Practicum

Course Description

ICT 696: ICT Practicum is a self-directed and independent field experience credit. The practicum is designed for graduate students to observe, synthesize, and evaluate theory, methods, and/or skills acquired from course work and contextualize these skills within their practicum site. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, management of responsibilities, and professionalism in approved practicum site. 

Specific objectives of the course include: 

  • Identify the information communication technology infrastructures and systems that support the students' practicum site goals
  • Communicate an audience-tailored presentation using multiple modes of communication
  • Explain how the student applied management and/or leadership skills in the practicum site experience
  • Demonstrate the application of course knowledge/content to practicum duties

 

Eligibility

Students must be admitted to the Master of Science in Information Communication Technology program and have completed 18 hours of graduate work in order to enroll in the practicum course. Students should complete the practicum at a time in their academic career when they will not only benefit from the practicum, but will be able to make a contribution to the organization sponsoring the internship. 

 

Practicum Assignments & Projects

  • Supervisor Evaluation
  • Final Project (deliverable) 
  • Final Presentation
  • End of Semester Report
  • Exit Survey 

 

About the Final Project

At the end of the semester, the student is required to develop a deliverable that demonstrates how he or she managed an information communication technology problem that he or she experienced in their practicum. Examples of deliverables range from: an online training, strategy document (assessment/research, process map, recommendation report), research study, etc. The deliverable will need to be submitted as a typed proposal to the student's advisor and approved by the advisor before the project may begin. 

Practicum Resources + Documents

Learning Contract

Supervisor Evaluation

 

Questions? 

Email Sarah Jane Tamme (sarah.tamme@uky.edu) for questions about the practicum.