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Monday, June 2, 2014

Another FCU “Hidden Treasure”

 Anson Wang

        Nowadays, more and more corporations are looking for new employees who already have basic – and sometimes even intermediate – software skills and professional knowledge.  Therefore, Feng Chia University has built a whole new learning space where students can learn how to use professional computer programs like SPSS and take special classes such as questionnaire design.
 
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 This special learning space is called “Kreative Commons,” and it is located on the second floor of the FCU library.  In this area, students can choose from several different classes every day, including software instruction in EViews or SPSS, for example, or professional classes in engineering mathematics, economics, and project management.  For example, Professor Wu Rong-Bin from the statistics department is a master in statistical software.  He teaches SPSS (a multifunctional statistical software package) on Wednesday mornings for two hours.  It’s a great chance for students to learn how to use useful professional computer software from an experienced teacher.  If you want to try one of these useful classes, please remember to make an online reservation before you head off to Kreative Commons.


 Beside these courses, Kreative Commons offers a bright sofa zone and a variety of rooms for students to use.  There are different sized rooms for different uses.  For instance, there is a double-television room for synchronous teaching.  


          Moreover, most of the rooms are equipped with a wireless mouse-keyboard-earphone set, electronic whiteboard, projector, and digital books.  No matter how you want to use a room – for taking a Kreative Commons class or having a discussion with your classmates for your project – Kreative Commons has a room just right for you.


  Finally, I want to share a personal Kreative Commons experience. The first time I stepped into this interesting space, I was shocked by the bright, comfortable atmosphere.  I couldn’t help myself; I just had to take out my camera and take some photos of this beautiful space.  I remember thinking that FCU students are very lucky to have these helpful resources.  If I had more time at Feng Chia University (I am graduating soon), I would definitely spend more time here taking extracurricular courses and developing my computer skills.  My recommendation to my younger FCU readers is to spend a few minutes walking around Kreative Commons.  You will find some efficient, new ways to learn and be amazed by the abounded resources that you didn’t even know existed!

Kreative Commons

Location: FCU Library, Second Floor
Business hours: 10:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday
Online: http://web.lib.fcu.edu.tw/library/services/value-added/kreative-commons.html


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