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Rapid Transition Of A Technical Course From Face-To-Face To Online, Swapna Gottipatti, Venky Shankaraman Jan 2021

Rapid Transition Of A Technical Course From Face-To-Face To Online, Swapna Gottipatti, Venky Shankaraman

Research Collection School Of Computing and Information Systems

Just like most universities around the world, the senior management at Singapore Management University decided to move all courses to a virtual, online, synchronous mode, giving instructors a very short notice period—one week—to make this transition. In this paper, we describe the challenges, practical solutions adopted, and the lessons learnt in rapidly transitioning a face-to-face Master’s degree course in Text Analytics and Applications into a virtual, online, course format that could deliver a quality learning experience.


How To Prepare Young Finance & Accounting Professionals For Digital Revolution, Clarence Goh, Gary Pan, Chi Kwan Yuen Dec 2020

How To Prepare Young Finance & Accounting Professionals For Digital Revolution, Clarence Goh, Gary Pan, Chi Kwan Yuen

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

Automation will alter the work of accountants in the coming years. However, accountants will always have a central role to play in business. In order to continue to thrive, the profession will need to position itself to capitalise on the opportunities that automation will bring. This involves identifying areas of work which computers cannot automate, and to focus on deepening contributions in these areas. This calls for a radical transformation of accounting education in order to equip accounting graduates with relevant work skills that will allow students to navigate a future workplace where computers and technology are the norm.


Enhancing Students’ Global Competence Through International Business Study Missions, Mark Chong, Benjamin Gan, Thomas Menkhoff Dec 2020

Enhancing Students’ Global Competence Through International Business Study Missions, Mark Chong, Benjamin Gan, Thomas Menkhoff

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

This article shares how an Asian University enhanced students’ global competence through international business study missions (BSMs). More specifically, it focuses on (i) how the design of these BSMs enabled “deep” learning beyond industry tourism and (ii) how 21st century competencies such as ‘global competence’ can be acquired through participation in short-term, faculty-led study missions.Using the case study approach, it critically analyses the learning goals and objectives, design decisions, implementation details and learning outcomes underlying three business study missions led by three instructors from the same university to the USA (New York), Germany (Berlin and Stuttgart), and South Korea ...


Evaluating Methods For Students To Identify And Clarify Doubts In Computing Design Courses, Eng Lieh Ouh, Benjamin Gan Oct 2020

Evaluating Methods For Students To Identify And Clarify Doubts In Computing Design Courses, Eng Lieh Ouh, Benjamin Gan

Research Collection School Of Computing and Information Systems

This full paper evaluates the effectiveness of doubts identification and clarification methods applied in undergraduate computing design courses. Many undergraduate courses in computing require students to understand abstract design concepts. Exposed to the design concepts for the first time, students need to be able to identify and clarify their doubts about the abstract concepts in order to make the right design decisions. In this study, we seek to evaluate the effectiveness of six methods that help students to identify and clarify their doubts. These methods vary in their timing (immediate or delayed), communication style (online or face-to-face) and participation style ...


Using Student Perceptions To Design Smart Class Participation Tools: A Technology Framework, Swapna Gottipati, Shankararaman, Venky, Mark Wei Jie Ng Oct 2020

Using Student Perceptions To Design Smart Class Participation Tools: A Technology Framework, Swapna Gottipati, Shankararaman, Venky, Mark Wei Jie Ng

Research Collection School Of Computing and Information Systems

Our research full paper studies the perceptions of students and proposes technology design framework for smart class participation tools. Participation in classroom discussions has been observed to improve student comprehension and performance. In our contemporary tertiary educational context, student participation is characterised in mainly two forms; inclass discussions and online forums. Both forms of participation generate voluminous amounts of knowledge. However, the present difficulty in capturing and analysing these forms of participation leads to loss of knowledge and insights, which otherwise could be very useful. This study aims to analyse ways to improve data capture as well as data analysis ...


