The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2009: §2353
|Fri, Nov 6, 10:00 - 10:55, Crystal 5 Panel Discussion
|Recommended Citation: Kovalchick, L, G Boff, J Helwig, and B A Reinicke. Using Live Projects in an Information Systems Capstone Course. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2009, v 26 (Washington DC): §2353. ISSN: 1542-7382.
Using Live Projects in an Information Systems Capstone Course
Computing programs at various institutions attempt to offer students as many real-world technological development challenges as a curriculum will allow. Often times, the pivotal offering is in a senior project or capstone series of courses. While this is a paramount experience for the student, it can often leave the professors and/or hosting client hanging in anticipation without an implemented solution. The goal of this panel is to attempt uncover ways other institutions have overcome the hurdle of having their seniors implement the technological solutions developed in live capstone courses prior to graduating. Faculty and industry often agree that “collaborations between business and academia provide valuable opportunities for students to connect classroom learning with practical work experience” (King, 2007). As a result, Computer Information Systems (CIS) faculty members at various schools have successfully integrated live projects into their Senior Project/Capstone course. “Live projects are those that are intended for use by actual clients and where the students have at least some measure of interaction with those clients” (Chase, 2007).
Keywords: live project, senior project, capstone project
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