Project-based learning among engineering students during short-form hackathon events

Paul Alexander Horton, Shawn Jordan, Steven Weiner, Micah Lande

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Collaborative hackathons give undergraduate engineering students an opportunity to work in small teams to solve technical design challenges in a severely constrained time period. These events approximate project-based learning environments by giving students the opportunity to learn new technical skills through projects of their choosing. Project-based learning classes often face problems with class time usage and students having difficulties understanding learning objectives. Hackathons may provide insight on how to improve the implementation of project-based learning curricula while increasing student interest and engagement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Jun 23 2018
Event125th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2018Dec 27 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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