June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
Computers in Education
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Service Learning: Industrial Embedded Systems CourseService learning is defined by the National Service-Learning Clearing House as “a teaching and learningstrategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich thelearning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.” A service learningcapstone project was incorporated into a senior/graduate level industrial control course. The courseprovides instruction on control system design commonly encountered in industry. The design of controlsystems incorporating programmable logic controllers and microcontrollers is covered along withaccompanying laboratory work to reinforce course concepts. To integrate course concepts, practiceteam design skills and expose students to service learning; students were required to complete acapstone service learning project. The students worked in a large team effort to design, construct, testand deliver a Concrete Curing Box (CCB) for use in a high school STEM recruiting and enrichmentprogram. This paper will discuss how the service learning program was constructed and integrated intothe course, the objectives of the service learning component and the results of the project. The CCB willbe used as a case study to illustrate service learning in action.
Barrett, S. F., & Wambeke, I. (2013, June), Service Learning: Industrial Embedded Systems Course Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--22450
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