Automated Discussion Analysis - Framework For Knowledge Analysis From Class Discussions, Swapna Gottipati, Shankararaman, Venky, Gokarn Mallika Nitin Oct 2020

Automated Discussion Analysis - Framework For Knowledge Analysis From Class Discussions, Swapna Gottipati, Shankararaman, Venky, Gokarn Mallika Nitin

Research Collection School Of Computing and Information Systems

This research full paper, describes knowledge management of class discussions using an analytics based framework. Discussions, either live classroom or through online forums, when used as a teaching method can help stimulate critical thinking. It allows the teacher to explore in-depth the key concepts covered in the course, motivates students to articulate their ideas clearly and challenge the students to think more deeply. Analysing the discussions helps instructors gain better insights on the personal and collaborative learning behaviour of students. However, knowledge from in-class discussions and online forums is not effectively captured and mined due to lack of appropriate automated ...


Covid-19 And Management Education: Reflections On Challenges, Opportunities, And Potential Futures, Steve Brammer, Timothy Clark Jul 2020

Covid-19 And Management Education: Reflections On Challenges, Opportunities, And Potential Futures, Steve Brammer, Timothy Clark

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

COVID-19 is having profound impacts on tertiary education globally. Border closures, cuts to aviation capacity, mandatory quarantine on entering a country, restrictions on mass gatherings, and social distancing all pose challenges to higher education (HE) institutions. Business Schools (BSs) have larger and more internationally diverse cohorts of students and staff, generating particular challenges, but also often have more mature digital and remote education capabilities that enable responses to COVID-19. Therefore, exploring emergent evidence on how BSs are likely to be affected by COVID-19 over the short, medium, and long term is of significant importance to our community. In this commentary ...


Competing For Academic Labor: Research And Recruitment Outside The Academic Center, Yasmin Y. Ortiga, Meng-Hsuan Chou, Jue Wang Jun 2020

Competing For Academic Labor: Research And Recruitment Outside The Academic Center, Yasmin Y. Ortiga, Meng-Hsuan Chou, Jue Wang

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Increasing competition among research universities has spurred a race to recruit academic labor to staff research teams, graduate programs, and laboratories. Yet, often ignored is how such efforts entail negotiating a pervasive hierarchy of universities, where elite institutions in the West continue to attract the best students and researchers across the world. Based on qualitative interviews with 59 Singapore-based faculty, this paper demonstrates how migrant academics in competitive universities outside the West take on the burden of seeking other ways of attracting academic labor into their institutions, often resorting to ethnic and transnational ties to circumvent limits imposed by a ...


Alternative Education Spaces And Pathways: Insights From An International Christian School In China, Menusha De Silva, Orlando Woods, Lily Kong May 2020

Alternative Education Spaces And Pathways: Insights From An International Christian School In China, Menusha De Silva, Orlando Woods, Lily Kong

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

The nascent scholarship on geographies of alternative education focuses on alternative education spaces, most located in the UK, that resist and/or negotiate neoliberal restructuring of education, some of which cater to socially marginalised groups. In contrast, through an ethnographic focus on an underground Christian international school in China, we examine an alternative education space that responds to parents’ aspirations for their children to be inculcated with global cultural capital, Chinese values and Christian beliefs. These aspirations are not fulfilled in mainstream state schools or international schools in China, but are demanded by parents looking for a “superior” set of ...


Art Attack! Tanya Wilson's Creative Mission To Engage Children On Social Issues, Singapore Management University Apr 2020

Art Attack! Tanya Wilson's Creative Mission To Engage Children On Social Issues, Singapore Management University

Social Space

Meet Tanya Wilson, 41, co-founder of EYEYAH!, an interactive platform that uses visually arresting design and artworks to educate children on important social issues like internet safety, healthy eating, mental health, climate change and so on. The mother of two primary-school-aged daughters is no stranger to the creative industry, having spent two decades developing content and experiences for the likes of Netflix, Facebook, Nike, Coca-Cola, Tiger Beer and Heineken. These days, Tanya and her co-founder Steve Lawler are busy equipping young learners with creative thinking skills which, they believe, are essential to solving the world's complex challenges. ISHAN SINGH ...


