Washington, District of Columbia
April 6, 2018
April 6, 2018
April 7, 2018
Experiential learning is increasingly an important offering at many universities. Project based learning (PBL) is one method to deliver this learning type and this paper discusses the challenges and lessons learned from a series of international, study-abroad PBL offerings in Engineering Technology. Faculty in the Architectural Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, and Telecommunications Systems Management programs at Murray State University reflect on their study abroad program successes and practices. The study abroad programs were 16 week (3 credit hour) courses with instructional period throughout the semester and travel occurring during spring or summer breaks. All five study abroad programs concluded with students traveling to the international partner’s location and providing a unit of work or deliverables. Topics discussed in this paper are student recruitment, project identification, finding international partnerships, program expenses, equipment logistics, knowledge transfer, and project sustainability.
Ford, M., & Perry, K. T., & Giltner, B., & McCallon Seib, M. (2018, April), Project-based study abroad programs in Engineering Technology: Challenges and lessons learned Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Spring Conference, Washington, District of Columbia. https://peer.asee.org/29474
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