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					    IMS Global Learning Impact Awards 2009
        Managing Project Work with eUreka:
        Create-Discover-Innovate

         Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)




Daniel Tan (ethtan@ntu.edu.sg) Sheryl Wong (lywong@ntu.edu.sg)
                                  Introducing eUreka…

eUreka calls to mind Archimedes’ famous phrase….




                  ‘I have found it!’
  It is aptly named to reflect the adventurous spirit in the
 pursuit and discovery of new knowledge and innovations



                                                               2
                      Top 5 reasons for eUreka


1. Facilitates constructivist-based learning
   through project work

2. Highly customisable and scalable platform

3. Unique pedagogical design to support
   knowledge creation and discovery learning

4. Good use of Web 2.0 tools in education for
   project work

5. Institutional platform for knowledge
   creation and management
                                   Top 5 reasons for eUreka
1. Facilitates constructivist-based learning through project
   work
Before eUreka - physical Logbook    With eUreka – online access, file
for documentation, face-to-face     repository for sharing, weblog for
meetings                            reflections

                                    Managing the work flow process…..

                                       Documentation of the project progress
                                       and sharing of resources
                                           Charting the learning journeys
                                           and reflections…..
                                             Top 5 reasons for eUreka
1. Facilitates constructivist-based learning through project
   work
                                                                 Project work involves
   Project work provides                                         • communication
   • group synergy                                               • collaboration
   • knowledge creation                                          • independent learning
   • application to real-life                                    • lifelong challenges
     situations

                                Project Work Management System
                                            (PWMS)
  • Project planning                                  • Supervision
  • Milestones and timeline                           • Project logbook/Journal
  • Repository of project documents                   • Assessment

 eUreka was designed and developed to:
     • record the discovery learning journey in project work
     • facilitate effective mentorship by the supervisor
     • capture and manage the tacit knowledge derived and discovered
                              Top 5 reasons for eUreka
 2. Highly Customisable and Scalable Platform
    • standalone enterprise/campus wide PWMS, or
    • fully integrated software plugin within LMS

eUreka is integrated with edveNTUre, Blackboard LMS in NTU
                                Top 5 reasons for eUreka
3. Unique pedagogical design to support knowledge
   creation and discovery learning
  Instructional processes:
     • scaffolding
     • coaching
  Learning processes:
     • planning and negotiating
     • knowledge documentation
     • communication & collaboration
     • ‘real world’ experiential learning
     • reflections and self-discoveries
                                Top 5 reasons for eUreka
    Good use of Web 2.0 tools
4. Web 2.0 tools in eUreka: in education for project work
• discussion threads: scaffolding to document the discussion flow




 • weblog: reflections on learning
                                Top 5 reasons for eUreka

5. Institutional platform for knowledge creation and
   management
   • enterprise campus wide system to manage the tacit
      knowledge derived from the project work process
   • documentation of first claim of Intellectual Property (IP)
   • centralised platform to manage the internal quality
      processes of invention and innovation
                             Top 5 reasons for eUreka
Create-Discover-Innovate
Create….
• creative products through constructivist efforts –
  breakthroughs in processes, designs, prototypes etc…..
• project outputs that have commercial value or competitive
  advantage
                              Top 5 reasons for eUreka
Create-Discover-Innovate
 Discover….
 campus-wide system to curate its institutional memory and a
 constructivist platform for group participation and discovery
 learning

 Innovate…..
 Knowledge assets discovery and creation
                                    Usage Statistics…
Since its maiden launch in September 2004
- the adoption for eUreka has shown steady growth
                                  Overview on eUreka…

Quick Summary…
Online project work      extends the face-to-face interactions
system                   of supervisor-student
Integrated with Bb -     supports a holistic environment for
                         knowledge learning and creation
edveNTUre
Institutional platform   • project planning and scheduling
                         • documentation of resources
                           and findings
                         • collaborative work
                         • reflections on learning experiences
Institutional memory     Intellectual property - creating,
of IP                    sharing, retaining, storing, using,
                         updating and retiring knowledge
                                Overview on eUreka…

Quick Summary…
Student- and         • Designed with the faculty and students
Professor- centric     in mind

Effective           • Relevant project documents and
Organisational Tool information organised in one site
                    • Easy and convenient to share
                      resources
Online Access       • Record their plans, progress,
                      observations and reflections anytime
                      anywhere
Collaborative Tool • Cross-monitor work flow processes,
for team work and     progress and achievement of
cross boundary        milestones and tasks
work

				
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