Quotation Hall, Margeret, Fruhling, Ann, Haas, Christian. 2020. More Fun Than Ought to be Graded: Assuring Student Learning in Study Abroad Programs. In SIGITE 2020 - Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Information Technology Education, Hrsg. SIGITE 2020, 113-119. New York, NY, USA: None.


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Study abroad courses provide an excellent opportunity for students to augment their degrees by practical experiences and exposure to new sets of cultural and professional norms and customs. To maximize the utility of such courses, careful planning and execution of itineraries and learning objectives is crucial, while simultaneously allowing students to gather experiences on their own. We highlight lessons learned from a study abroad course with the focus on IT and Data Science, with the aim of enabling other instructors and researchers to set up their own study abroad courses. In addition to a detailed description of planning and management activities, we describe different types of evaluation that can be used to assess a student's participation in such a course. Together with presented lessons learned this article is as a useful resource for educators planning an IT-related study abroad course.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title More Fun Than Ought to be Graded: Assuring Student Learning in Study Abroad Programs
Title of whole publication SIGITE 2020 - Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Information Technology Education
Editor SIGITE 2020
Page from 113
Page to 119
Location New York, NY, USA
Year 2020
URL https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3368308.3415408
Open Access N

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Fruhling, Ann (University of Nebraska - Omaha, United States/USA)
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