What is a Capstone Program?
Capstone programs are an essential educational approach that empowers educators to foster holistic learning experiences for their students. These programs provide a culminating opportunity for students to integrate and apply their accumulated knowledge and skills in a real-world context, fostering critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration.
Capstone programs are a cornerstone of education that bridges the gap between theory and practice, fostering graduates who are not only knowledgeable but also capable and confident in their abilities.
Enhanced Learning Experience
- Practical Application
- Critical Thinking
- Interdisciplinary Learning
Motivation and Engagement
- Intrinsic Motivation
- Increased Engagement
- Higher Retention
- Workplace Readiness
- Networking Opportunities
- Resume Worthy Experience
Assessment and Evaluation
- Comprehensive Assessment
- Continuous Improvement
- Program Evaluation
Research and Innovation
- Faculty Research Opportunities
- Knowledge Advancement
- Institutional Reputation
Retention and Satisfaction
- Student Satisfaction
- Higher Retention Rates
- Leadership Skills
How you can leverage CapSource's Technology?
Managing Unlimited Projects:
Design one or many projects with one or many industry partners
Manage as few or as many students and projects as you’d like
Design projects for a few days, a few weeks, or 1-2 semesters
Projects can be for introductory, intermediate, or advanced-level learning
Our technology is fully adaptable to on-site or virtual collaborations
We help you find Industry Partners!
1. Gather Requirements
We meet to establish your program by understanding your timeline and gathering your teaching goals, company requirements, and project preferences.
2. Match & Scope
We secure project proposals from companies then introduce them if their projects are a good fit. Then, we'll help finalize the project scope, including milestones, deliverables, meeting cadence, and assessments.
3. Launch & Manage
We ensure all projects are ready for launch. Then, we help you on-board your students, launch your projects, and monitor and track their experience using our platform.
4. Support & Scale
We're available as a resource every step of the way! We'll ensure you achieve your teaching goals and we'll help you spread experiential learning across your institution!
How to Begin your Capstone Experience...
Sign-up on the CapSource Platform
Sign-up to begin creating your personalized Capstone experience. This experience will assist your company in finding innovative, new, and exciting solutions to current business problems.
Select Your Program Format
With three unique and fully customizable industry-integrated project-based learning formats, there is no program that you can’t optimize using our technology. Regardless of the engagement format you choose, you’ll have all your projects, resources, industry partners, industry mentors, academic collaborators, students, deliverables, and evaluation data in one place.
Add Resources for the Program
Once you’ve finished building the program it is time to upload resources to the website. This is when you will add things such as pitch materials, articles, and any other information students need for the project.
Select Your Preferred Modality
Choose your program modality. Consider your program’s nature, schedule, and team dynamics when deciding, as it shapes your Capstone experience and outcomes.