Title

Long term impacts of off-campus project work on student learning and development

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) Proceedings

Conference Title

2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference

Abstract

This paper presents findings from an evaluation study of engineering alumni who experienced a project-based undergraduate curriculum, examining differences in reported learning gains between alumni who completed projects on campus and those who completed projects in off-campus locations, both domestic and international. Survey respondents who had completed at least one project away from campus reported significantly greater positive impact not only in areas in which it was anticipated - expansion of world views and personal development and enrichment - but in very specific areas of professional development related to interpersonal relationships, communication skills, and understanding of ethical responsibilities.

First Page Number

1

Last Page Number

5

DOI

10.1109/FIE.2014.7044128

Rights

Copyright 2014 IEEE

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