Improvement of IT Students’ Communication Skills using Project Based Learning

Chikako Morimoto

Abstract

It is well known that communication skills are important in business. In recent decades, diversity has been becoming a big trend among Japanese companies. As a result, a high level of communication skills is required of employees. The mainstream information technology (IT) industry is shifting focus from software development to providing software “services.” IT companies need to communicate with their clients to understand the clients’ IT strategies. However, typically, IT engineers are not seen as having good communication skills. There is a similar impression of IT students. In this study, we compared communication skills of IT students and non-IT students. Then, we compared communication skills of the IT students before and after participating in project-based learning (PBL). As a result, we found that PBL is effective in improving the communication skills of IT students.

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Morimoto C. (2016). Improvement of IT Students’ Communication Skills using Project Based Learning . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-179-3, pages 147-152. DOI: 10.5220/0005891501470152


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@conference{csedu16,
author={Chikako Morimoto},
title={Improvement of IT Students’ Communication Skills using Project Based Learning},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2016},
pages={147-152},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005891501470152},
isbn={978-989-758-179-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Improvement of IT Students’ Communication Skills using Project Based Learning
SN - 978-989-758-179-3
AU - Morimoto C.
PY - 2016
SP - 147
EP - 152
DO - 10.5220/0005891501470152