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Strengthening Mobile Applications Resources & Technician Training (SMARTT)
Building an Academic Pathway for Mobile Application Design and Mobile Application Development.
Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in collaboration with Franklin University, mobile technology companies, and local school districts will develop a new multi-disciplinary career pathway in Mobile Application Development Technology. Through a partnership with the National Convergence Technology Center at Collin College, CSCC will adopt and adapt best practices in industry-led curriculum design and faculty development. Representatives from local and national businesses will direct the project through a Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) to develop curriculum that reflects emerging technologies. The primary goal of this project is to develop an educational program for Mobile Application Development Technicians at Columbus State Community College to meet the increased demand by the Ohio region industry and contribute to the diversity of the region’s workforce.
This site is intended for project information dissemination on the SMARTT grant funded by National Science Foundation and the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. For more information on this grant project, please see our project flyer.
- To develop Mobile App Design, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and Mobile App Development, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Technology 2+2+2 pathways featuring model articulation agreements from high school to community college and then to university level baccalaureate programs.
- To create a new state-of-the-art curriculum integrating existing courses with new courses and featuring project-based learning that incorporates an experiential learning capstone course and a mobile device lab.
- To recruit underserved disadvantaged populations (e.g. low-income, first generation students) to both the Mobile App Design, AAS and Mobile App Development, AAS pathways.
- Two new interdisciplinary Associate Degree programs in Mobile App Design and Mobile App Development.
- Creation of seven new courses designed specifically for student sin the Mobile Application programs.
- Scalable and replicable flagship “SMARTT Device Lab” housed on campus that includes Android and iOS, phone and tablet devices for application testing.
What is ATE?
The Strengthening Mobile Application Resources and Technician Training project is being funded by a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Grant (DUE 1700519). With an emphasis on two-year colleges, Advanced Technological Education program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. The program involves partnerships between academic institutions and industry to promote improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and secondary school levels. The ATE program supports curriculum development; professional development of college faculty and secondary school teachers; career pathways to two-year colleges from secondary schools and from two-year colleges to four-year institutions; and other activities.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1700519.