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Columbus classrooms are making the Polytechnic switch

The Columbus Republic highlighted changes in Austin Creasy’s mechanical engineering technology classrooms in its August 21 edition.

Creasy is incorporating many elements of the Polytechnic learning environment as the Purdue Polytechnic Institute location continues to transform with the rest of the college.

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Mobile technologies improve classroom engagement

Mobile technologies are keeping students engaged and creative in courses offered by the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation.

Chad Laux and Regena Scott, both assistant professors, have added mobile-specific software to their courses to provide experiences related to careers students may pursue after graduation.
They will present these technologies and their experiences during a Tech Tuesday event, sponsored by Information Technology at Purdue, January 27.

Self-directed learning motivates Polytech student

"I was given work that I had no idea how to do," first-year student Peter Starr candidly admitted to 150 faculty and staff. "After a while, I realized that was the whole point. It forced me to go to [my professors] to ask good questions [and] to learn on my own."

Starr, one of the student pioneers in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, described his experiences in the new program at the College of Technology Dean's Forum, October 31, 2014.


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