Title: An experiential approach to develop an understanding of RFID technology

Authors: Pamela J. Zelbst, Victor E. Sower, Kenneth W. Green Jr.

Addresses: Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration, Sam Houston State University, Box 2056, Huntsville, TX 77341–2056, USA. ' Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration, Sam Houston State University, Box 2056, Huntsville, TX 77341–2056, USA. ' Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration, Sam Houston State University, Box 2056, Huntsville, TX 77341–2056, USA

Abstract: An experiential learning approach based on Plato|s four forms of awareness was adapted to help business graduate students understand Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. First, the students researched RFID use in various industries and identified the future uses of the technology in those industries. Next, the students conducted in-class experiments using an RFID evaluation kit, followed by classroom discussions of the technology. The students were then challenged to develop a profile of potential RFID uses within the educational services| delivery process.

Keywords: RFID technology; educational services; experiential learning; management in education; radio frequency identification; student awareness; business graduate students; higher education; universities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2008.021997

International Journal of Management in Education, 2008 Vol.2 No.4, pp.419 - 431

Published online: 16 Dec 2008 *

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