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Student Projects and Virtual Collaboration in IT Degrees: Incorporating Entrepreneurship into Study Programmes

Student Projects and Virtual Collaboration in IT Degrees: Incorporating Entrepreneurship into Study Programmes
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Author(s): Markus Helfert (Dublin City University, School of Computing, Dublin, Ireland), Igor Lyutak (Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas, Department of Software of Automated Systems, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine) and Howard Duncan (Dublin City University, School of Computing, Dublin, Ireland)
Copyright: 2017
Volume: 8
Issue: 4
Pages: 13
Source title: International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sanjay Misra (Covenant University, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/IJHCITP.2017100102



This paper describes a framework that assists the inclusion of Entrepreneurship into computing study programs. It has been developed within a European Tempus Project and is built following a process-oriented view of innovation and entrepreneurship. It outlines key activities and capabilities of entrepreneurship. An approach is presented that combines existing online tools with the traditional methodologies for creating courses on entrepreneurship. We introduce a concept -the virtual innovation space- to take the most advantages from opportunities that the Internet gives us for increasing efficiency of learning entrepreneurship for IT students. A summary of the course content on entrepreneurship that is developed and used by the project partners for their local courses is presented. We present and discuss feedback received from the project partners and describe some student projects and experiences. The work in this paper can be useful for other universities and similar projects to compare their effort and receive some justification or ideas for their initiatives.

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