A Case for Real World Projects: A Partnership with Penitentiary

ID: 41412 Type: Best Practices Session
  1. Christian Rogers, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), United States

Tuesday, June 24 2:45 PM-3:05 PM Location: B1097 View on map

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Abstract: As a professor, we seek to find many ways to engage our students. In lab based creation courses the integration of a real-world project can provide benefits to both the corporation involved and the students participating. This presentation will showcase a case study that will be conducted in Fall 2013 that involves eight university students as they develop a marketing video for a state wide corporation that creates many different products. This corporation is unique in the sense that they employ only the incarcerated. As a part of the project, part of the students work time will involve visiting and working within the prison system. Students will be provided a pre-post-than survey in regards to their experience as well as the impact it had on their own learning.

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