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Collaborative Technology Project

One of the courses that extensively uses technology in the classroom is BPCS9705 – E-Commerce Applications.  In this course, students work in groups to build a functioning e-commerce website using the platform Shopify.

The example below shows a site that sells model cars, including images and descriptions of the cars, as well as the functionality of the site from the administrator’s perspective.

Excel Recap Assignment

assignment 1

In this assignment, I ask students to work with some of the most common functionality in Excel.  This lays the ground work for the following assignment which is a deeper analysis of a real world data set.

Assignment Overview:

Microsoft Excel is a powerful, accessible tool that is widely accessible. The goal of this assignment is to become more familiar with Excel as a tool for data analysis. You will review how to import, prepare, and analyze real data.
The video tutorial that accompanies this project can be found at:

Assignment Information Sheet:

Assignment information sheet.


Video Tutorial:

List of Resources:

Instructional Practices

SAP video

Teaching complex software to large groups can be difficult.  Some students move through the processes very quickly, while others need more time to fully grasp the concepts.  Pacing is incredibly important when teaching software to ensure that no one is left behind while at the same time not moving too slowly for those faster learners.

For a course that was focused on logistics software (SAP) I created a video for each one of the modules that we covered in class.  Students could watch these videos before the lecture and come to class prepared with questions, but could also watch after the lecture while they were working through the projects.  This allowed students to supplement the in-class learning while moving at their own pace.

If you wanted to get ahead, or if you wanted a refresher, you can use these videos, in addition to the exercise documents to complete the Sales Order Process.  If you do choose to work through these, please email me a screenshot of the final screen.  You can work with a group to help each other get the concepts, but each individual needs to complete the exercise and show me (or email me) the screenshot.

Course Revision

teaching and learning plan

There were three main goals when updating HOTL9680:

  1.  Include concepts of analytics
  2. Revise the evaluation methods to include projects and active learning rather than strictly tests
  3. Focus the content on sports rather than the broader hospitality sector

After consultation with the program coordinator, previous instructors, and the associate dean, we made the following changes:

Old Teaching and Learning Plan – HOTL9680
Updated Teaching and Learning Plan – HOTL9680

Technology Assignment


In the course BICG9303 – International Market Research, I created specific labs that use tools like SPSS to actively build on concepts.  In this specific assignment, we use SPSS to build scatterplots to show three variables.

Step by step assignment instructions: Lab 8 Scatterplots

Teaching and Learning Plans

The course Teaching and Learning Plan (TLP) is a vitally important communication tool between you and your students. Your Teaching and Learning Plan will help your students to understand the intended learning outcomes for the course in the form of the knowledge, skills and habits of mind that will be deliberately cultivated in the course, as well as when and how they will be required to demonstrate their learning through assessments. It can also help students to understand how your course functions in relation to the other courses in their program of study.

BICG9303 – International Marketing Research

HOTL9680 – The Global Economy in Sports