schools and Divisions shared teaching and learning projects they had implemented to give students real-world experience through interactions with industry partners, real clients and projects. Some of the projects presented at the Showcase have received an NP Academic Award (Development Suite). Click to find out more about the presentations and access to the video recording of each presentation.
One of the challenges in teaching a technical subject like “Control and Automation" module in Electrical Engineering courses is the students’ struggle to translate the concepts learnt into practice. One reason is that students are not able to visualize how the theory would work in practice. One way to overcome this is to provide students with opportunities to “practice” putting the theory into practice. Jaseema Banu & Li Yinbei from the School of Engineering (Electrical Engineering Division) worked together with the Teaching & Learning Centre to design a 3D simulation courseware to allow students to increase students’ opportunity to visualize, practice, and learn.
Collaboration with Industry allows students to experience first-hand, the issues and demands that “real-world” industry faces while still at the polytechnic. These experiences provide students with opportunities to make links between the content and concepts learnt in the classroom and how these are synthesised and applied in the “real world”. Dr Katayon Saed (School of Design & Environment) worked closely with the industry partners such as Housing Development Board and Ecosoft Pte Ltd to design learning experiences that would enable them to experience working with industry professionals on actual challenges and demands of the industry, thus better preparing them for their future work.