A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR INTEGRATING INDUSTRY/CLIENT-SPONSORED PROJECTS INTO ONLINE CAPSTONE COURSES

Rana Khan

Abstract


To address the growing need for incorporating experiential learning into online degree programs, this paper proposes a design framework that would integrate industry-sponsored projects into online capstone courses. The design lends itself to be applicable to any program at any institution. The research and data used to develop the framework was gathered from literature review, and a survey of UMUC graduate programs. The proposed framework was tested in two capstone courses using industry/client sponsored projects, in the authors’ disciplines, as the first stage of testing of the model.

Keywords


Capstone; design; framework; graduate; online; project; client/sponsor; industry partner

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v17i4.360