The dictionary meaning of ‘Capstone’ is the greatest achievement. Therefore a capstone project is considered to be an important milestone in any professional programme. Final year students’ project in conventional technical curriculum is generally constrained to cognitive domain of knowledge only, whereas a capstone project takes care of cognitive, psychomotor and affective domain of knowledge leading to a tangible product or process. A capstone project enables the learner to design, develop and troubleshoot a problem. The primary goal of capstone project course is to provide an opportunity to the learner to integrate principles, theories, skills already acquired during their studies in previous courses included in the programme and encourage them to conduct complex, open-ended project for solving real world problems. Capstone project may be of various types like i) Social, ii) Entrepreneurial or iii) Technology – focused. This on-line course will focus on various aspects of technology-based capstone projects and will help the professionals, particularly the serving and would be technical teachers to provide guidance to learner’s capstone projects.
Week 01 & 02: Introduction, Capstone Team Formation and Team Communication