College for Professional Studies
MS Computer and Information Technology
School of Computer & Information Science
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Practicums are designed to provide on-the-job learning experience for the students in their chosen occupational field. But do students actually benefit from practicums? This manuscript investigates linkages between knowledge repository systems and knowledge transfer in database technology practicums. It examines the literature on knowledge transfer, develops an Action Research methodology, and presents results of a new study in database academic practicums. The study focuses on a graduate school database technology practicum at Denver-based Regis University. As a member of an academic practicum team with responsibilities involving database administrative support to a group of students and faculty, the researcher seeks to bring some data to bear on the types of methodologies utilized by past and current practicum teams over a twenty month period. The results of this investigation and the conditions that must be enabled for a practicum to effectively transfer knowledge will be presented.
Date of Award
© Luis Pacheco
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Pacheco, Luis F., "A Pragmatic Evaluation of an Academic Practicum's Knowledge Transfer Process" (2009). Student Publications. 65.