Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Educational Research and Methods
Undergraduate information technology courses often require that projects be completed toward the end of a course that allow students to gain experience working on real-world-like problems. These projects, which are typically part of a course, require students to use many of their learned skills not just for the course, but from other courses in their majors. In addition to real-world projects, it is also important to introduce students to projects that are research oriented so that they are exposed to new technologies and research methods in their respective disciplines in order to encourage them to consider graduate school after graduation. In the information technology and engineering fields this research may focus on new product development that incorporates emerging technologies or research on novel techniques. This paper describes computer information technology research topics that were introduced into undergraduate courses as projects that supported the course work and were also in support of on-going faculty research or derived from faculty research. A detailed survey was conducted at the end of these courses that was analyzed to determine the effectiveness of the incorporation of such project topics to improve student learning in the courses and how this stimulated student interest into research.
Stefanek, G., & Desai, N. H. (2018, June), Integration of Research Topics into Undergraduate Information Technology Courses and Projects Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30695
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