A Project-based Learning Internship for IT Undergraduates with Social Support from a Social Networking Site

Cheong, C, Tandon, R and Cheong, F 2010, 'A Project-based Learning Internship for IT Undergraduates with Social Support from a Social Networking Site', in Wendy Ceccucci (ed.) 2010 ISECON Proceedings, Tennesee, United States, 28 - 31 October 2010, pp. 1-10.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A Project-based Learning Internship for IT Undergraduates with Social Support from a Social Networking Site
Author(s) Cheong, C
Tandon, R
Cheong, F
Year 2010
Conference name ISECON 2010
Conference location Tennesee, United States
Conference dates 28 - 31 October 2010
Proceedings title 2010 ISECON Proceedings
Editor(s) Wendy Ceccucci
Publisher Education Special Interest Group of the AITP
Place of publication Tennesee, United States
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Abstract Project-based learning provides students an authentic learning experience in which they are able to practice skills by constructing a sharable artifact. Internships are another approach in which stu-dents are given a real life work experience by being placed and working in an actual workplace. Thus, in this paper, we present an exploratory case study of a project-based learning internship in which seven undergraduate IT students were recruited to work on individual projects under the supervision of academic staff members. Additionally, a social networking site (SNS) was used by the interns and supervisors to determine its suitability for this particular environment. The SNS was used as it is conducive with project-based learning since they both have a strong social focus.
Subjects Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Higher Education
Keyword(s) internship
project-based learning
social networking site
Web 2.0
constructivism
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