Using a real-life setting to combine social and technical skills

M. Daniels, A. Jansson, I. Kavathatzopoulos, M. Petre
30th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference. Building on A Century of Progress in Engineering Education. Conference Proceedings (IEEE Cat. No.00CH37135)  
⎯ Our students are highly competent in the technical area, but have little training in the non-tecnical area. This paper describes a course that is designed to increase the students ability to apply their technical skills in a professional way. Projects with real, low in IT skills, users are used to make the issue of being professional concrete. The aspect of communication, both between colleagues and between users of a product, is chosen as a theme. Relevant theory is introduced as close to
more » ... uced as close to the point in time when needed in the real project. This paper give the general setting of the course and observations from students and teachers about how well the goal are achived.
doi:10.1109/fie.2000.896589 fatcat:nxkc4nye7zectchobdofmiaxj4