UQ Business School students celebrate centenary through their studies

23 Jun 2010
UQ Business School postgraduate students recently created multimedia presentations celebrating The University of Queensland's centenary as part of their assessment. Lecturer Dr Sabine Matook said the best presentations were awarded prizes by software giant SAP with students Katey Li (Eight Mile Plains) and Chloe Liu (Calamvale) claiming first prize. Dr Matook said the assessment task really engaged her information technology students. "They almost forgot they were working on an assignment," she said. "This assignment allowed students to combine sophisticated PowerPoint capabilities with still images, video, and sound. "Students need to be very comfortable with the technology if they are to deliver effective presentations once they join the workforce and this assignment gave them the chance to develop those skills. The presentations focused on UQ's Centenary celebrations and required students to delve into the institution's history and the achievements of its staff and students as well as expressing their reasons for studying at UQ Business School. Claiming second prize in the competition were students Melissa Garcia (Kelvin Grove), Ying Huang (St Lucia), and Chunlei Chen (St Lucia), while Rebecca Liu and Vincent Han came third. Dr Matook said the presentations were at the Advanced Concept Teaching Space in the new Sir Lew Edwards Building, allowing students to make the most of the video and computing facilities. "I strongly believe this is the future of teaching. If you are motivated, you will keep discovering and working with the latest technology to improve the learning experience for your students." Dr Matook said she expected the assignment and the prizes to remain part of the course next year.