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Brookdale CC Launches Tech VE
During their Spring 2010 term, engineering and electronics students at Brookdale Community College, participated in a Virtual Enterprise pilot following the training and curriculum of Kingsborough’s National Science Foundation (NSF) funded work to infuse entrepreneurship and soft skills into technician education. The goal of this pilot was to give the students a real-world experience by working as a team to develop a product prototype of an audio amplifier. The students named their companies and assigned roles to each of the employees. In addition to building the amplifier, each company assumed responsibilities ranging from coordinating lab times outside of the class lecture for work, to development of a test plan for their amplifier and the collection test results for the product. The final presentations included demos of their audio amplifiers and a project summary presentation, which can be accessed at:
The students also documented their work in form of a podcast and video, which can be also be online accessed at:
Professor Daniel Greenwood was amazed by the level of interactivity this approach has brought to the classroom and he is already thinking about incorporating even more Virtual Enterprise modules into his course as well as having his students participate in IVE’s Online Trading Days.