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Beck, Charles E.; French, Monique – Online Submission, 2016
Internships for academic credit serve as a joint venture between the university and the business communities, helping both groups meet their organizational objectives. Businesses gain qualified, temporary workers with verifiable skills for specific job needs. Administered properly, the academic credit does not merely certify on-the-job training,…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Business Schools, School Business Relationship, Student Characteristics
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Jackson, Norman J. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2010
Bringing about significant change in a mature and successful work-integrated learning (WIL) scheme is quite a difficult thing to accomplish. The University of Surrey, which has a long established WIL scheme based on year-long professional training work placements, has embarked on a programme of research and development aimed at adapting and…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Professional Training, Education Work Relationship, Curriculum Development
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Kemppainen, Jyri; Tedre, Matti; Sutinen, Erkki – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2012
Information technology (IT) professionals face markedly different kinds of challenges in developing countries from the ones in developed countries. Based on the research literature and our fourteen years of fieldwork in Iringa, Tanzania, we have identified eight groups of technical characteristics of IT work that significantly affect the work of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Engineering Education, Work Environment
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2009
This report evaluates how effectively Scotland's colleges have embraced and taken forward sustainability in the context of the Scottish Government's commitment to improve Scotland's natural and built environment and the sustainable use and enjoyment of it. "Greener Scotland" is one of the five strategic objectives that form part of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Investment, Sustainable Development, Strategic Planning