Home-Based Learning Of A Covid-19 Work-From-Home Parent, Singapore Management University Apr 2020

Home-Based Learning Of A Covid-19 Work-From-Home Parent, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

After three months of managing a seven-year-old’s home-based learning, one parent discovered the secret of making it work: Cut your kid some slack


An Exploration Into Key Roles In Making Project-Based Learning Happen: Insights From A Case Study Of A University, Gary Pan, Poh Sun Seow, Shankararaman, Venky, Kevin Koh Apr 2020

An Exploration Into Key Roles In Making Project-Based Learning Happen: Insights From A Case Study Of A University, Gary Pan, Poh Sun Seow, Shankararaman, Venky, Kevin Koh

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

Purpose: One of the main obstacles facing project-based learning (PBL) adoption relates to a lack of understanding by teachers and students in the roles they are required to play in the learning process. This study aims to address this obstacle, so as to better promote regular adoption of PBL pedagogy in educational institutions. Design/methodology/approach: The strategy was to undertake an in-depth case study of PBL courses taught in UNI-X’s undergraduate curriculum. The case study approach is particularly appropriate for this exploratory study because it allows to capture the organizational dynamics of the phenomenon better and also its ...


The Covid-19 Challenge: An Update From Singapore, Richard Raymond Smith Apr 2020

The Covid-19 Challenge: An Update From Singapore, Richard Raymond Smith

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

While Singapore was the location of the film Crazy Rich Asians, a more current view of the city-state might be better described as Crazy Vigilant Singaporeans! The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world, yet the preparation, rapid response, and overall vigilance of the universities and the government in Singapore is worth noting. In fact, the World Health Organization has stated that Singapore is the “Gold Standard” for managing a pandemic. From the view of a business school in Singapore, the challenge can be viewed in phases.


Coping With Course Delivery In Singapore [Teaching In An Era Of Covid-19 Pandemic], Pang, A. Mar 2020

Coping With Course Delivery In Singapore [Teaching In An Era Of Covid-19 Pandemic], Pang, A.

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

It was like swimming against the tide. Slowly but surely, as Covid-19 began to engulf the world, the inevitability of having to transit to online teaching loomed closer by the day. When the threat became more severe by the end of March, we were told we had to go online.


A Review Of The Active Learning Curriculum In Management Accounting Using The Felder And Soloman’S Index Of Learning Styles (Ils), Suay Peng Wong, Loon Beng Angela Koh Feb 2020

A Review Of The Active Learning Curriculum In Management Accounting Using The Felder And Soloman’S Index Of Learning Styles (Ils), Suay Peng Wong, Loon Beng Angela Koh

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

The study examines the effectiveness of active learning in Management Accounting (MA) in Singapore Management University (SMU). The aims of the paper are to determine student learning styles through the Felder and Soloman’s Index of Learning Styles (ILS) instrument, if there is correlation with demographics and whether activities found effective matched learning preferences. Findings from the ILS instrument established a slight preference for Sensing and Visual learning styles. Findings from the second questionnaire concluded that the active learning curriculum comprising diverse activities succeeded in supporting formative learning. The results present a case for the active learning curriculum and fine-tuning ...


Singapore Management University Report To Stakeholders 2019-2020, Singapore Management University Jan 2020

Singapore Management University Report To Stakeholders 2019-2020, Singapore Management University

Report to Stakeholders

The title, "Strength, Unity, Resilience, Purpose", reflects how the University has responded as "One SMU" to the challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst putting the safety and wellbeing of students, faculty and staff first, SMU pivoted quickly to ensure that it continued to fulfil its role in nurturing global citizens for tomorrow through transformative education, addressing societal challenges through cutting-edge research, and engaging with the city and world to make meaningful impact in a time of crisis.

The theme of the report also echoes Professor Lily Kong's inaugural President's State of the University Address in September 2019 ...


