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Introducing American Students to Designing Microprocessor Systems in a Multicultural SettingIn comparison to students from other countries, American students are lacking in global skills andknowledge that would be greatly enhanced with the student having an international experience. Thispaper discusses one experience of teaching an advanced microprocessor course with a small group ofstudents overseas. The course was project based, and each design team was integrated with twoAmerican students and two students from the host country, Malaysia. In addition the students wererequired share an apartment with their Malaysian lab partners. The result of these complete submersionin the local culture. The course was held over the summer and the pilot course was attended by fourstudents from each Indiana-Purdue, Fort Wayne and University of Kuala Lumpur. The students were inthe host country for four weeks, and classes were six hours per day Monday – Thursday. Friday,Saturday and Sunday were set aside for cultural experiences in the host country.
Hack, I. A., & Steffen, G. D., & Abdul Rahman, A. H. (2011, June), Introducing American Students to Designing Microprocessor Systems in a Multicultural Setting Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18163
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