Research Interests

  • Information Systems, IT applications, IT in Education

Publications

  • (2022) Miguel Gomes da Costa Junior, Ana Amélia Amorim Carvalho. Reactions of Computer Science Students to Peer Instruction Activities in Class, International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (IEEE TALE 2022), Hong Kong, Dec 4-7, IEEE Press, pp. 649-652.
  • (2022) Miguel Gomes da Costa Junior, Oi-Tai Tai, Hong-Lam Chu, Chi-Hou Chio, Kam-Weng Tam. A Diffraction Experiment Kit with an Arduino based Programmable Rotational Sample Platform, International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (IEEE TALE 2022), Hong Kong, Dec 4-7, IEEE Press, pp. 767-770.
  • (2022) Miguel Gomes da Costa Junior, Ana Amélia Amorim Carvalho. Impacto da Instrução Entre Pares na Aprendizagem em Cursos de Informática em Língua Não Materna: Um Estudo com Alunos do Primeiro Ano. (Poster), III Congresso do Programa de Doutoramento em Ciências da Educação, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Coimbra, Jul 8-9.  
  • (2021) Miguel Gomes da Costa Junior, Ana Amélia Amorim Carvalho. Applying Peer Instruction to Computer Science Students Using Non-native Language: A Study with Undergraduate Students, International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (IEEE TALE 2021), Wuhan, China, Dec 5-8, IEEE Press, pp. 528-532.
  • (2020) Miguel Gomes da Costa Junior, Cheng Teng, Jie-Zhao Zheng, Kam-Weng Tam. A Simple Gamification Approach of Reflected Electron Diffraction Phenomenon For Lower Secondary School Students, International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (IEEE TALE 2020), Takamatsu, Japan, Dec 8-11, IEEE Press, pp. 494-497.
  • (2020) Zilu Liang, Miguel Gomes da Costa Junior, Ian Piumarta. Opportunities for Improving the Learning/Teaching Experience in a Virtual Online Environment, International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (IEEE TALE 2020), Takamatsu, Japan, Dec 8-11, IEEE Press, pp. 464-471.
  • (2019) Miguel Gomes da Costa Junior, Cheng Teng, Jie-Zhao Zheng, Kam-Weng Tam. A Parametric Diffraction Pattern-based Game Module Design for the Experiment of Optical Analogy of Reflected Electron Diffraction from One-Dimensional Structures, International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (IEEE TALE 2019), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Dec 10-13, IEEE Press, pp. 798-803.
  • (2013) Simon Fong, Miguel Gomes da Costa Junior, Richard Khoury. Air Cargo Scheduling Using Genetic Algorithms, International Symposium on Computational and Business Intelligence (ISCBI 2013), August 24-26, 2013, New Delhi, India, pp.170-173.
  • (2011) Wen-Yao Zhuang, Miguel Costa Junior, Pedro Cheong, Kam-Weng Tam. Flood Monitoring of Distribution Substation in Low-Lying Areas Using Wireless Sensor Network, Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on System Science and Engineering, Macau, June 08 – June 10, IEEE Press.
  • (2005) Miguel Gomes da Costa Junior and Prof. Zhiguo Gong (2005). Web Structure Mining: An Introduction, Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Information Acquisition, Hong Kong & Macau, China, June 27 – July 3, IEEE Press, pp. 590-595.

Thesis

  • (2016) Miguel Gomes da Costa Junior. Enriching Media Usage in Wikis by Exploiting Inter-lingual Link Structure, MSc in Software Engineering, under the supervision of Dr. Robert P. Biuk-Aghai.
  • (2001) Miguel Gomes da Costa Junior. Management in the Information Age, MBA in Marketing and Strategic Management, under the supervision of Dr. David Shaw.

Conference Presentations

  • (2022) International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (IEEE TALE 2022) – Reactions of Computer Science Students to Peer Instruction Activities in Class, Hong Kong, Dec 4-7. (Poster presentation – online).
  • (2022) International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (IEEE TALE 2022) – A Diffraction Experiment Kit with an Arduino based Programmable Rotational Sample Platform, Hong Kong, Dec 4-7. (Poster presentation – online).
  • (2021) International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (IEEE TALE 2021) – Applying Peer Instruction to Computer Science Students Using Non-native Language: A Study with Undergraduate Students, Wuhan, China, Dec 5-8, (online). (Best Presentation Award)
  • (2020) International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (IEEE TALE 2020) – A Simple Gamification Approach of Reflected Electron Diffraction Phenomenon For Lower Secondary School Students, Takamatsu, Japan, Dec 8-11. (online).
  • (2019) International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (IEEE TALE 2019) – A Parametric Diffraction Pattern-based Game Module Design for the Experiment of Optical Analogy of Reflected Electron Diffraction from One-Dimensional Structures, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Dec 10-13.
  • (2011) International Conference on System Science and Engineering (ICSSE 2011) – Flood Monitoring of Distribution Substation in Low-Lying Areas Using Wireless Sensor Network, Macau, China. June 09.

