Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on (2003)
July 9, 2003 to July 11, 2003
Ralf Klamma , RWTH Aachen
Matthias Jarke , RWTH Aachen
Markus Rohde , RWTH Aachen
Volker Wulf , RWTH Aachen
We present experiences made with a course in applied computer science which was based on the concept of communities of practice. Within the scope of the course "Entrepreneurship and New Media" we offered a project lab which was accompanied by a set of lectures given by internal and extern lecturers. In the project groups, the students worked in close cooperation with start-up companies. The students were connected through a community system to each other and to their supervisors in academia and practice. As the communities of practice emerged we discuss the role they may play in teaching.
M. Rohde, V. Wulf, R. Klamma and M. Jarke, "New Approaches to Media-Supported Project Work at the University Level," Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on(ICALT), Athens, Greece, 2003, pp. 356.