Using Online Tutorials To Teach The Accounting Cycle, Tracey Chunqi Zhang, Lay-Chin Low, Poh Sun Seow Jan 2020

Using Online Tutorials To Teach The Accounting Cycle, Tracey Chunqi Zhang, Lay-Chin Low, Poh Sun Seow

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

The accounting cycle is an important yet difficult topic for introductoryfinancial accounting students to learn. These students often lack the businesscontext to understand the accounting cycle and find the traditional teachingapproach dry. This problem motivates the authors to examine whether a blendedlearning approach via online tutorials can improve students’ perceivedknowledge of the accounting cycle for the undergraduate introductory financialaccounting course. The authors developed four innovative online tutorials witha coherent storyline to enable students to learn the accounting cycle and to supplementin-class learning. To test the effectiveness of online tutorials, anindependent survey was conducted by the Centre of Teaching Excellence at ...


Short- And Long-Run Effects Of Early Grades, Luca Facchinello Dec 2019

Short- And Long-Run Effects Of Early Grades, Luca Facchinello

Research Collection School of Economics

Does early grading affect educational choices? To answer the question, I exploit the staggeredimplementation of a reform which postponed grade assignment in Swedish compulsoryschool. I identify short- and long-term effects of early grading, for students with differentacademic ability and socioeconomic status (SES). When graded early on, high-ability students(especially if high-SES) perform better, and are more likely to choose academic coursesduring compulsory school. Low-ability students react in the opposite way, in particular iflow-SES. While high school attainment increases for high-ability low-SES students, collegeattainment decreases for low-ability low-SES students. None of these effects carry over tothe labor market. This suggests that ...


Smu Teaching Bank: Case Study Of A Multiyear Development Project Utilizing Student Resources, Alan Megargel, Terence P. C. Fan, Venky Shankararaman Dec 2019

Smu Teaching Bank: Case Study Of A Multiyear Development Project Utilizing Student Resources, Alan Megargel, Terence P. C. Fan, Venky Shankararaman

Research Collection School Of Computing and Information Systems

A domain refers to a business sector such as banking, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing etc. For an IS student, it is imperative that the domain knowledge includes a comprehension and understanding of business processes, technology and data related to the chosen domain. For example, when learning the retail banking domain, an IS student must have an understanding of the transactions concerned with retail banking such as fund transfers and loan repayments. The student must also gain a strong foothold in transaction fulfilment processes, the various application services that are used, the data that is transferred, etc. Teaching domain knowledge is very ...


Peer Effects In Education: When Beliefs Matter, Luca Facchinello Nov 2019

Peer Effects In Education: When Beliefs Matter, Luca Facchinello

Research Collection School of Economics

Recent literature explains the puzzling finding of zero or negative peer effects in aca- demic achievement assuming that better peers negatively affect beliefs about ability (self-concept), motivation or peer interactions. This paper provides new evidence on such negative mechanisms, and on their impact on educational choices and attainment for students randomly assigned in compulsory school to classes with different cognitive ability. Using detailed longitudinal data on a nationally representative sample of Swedish compulsory school students, I find that students exposed to higher ability peers systematically underestimate their ability and are less likely to choose advanced subjects throughout compulsory school. While ...


Rethinking Education Choices: The Effect Of Surveys, Luca Facchinello, Juanna Schroter Joensen, Gregory Francisco Veramindi Nov 2019

Rethinking Education Choices: The Effect Of Surveys, Luca Facchinello, Juanna Schroter Joensen, Gregory Francisco Veramindi

Research Collection School of Economics

Can surveys affect human capital investments? This paper examines whether individual education choices and outcomes are affected by a survey posing questions related to expectations and forward-looking behavior. We have administrative data for the whole Swedish population to which an extensive education survey was administered to randomly drawn samples of 3rd graders. This constitutes a randomized social experiment for testing whether responding to survey questions alters behavior. We observe complete educational and labor market histories until the individuals are 31-41 years old. We have exogenous variation in the timing of first surveys and when an additional survey was administered to ...


Education And Innovation: An Interview With Charles Chen Yidan, Charles Yidan Chen Nov 2019

Education And Innovation: An Interview With Charles Chen Yidan, Charles Yidan Chen

Asian Management Insights

Education and innovation are not only the engines of economic growth in an increasingly knowledge-based global economy, but they also lead us to the solutions of the crises we face today.


