ERIC Number: EJ743696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Learning in Introductory E-Commerce: A Project-Based Teamwork Approach
Ngai, Eric W. T.
Computers and Education, v48 n1 p17-29 Jan 2007
In this paper, we describe an e-commerce teamwork-based project designed and implemented at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) for undergraduate business and management students. The teaching objectives of this e-commerce project are to develop the students' knowledge and skills, such as in the use of e-commerce site building tools, critical thinking, communication skills, teamwork, and entrepreneurship. We focus on the practical implications of the project-based teamwork approach in the teaching and learning of introductory e-commerce from a business context perspective. The results of an evaluation indicate that the project-based teamwork approach to teaching e-commerce performs to expectations. Our experience and student evaluations indicate that students like the practical components of the course and are interested in the use of the learning-by-doing approach. We believe that other business colleges with e-commerce curricula will benefit from this approach.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Business Education, Universities, Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses, Critical Thinking, Computer Software, Communication Skills, Teamwork, Entrepreneurship, Course Objectives
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong