June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Experiential learning gives students abilities they need for actual-global achievement. Students as well as their parents are seeking for an education that teaches the students the skills that they can utilize in real world applications. Despite the fact that colleges and universities are able to replicate or simulate some of real-world problems within the lecture room or laboratory settings, exposing students with actual real-world experiments as well as hands-on practices can bring another dimension to their learning and understanding of the subject. Experiential learning creates a useful possibility to prepare students for profession or research carriers. When college students are given opportunities to examine in real-world situations on campus or in the network like the ones furnished in internships, area placements, and industrial project partnerships, the mastering becomes extensively more effective. By way of engaging in formal, guided, proper, actual-experience, the students can increase their knowledge, develop skills and enhance their learning. One of the most effective way of conducting internship program is to engage and partner with industry and find proper projects for the students. Selection of a project must be done carefully to meet certain requirements such as; degree of difficulty, matched with student’s technical background, duration of project, safety, availability and logistics. Two projects are presented in this paper to demonstrate the effectiveness of industry sponsored internship. In the first project students designed, developed drawing, selected and procured components, assembled and programmed PLC for actual packaging machine. The second project utilized students background in energy and power system to design, purchase, install and commissioned a residential solar power system. This paper provides the challenges regarding the creation or securing of actual projects suitable for experiential learning, evaluation and assessment of two internship projects conducted with the industrial partnership.
Fathizadeh, M. (2017, June), Experiential Learning through Industry Partnership Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28323
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