Examining Learning Transformation In Project-Based Learning Process, Gary Pan, Poh Sun Seow, Grace Koh Nov 2019

Examining Learning Transformation In Project-Based Learning Process, Gary Pan, Poh Sun Seow, Grace Koh

Research Collection School Of Accountancy

This paper presents a learning transformation framework for analyzing how learning evolves during project-based learning process. Here we adopt Lewin’s (1951) change theory as an analytical lens to examine the project-based learning curriculum at a University called UNI-X. This is a major contribution to PBL literature as little is known about the dynamics of learning during PBL process. In fact, the learning transformation framework can serve as the basis for further research in PBL process. For educators, this study provides them with useful insights on how to break project members’ escalating commitment to previous failing ideas and accept alternative ...


Ntu Singapore And Smu Launch Phd Exchange Programme, Singapore Management University Oct 2019

Ntu Singapore And Smu Launch Phd Exchange Programme, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

From January next year, PhD students from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Singapore Management University (SMU) will be able to enrol for postgraduate courses in both universities.

Under the new NTU-SMU PhD Student Exchange Programme, eligible PhD students from NTU Singapore and SMU can attend classes at the other university, the first such graduate academic programme tie-up between the two universities.

The programme combines the unique strengths of both young universities, allowing students from both universities to benefit from the wide-ranging PhD course offerings.


Writing And Reasoning: A Guide For Facilitors, Justyn Olby Sep 2019

Writing And Reasoning: A Guide For Facilitors, Justyn Olby

Research Collection Centre for English Communication

This book is intended to be a guide for educators engaged in the Writing & Reasoning (WR) module offered by the Centre for English Communication (CEC) at the Singapore Management University (SMU). As such, the book should be seen as a resource to be dipped into when required, rather than to be read cover-to-cover. Inside you will find some background information, suggested lesson plans, and advice on how to approach different parts of the module.


Oral History Interview With Timothy Clark, Timothy Clark Aug 2019

Oral History Interview With Timothy Clark, Timothy Clark

Oral History Collection

The interview covered:

  • Starting at SMU
  • Concepts and Value
  • Challenges and Future
  • Teaching and Curriculum
  • Campus - Prinsep Street going forward
  • Faculty
  • Challenges & Future
  • Advise for Students


School Of Law Annual Report 2018: Embracing Change In An Evolving World, Singapore Management University Jul 2019

School Of Law Annual Report 2018: Embracing Change In An Evolving World, Singapore Management University

SMU Corporate Reports

The Annual Report highlights the School of Law’s modest achievements and developments over the past year, as well as the substantive impact of these initiatives.


Mr Lim Chee Onn Appointed As Chancellor Of Smu, Singapore Management University Jul 2019

Mr Lim Chee Onn Appointed As Chancellor Of Smu, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

The Singapore Management University (SMU) is pleased to announce that Mr Lim Chee Onn (林子安) has been appointed Chancellor (名誉校长) of the University with effect from 1 August 2019. His appointment will be for a term of five years. He was previously the Pro-Chancellor (名誉副校长) of SMU.

The positions of Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor are key and important positions within the University structure. Mr Lim, together with the Pro-Chancellor of SMU, Mr Eddie Teo (张赞成), will share the important role of presiding over all major formal University ceremonies, and will officiate at the University’s Commencement and Academic Year Opening Ceremonies.


Setting The Stage For Special Needs Theatre, Chandran R Jul 2019

Setting The Stage For Special Needs Theatre, Chandran R

Social Space

When I was a child, my special ability was in sports. I was good at football, badminton and sprinting, and even had aspirations of being a professional sportsman when I grew up. However, in terms of pursuing a sustainable sporting career, I was ahead of my time by a few generations.


Art Works: Ang Kay Sing, Ishan Singh Jul 2019

Art Works: Ang Kay Sing, Ishan Singh

Social Space

Meet Ang Kay Sing, Senior Occupational Therapist and Art Therapist at the Institute of Mental Health. The 34-year-old runs inpatient art therapy groups with children and adolescents, as well as for individual outpatients. Over a session involving some sketching pencils and paints,ISHAN SINGH chatted with Kay Sing about how art can be used to express thoughts and feelings when words fail us.