Taking the logical path of knowledge

The third installation of the APU’s QR IT Seek saw participation of more than 200 students.

The third installation of the APU’s QR IT Seek saw participation of more than 200 students.

The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) School of Computing and Technology (SCT) organised its third APU QR IT Seek at its campus in Technology Park Malaysia (TPM), Bukit Jalil on April 6, 2016.

The event was held as part of APU SCT’s initiative to promote the use of Quick Response Code (QR Code) in academics and entertainment. A total of 102 teams (2 students per team) from the APU SCT took part in the competition that took place in the form of treasure hunt.

In order to gain victory, participants were required to search and scan for QR codes that were placed around the campus in various locations, and then answer the questions contained within the code in the shortest time possible.

Participants were required to demonstrate a high level of teamwork and critical thinking skills in order to gain victory.

Participants were required to demonstrate a high level of teamwork and critical thinking skills in order to gain victory.

As students nowadays lack logical and critical thinking skills, we are trying our best to instill these knowledge areas within the game, so that students are able to pick up these skills in a fun and interesting way,” said Vinothini Kasinathan, project manager of the event.

Team Blank, comprising Yee Kai Nyin and Leong Khai Jiet, championed the race by having the most number of correct answers upon submission. They walked away with a laser printer each, alongside with a Gift Certificate by Microsoft Azure.

Winners of the competition, Team Blank, walked away with a printer and a Microsoft Azure Gift Certificate each. (Left: Prof. Dr. Ir. Vinesh Thiruchelvam, Dean, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology, APU)

Winners of the competition, Team Blank, walked away with a printer and a Microsoft Azure Gift Certificate each. (Left: Prof. Dr. Ir. Vinesh Thiruchelvam, Dean, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology, APU)

Followed by the success of this event, the organising committee will be organising 2 more QR IT Seeks throughout the year of 2016, with different themes related to the field of Computing and IT.

 

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