Engaging the Students in Activity Based Learning for Future Employability

Margaret Ross, Geoff Staples, Mark Udall

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The paper discusses the introduction of Activity Based Learning for professional issues for undergraduate students in the School of Computing and Communications at Southampton Solent University. Its aim is to assist the students with their final year project and future employability. The use of the university’s learning environment, based on the Moodle open source software as a key component of the Activity Based Learning, the preparation by the students prior to the tutorials, and the group work within the tutorials are described. The views of the students on this approach are discussed. The paper describes how the students become more self reliant and self motivated in their learning approach. This will be of direct benefit to them in maintaining lifelong learning in their future profession.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-48
JournalInternational Journal of Human Capital and IT Professionals (IJHCITP)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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