A learning collaboration between Engineering and Journalism undergraduate students prompts interdisciplinary behaviour

Kavanagh, Lydia and Cokley, John (2011) A learning collaboration between Engineering and Journalism undergraduate students prompts interdisciplinary behaviour. Advances in Engineering Education, 2 3: 1-22.

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Author Kavanagh, Lydia
Cokley, John
Title A learning collaboration between Engineering and Journalism undergraduate students prompts interdisciplinary behaviour
Journal name Advances in Engineering Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1941-1766
Publication date 2011-07-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2
Issue 3
Start page 1
End page 22
Total pages 22
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Society for Engineering Education
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Final-year university engineering and journalism undergraduate students collaborate in a multimedia design and communication project to test the hypothesis that design and communication emphasis by engineering students can be enhanced by interdisciplinary collaboration with media-equipped journalism students. Research was conducted by environmental manipulation, observation, administration of a survey, and qualitative and quantitative analysis of media products. Participants reported increased media communication skills, an awareness of the necessity of communicating with other disciplines, and some change in their intended strategies for future projects. Evaluative instruments recorded a high level of student satisfaction with the collaboration. Evidence was obtained of a close relationship between engineering education and journalism education, leading to a level of interdisciplinarity among student participants.
Keyword Design
Communications
Multimedia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
School of Engineering Publications
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