The 9th International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering (ICSTE) was held last October 27-29, 2017, at the University of Hong Kong – Graduate House. At the same time, the annual editorial board meeting of the Journal of Software (JSW) was also held. Mr. Lester Hao, CKS College Program Head of the School of Information Technology Education, presented a paper entitled Trigonometry with ProjectMEC: A Courseware and Student Performance Evaluation. The paper discussed the use of computer-aided instruction as an intervention tool in attempts to observe its effect on the performance of students in College Trigonometry. The study not only dwelled within the domain of Information Technology with the development and evaluation of the ProjectMEC courseware, but also posed implications for Mathematics Education through the integration of technology into the teaching-learning experience.
During the conference dinner, Mr. Hao was awarded the Best Presentation for the Software Design and Theory session. Moreover, the said paper was published in the Journal of Software (Vol. 12, Num. 11). The JSW is indexed by DBLP, EBSCO, DOAJ, ProQuest, and INSPEC, among others.
This achievement would not have been possible without the support of CKS College and ITE faculty members, especially Mr. Alvin Ray Estiva (CKS College ITE professor) and Dr. Arnel Fajardo (Academic Consultant for IT), who co-authored the said paper, in collaboration with student researchers Mr. Kendrick Kee and Mr. Marlon Tin. May this further enhance the research culture within CKS College!