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An Update On The Use Of Community-Based Non-Profit Organizations In Capstone Projects


School of Computing & Information Systems


Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

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This presentation updates a paper presented at ITiCSE 2006 and re-examines a ten-year effort of our institution's use of community-based non-profit organizations (NPOs) in the information systems capstone course. Computer science or information systems majors often have adequate technical skills but lack an understanding of organizational processes, team project experience, and the ability to integrate information technology into an organizational setting. To bridge this gap, we use service-learning group projects that leverage local organizations. We document this effort to provide recommendations for successfully implementing similar courses.

Conference Name

ACM ITiCSE - Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education

Conference Location

Darmstadt, Germany

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