What are we trying to do?

What’s the problem?

In the tech sector, something called skill gap exists. As Ray Dawson put it back in 2000, many employers find that graduates and sandwich students come to them poorly prepared for the every day problems encountered at the workplace.

Some approaches to make such gap smaller have even been attempted, but they’re far from widespread.

What are we trying to understand?

We don’t think that universities are unable to teach and train students, or that students can’t learn certain skills. We suspect, instead, that students, teachers, and professionals have different ideas and expectations of what higher education should be, and we want to find out.

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What’s the scope of this research?

This is a pilot study; we’re researching this topic as part of the Summer 2018 term for the great CS6460 - Educational Technology graduate class at the Georgia Institute of Technology.