Improving the Learning Experience and Outcomes in Entrepreneurial Courses
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AuthorAlonso Cáceres, Diego; Pastor Franco, Juan Ángel; Álvarez Torres, María Bárbara; Suárez, Tanya; Tasic, Igor
Research GroupDivisión de Sistemas e Ingeniería Electrónica
SponsorsThis work has been developed in the context of the EUXCeL project, funded by European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 644801. It has been partially supported by the “Research Programme for Groups of Scientific Excellence at Region of Murcia" of the Seneca Foundation (Agency for Science and Technology of the Region of Murcia – 19895/GERM/15). Diego Alonso thanks the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Subprograma Estatal de Movilidad, Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016 for grant CAS14/00238.
Publisher© 2017 IEEE
Bibliographic CitationIEEE 26th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), (2017), pp. 1581-1586
Abstract: Entrepreneurship has been gaining momentum is Europe over the last years as a way to reduce unemployment levels, and in line with the take-off of the digital economy in the world. Entrepreneurship education is still an open research area, with many courses being launched in almost all universities. We describe our experience in running a summer school and mentoring the teams created in the context of the EU-XCeL project, and ICT focused project funded by European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. From this experience, we extract some conclusions and recommendations for preparing better courses and learning experiences, and we also advocate for courses mixing students from different Degrees studies, mainly Engineering and Business, for improving the experience and the course outcomes, especially for students of Engineering Degrees.