Incremental Learning in a Capstone Project

John McAvoy, Mary Dempsey, Ed Quinn
2020 International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education  
Organizations are moving away from rigid planning to a more incremental style of planning and execution in projects. There is a growing acceptance of the effectiveness of incremental change, both in industry projects and in student projects, as a development method and as a learning approach. This, though, may not bring a universal benefit to all students. As enrolments in information systems degrees decrease, an increase in the number of mature students has the potential to counter this
more » ... e in enrolments, but mature students need a different learning and teaching approach. This paper examines the impact of the adoption of an incremental, or iterative, approach in a capstone project for mature students. In the same way that there is not a single type of mature student, there also is no common set of impacts on mature students through the use of an incremental approach to learning and development.
doi:10.4018/ijitlhe.2020040101 fatcat:muziikdz5zfzjjhe5pyetwdx4y