Workshop Presentations/Invited Talks

  • (2023) CTLE Teaching with Moodle: A Refresher – w/Dr. Alice Lee (FAH) and Dr. Chris Fulton (CTLE) – (online) – Jan 04.
  • (2022) CTLE Teaching with Technology Training – w/Prof. Katrine Wong (CTLE/FAH), Dr. Alice Lee (FAH) and Dr. Chris Fulton (CTLE) – (online) – Aug 09-11.
  • (2021) CTLE Teaching With Technology Conversations: Assessment and Quizzes – “Applying Peer Instruction to Improve Conceptual Learning” – Nov 17.
  • (2021) Online Warm Up – 2a Feira de Inovação e Empreendedorismo de Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brasil – “Perspetiva Global da Tecnologia: Indústria 4.0” (“Global technology Prospect: Industry 4.0”) – (online)(in Portuguese) –  Oct 28. 
  • (2021) 7th Greater China MOOC Symposium: Challenges and Opportunities of Online Education under COVID-19 – “Exploring Peer Instruction Online for Students Using Non-native Language as Their Means of Instruction” – (online) – Aug 25.
  • (2021) CTLE Teaching with Moodle –  The Essentials – w/Dr. Alice Lee (FAH) and Dr. Chris Fulton (CTLE) – (online) – Aug 04.
  • (2020) Universidade Paulista (UNIP), Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brasil. “Indústria 4.0” (“Industry 4.0”) – (online)(in Portuguese) – Sept 09. 
  • (2020) Online Faculty Meet-up & Training Series – “Lecture capture with Zoom and Turnitin” – w/Dr. Alice Lee (FAH-ELC) – Apr 08.
  • (2019) CTLE Teaching & Learning Roundtable: Multi-Faceted Pedagogies @UM – Roundtable Chairperson – Nov 27.
  • (2019) CTLE Half-Day Faculty Development Workshop “Leaner-Centred Teaching & Learning @UM” – Presenter – Aug 08.
  • (2019) Asian e-Table 2019 – “Commoditization of e-Learning” – The University of Hong Kong – May 16 & 17.
  • (2018) CTLE Half-Day Faculty Development Workshop “Digital-Age Learning” – Panel: “UMx: Challenges and Opportunities” – Aug 29.
  • (2018) Asian e-Table 2018 – The University of Hong Kong – May 31.
  • (2018) CTLE Teaching Innovation Salon – Panel Discussion – Apr 25.
  • (2017) CTLE Faculty Mini-Talks: “Teaching with technology – Integrating PollEverywhere into my teaching toolbox” – Nov 24.
  • (2017) FAH “Spring Staff Professional Faculty Development Workshop – Tools and Pedagogy” – w/Dr. Michael Li (FED) and Dr. Alexandr Svetlicini (FLL) – May 04.
  • (2017) CTLE – Spring Teaching Assistant Training Workshop Series – “Effective and Efficient Grading: Rubrics and Feedback.” w/Dr. Nevia Dolcini (FAH) – Apr 05.
  • (2015) Effective Teaching and Learning Workshop – Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement (CTLE) – “Tools for Engaging Learners”.
  • (2013) East Asia College (University of Macau) – “Getting to Know Brazil through the FIFA World Cup” – for students and colleagues. Oct 25.
  • (2013) Moodle Lunch Time Conversation – for UM Staff, Sept 26.
  • (2012) Escola Portuguesa de Macau (Organized by Associação de Pais e Encarregados de Educação da Escola Portuguesa de Macau (APEP) – w/Prof. Solange Palma Duarte de Sá Barros from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo, Brasil (video conference) – “Cyberbullying – Agressões no Espaço Virtual” (“Cyberbullying”), Macau. (in Portuguese). Session for parents. Oct 24.
  • (2012) Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie – Faculdade de Computação e Informática – A Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade de Macau – Uma Introdução (An Introduction to FST/UM), São Paulo, Brasil. Jun 19. (in Portuguese).
  • (2011) Escola Portuguesa de Macau (Organized by Associação de Pais e Encarregados de Educação da Escola Portuguesa de Macau (APEP) – “O Impacto Social da Internet” (“Internet and the Social Impact”), Macau. (in Portuguese). Session for parents and students (Dec 14, Jan 14-19).
  • (2011) Programa Rua das Mariazinhas (Rádio Macau) – Safer Internet Day, Macau. Feb 8.
  • (2007) Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Santa Catarina, Brasil. “Introdução á Faculdade de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade de Macau” (“An Introduction to FST / UM”), Jun 24-27. (in Portuguese).
  • (2007) Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Santa Catarina, Brasil. “Mineração da Web: Uma Revisão” (“Web Mining – An Overview”), Jun 24-27. (in Portuguese).Reactions of Computer Science Students to Peer Instruction Activities in Class