Title

The use of task based learning in a web commerce development undergraduate unit

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education

Faculty

Business and Public Management

School

School of Management

RAS ID

3825

Comments

This article was originally published as: Garner, S. K. (2005). The Use of task based learning in a web commerce development undergraduate unit. Proceedings of Ed Media- World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications . (pp. 3117-3122). Montreal, Canada. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Original article available here.

Abstract

This paper concerns the teaching and learning methods, together with the tools utilised, in the third year undergraduate unit, Web Commerce Development, in the e-Business major at Edith Cowan University, Australia. The unit is relatively technical compared to other units within the major and it has the aim is to expose students to e-Business technologies so that they gain an awareness of where and when to use those technologies. Many students are not "IT" students and find the unit demanding. A task-based learning approach has been adopted in the unit and an on-line evaluation of the unit was undertaken. The findings indicated that students found the task-based approach and the collaboration that took place in the groups both enjoyable and helpful in their learning.