On this semester, 1st semester of academic year 106, Class 47301 of Applied Computing of International College has a collaboration with the class in Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in United States.
It all began with an agreement between the two professors of the two classes in June this year.
The two classes that consist of the Software engineering class from Kutztown University and Web Programming class from Applied Computing Program.
Students in KU are working on their final project which is to redesign an existing system to make it more comprehensive. In this collaboration, students from AC are to help KU students to make a prototype of their project based on what they have learned in their web programming class before KU students’ semester finished.
The system that KU students are currently working on is called Task Management System. It is a redesigned system from a web application system, named interactive personal assistant web application system (or iPAWS) which is originally made to help users on the autism spectrum to perform simple tasks. KU students are planning to make this program into an elder-friendly system
Freya Chen, one of the MCU student, from Taiwan said that she is very grateful for the opportunity given to have the cooperation with other foreign university students. During the process of cooperation, we speak English to communicate and interact with each other, but, it is a big challenge for some of the Taiwanese students to communicate in English. However, the students from United States are very friendly. Moreover, through this activity, we are encouraged to express our ideas, which could polish our English speaking skill.
RONALD, a Teaching Assistance of “Web Programming”, came from the United States and currently studying in Taiwan at Ming Chuan University shared that he is very excited to work with the students from his country and looking forward to it.
It is a very interesting experience for Ming Chuan International College students from all over the world to collaborate and expands knowledge through cross-border and cross-school cooperation plan.