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ERIC Number: EJ1145113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Implementing an Integrated Curriculum with an Iterative Process to Support a Capstone Course in Information Systems
Reinicke, Bryan; Janicki, Thomas; Gebauer, Judith
Information Systems Education Journal, v11 n6 p10-17 Dec 2013
Learning is enhanced with repetition, either through more exercises in individual courses, or through the integration of concepts in a capstone experience. A well planned and integrated curriculum can utilize a capstone course, not only to provide a service learning component, but also as an opportunity to refresh students on key discipline topics immediately preceding graduation. This article describes the process used at one university to integrate concepts taught in pre-requisite courses into the capstone experience. In addition, it discusses the need to constantly refine all of the courses to integrate the concepts and learning experiences in both directions. The capstone course must provide repetition and hands-on learning of earlier concepts, and the pre-requisite courses must provide the knowledge to enable a successful capstone experience for students. This is a two way integration up and down the chain of courses and instructors must work together to integrate all of the courses in the discipline to enrich the capstone experience and achieve desired learning objectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
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