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ERIC Number: ED592858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Live Projects in the Classroom
Gusev, Dmitri A.; Swanson, Dewey A.
Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) (51st, Myrtle Beach, SC, Jun 10-14, 2018)
Several years ago, we developed a paper for the ASCUE [Association Supporting Computer Users in Education] conference about using live projects in the classroom. The Purdue Polytechnic and our department Computer and Information Technology (CIT) have always encouraged the use of team projects throughout our curriculum. As mentioned in the original paper as instructors we are always trying to improve the classroom experience, making it more interesting and meaningful to the student. Typically, the team project used is from the textbook or a project the instructor has worked on in industry and has modified to fit in the context of the class. We have a junior/senior level course CNIT 390 Supervised Practicum designed to combine university study with work experience. We used this course in 2013 and again last fall to give students a chance to work on a live project. The original project in 2013 was for a company that wanted a potential application and planned to view the results before deciding if they wanted to switch or maintain the current system. In 2017, the city of Columbus approached Purdue about developing a new smartphone app that monitored increased train traffic that was disrupting traffic on a main thoroughfare for the EMT, police and general public. They wanted a system developed to go live as soon as possible. In this paper, we will discuss the differences in the two projects and how that affected our efforts, results along with lessons learned from the two efforts. [For the original paper in the 2014 ASCUE proceedings, see ED571299. For the full proceedings, see ED592847.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana