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Implications of web based project learning
Implications of web based project learning
Implications of web based project learning
Implications of web based project learning
Implications of web based project learning
Implications of web based project learning
Implications of web based project learning
Implications of web based project learning
Implications of web based project learning
Implications of web based project learning
Implications of web based project learning
Implications of web based project learning
Implications of web based project learning
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Implications of web based project learning

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  1. By Whitney Walsh
  2. Web-based Learning <ul><li>Web-based project learning is a “student- driven, teacher facilitated approach to learning.” </li></ul><ul><li>Students develop an inquiry based on their natural curiosity and conduct research under the teacher’s supervision. </li></ul><ul><li>(Bell, 2010) </li></ul>
  3. Advantages <ul><li>Develops skills for the real world </li></ul><ul><li>Increases intrinsic motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy </li></ul>
  4. Real World Implications <ul><li>“Project-based learning[…] can provide students with the opportunity to work with emerging technologies and also gain important industrial experience.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li> (Gibson, O’Reilly & Hughes, 2002) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“Students gain valuable skills that will build a strong foundation for their future in our global economy.” (Bell, 2010) </li></ul>
  5. Valuable Skills Gained <ul><li>Technological Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Internet safety </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable vs. Unreliable sources </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Goal setting </li></ul><ul><li>Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Team Work </li></ul>
  6. Intrinsic Motivation <ul><li>“ [A] teaching strategy providing choices could produce dramatic increases in students’ intrinsic motivation and engagement in learning” </li></ul><ul><li>“[Web-based project learning] can enhance student motivation and promote self-directed learning because the learning issues usually arise from problems that attract the interest of students” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Lam, Cheng & Ma, 2008) </li></ul></ul>
  7. Guided by Interest <ul><li>Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulates Curiosity </li></ul><ul><li>Active role in learning </li></ul>
  8. Bloom’s Taxonomy
  9. <ul><li>‘[Project based learners] demonstrate a real grasp (learning, understanding, and application) of the material under study and illustrate the wide potential for learning and information gathering provided by the web.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Gibson, O’Reilly & Hughes, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. Disadvantages <ul><li>Social loafing: some students reported negative group experiences due to their perception of social loafing </li></ul><ul><li>(Lam, Cheng & Ma, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>This is why building a community in your classroom and teaching students about accountability is important before beginning a web-based project </li></ul>
  11. Disadvantages <ul><li>As a new teaching approach, project based learning has encountered skepticism, because it bears little resemblance to current practices or methods teachers had learned and experienced as students themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>(Lam, Cheng & Ma, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>As teachers we are suppose to be constantly learning. This new approach to teaching is another thing teachers will have to learn in order to produce the most successful students. </li></ul>
  12. Disadvantages <ul><li>Scaffolding is needed for success. This means that teachers will need to put in a lot of time, as well as much support and monitoring. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, successfully implicating a web-based project will take a lot of time at first, but the whole idea of scaffolding is that it is temporary. As the students gain skills, the scaffolds are removed, creating a more teacher-facilitated approach. </li></ul>
  13. <ul><li>“Should there be questions relating to ICT in the curriculum, they must be concerned with ‘how’ it can best be included, rather than ‘why’ it should.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Gibson, O’Reilly & Hughes, 2002) </li></ul>
  14. References <ul><li>Bell, S. (2010). Project-Based Learning for the 21 st Century: Skills for the </li></ul><ul><li>Future. Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>[serial online]. January 1, 2010;83(2):39-43. Available from: ERIC, Ipswich, </li></ul><ul><li>MA. Accessed May 25, 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Gibson, I., O’Reilly, C., & Hughes, M. (2002) Integration of ICT within a </li></ul><ul><li>Project-Based Learning Environment. European Journal of Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Education, 27(1), 21-30. Retrieved from ERIC database. Accessed May 25, </li></ul><ul><li>2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Lam, S., Cheng, R., & Ma, W. (2008) Teacher and Student Intrinsic Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>in Project-Based Learning. Instructional Science . September </li></ul><ul><li>16, 2008;37(6): 565-578. Retrieved from Springer Link. Accessed May 25, </li></ul><ul><li>2010. </li></ul>
  15. References <ul><li>McKimm, J., Jollie, C., & Cantillon, P. (2003). Abc of Learning and Teaching: </li></ul><ul><li>Web Based Learning. British Medical Journal . April 19, 2003; 326(7394): </li></ul><ul><li>870-873. Retrieved from JSTOR. Accessed May 25, 2010. </li></ul>

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