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    • By Whitney Walsh
    • Web-based Learning
      • Web-based project learning is a “student- driven, teacher facilitated approach to learning.”
      • Students develop an inquiry based on their natural curiosity and conduct research under the teacher’s supervision.
      • (Bell, 2010)
    • Advantages
      • Develops skills for the real world
      • Increases intrinsic motivation
      • Incorporates higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy
    • Real World Implications
      • “Project-based learning[…] can provide students with the opportunity to work with emerging technologies and also gain important industrial experience.”
        • (Gibson, O’Reilly & Hughes, 2002)
      • “Students gain valuable skills that will build a strong foundation for their future in our global economy.” (Bell, 2010)
    • Valuable Skills Gained
      • Technological Skills
      • Internet safety
      • Reliable vs. Unreliable sources
      • Accountability
      • Goal setting
      • Independence
      • Team Work
    • Intrinsic Motivation
      • “ [A] teaching strategy providing choices could produce dramatic increases in students’ intrinsic motivation and engagement in learning”
      • “[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”
        • (Lam, Cheng & Ma, 2008)
    • Guided by Interest
      • Choice
      • Motivation
      • Stimulates Curiosity
      • Active role in learning
    • Bloom’s Taxonomy
      • ‘[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.”
      • (Gibson, O’Reilly & Hughes, 2002)
    • Disadvantages
      • Social loafing: some students reported negative group experiences due to their perception of social loafing
      • (Lam, Cheng & Ma, 2008)
      • This is why building a community in your classroom and teaching students about accountability is important before beginning a web-based project
    • Disadvantages
      • 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.
      • (Lam, Cheng & Ma, 2008)
      • 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.
    • Disadvantages
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • “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.”
      • (Gibson, O’Reilly & Hughes, 2002)
    • References
      • Bell, S. (2010). Project-Based Learning for the 21 st Century: Skills for the
      • Future. Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas
      • [serial online]. January 1, 2010;83(2):39-43. Available from: ERIC, Ipswich,
      • MA. Accessed May 25, 2010.
      • Gibson, I., O’Reilly, C., & Hughes, M. (2002) Integration of ICT within a
      • Project-Based Learning Environment. European Journal of Engineering
      • Education, 27(1), 21-30. Retrieved from ERIC database. Accessed May 25,
      • 2010.
      • Lam, S., Cheng, R., & Ma, W. (2008) Teacher and Student Intrinsic Motivation
      • in Project-Based Learning. Instructional Science . September
      • 16, 2008;37(6): 565-578. Retrieved from Springer Link. Accessed May 25,
      • 2010.
    • References
      • McKimm, J., Jollie, C., & Cantillon, P. (2003). Abc of Learning and Teaching:
      • Web Based Learning. British Medical Journal . April 19, 2003; 326(7394):
      • 870-873. Retrieved from JSTOR. Accessed May 25, 2010.