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ERIC Number: EJ1189085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Utilizing Multivariate Analysis for Assessing Student Learning through Effective College-Industry Partnerships
Burns, Caleb; Chopra, Shweta; Shelley, Mack; Mosher, Gretchen
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v19 n3 p27-32 Jul-Aug 2018
There is no doubt that college-industry collaborations are vital to the success of undergraduate students with engineering and technology majors. This collaboration provides students with an opportunity to bridge the gap between classroom education and real-world experience. Inviting industry representatives to engage in the classroom and involving students with professional organizations, student field trips, virtual plant tours, and industry-focused final projects are ways in which an instructor can incorporate student-industry engagement into their course. During their undergraduate degree program, students are required to participate in an internship program where they gain substantial industry engagement and opportunities to learn and apply classroom knowledge. To assess the impact of industry engagement on student learning, we disseminated a survey instrument among undergraduate students to identify which activities had the most and least impact on student learning. For this study, we analyzed student perceptions of the effectiveness of industry engagement activities using multivariate analysis of variance. The objective was to determine which industry engagement activities are more effective when looking at student learning. The data gathered included survey responses from senior-level technology students at Iowa State University along with their comments about the various activities. Results indicate that there is a difference in students' perception of how various industry engagement activities impact their learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa