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ERIC Number: ED575954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Polytechnic: Taking the Plunge
Swanson, Dewey; Gusev, Dmitri A.
Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) (50th, Myrtle Beach, SC, Jun 11-15, 2017)
The Purdue Polytechnic Institute was created two years ago from the former College of Technology. This was more than a name change; it represented a transformation which will have an impact not only the curriculum, but on learning, and teaching methods. Students need technical skills but they must also be able to collaborate, be problem solvers, and develop communication skills that employers are looking for. In order to develop these skills, the emphasis is on employing active learning, with more student-centered experiences and integrating the humanities throughout the college experience using a team teaching based approach. At our statewide site in Columbus, last fall we took the plunge! In the Computer and Information Technology (CIT) curriculum the students take CNIT 255 Object Oriented Programming and CNIT 272 Database Fundamentals. In the past these classes have been taught independently. This past fall we developed an integrated team project that involved important components from the programming and database classes. In this paper we will discuss the goals of the Polytechnic and how we have incorporated those concepts into our class and how we plan to proceed from here in our future efforts. [For the full proceedings, see ED575713.]
Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE). 1513 Magnolia Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29575. Tel: 606-218-5308; Fax: 606-218-5184; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana