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ERIC Number: EJ1140732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Interdisciplinary Project Experiences: Collaboration between Majors and Non-Majors
Smarkusky, Debra L.; Toman, Sharon A.
Information Systems Education Journal, v12 n3 p67-75 May 2014
Students in computer science and information technology should be engaged in solving real-world problems received from government and industry as well as those that expose them to various areas of application. In this paper, we discuss interdisciplinary project experiences between majors and non-majors that offered a creative and innovative opportunity for collaborative learning. Active-learning exercises allowed students to express their creativity and apply concepts learned from each discipline. Feedback from this effort resulted in the development of the Seven C's (Competencies) for collaborative learning that were ascertained for successful completion of an interdisciplinary project. We feel that these interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts increased student appreciation, enhanced team skills, and created a positive learning environment for the application of concepts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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