What are the beneﬁts?
According to Edutopia:
•Connecting academic learning to real-
life issues and applications
•Better retention of knowledge gained
•Skills in pursuing individually-directed
work as well as team-based work
•Improved technology integration
Robert Geier, et al, “Standardized Test Outcomes for Students Engaged in Inquiry-Based Science
Curricula in the Context of Urban Reform,” JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING VOL. 45, NO. 8, PP.
Effective Teaching with Technology
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It’s still early days for
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•Why are we doing this?
•What value are we getting from F2F
activities? Online? Non-classroom/
•What’s the best way? What’s an
•What can we learn?
What types of
Lectures Exams Quizzes
Course 1 Course 2 Advising Clinicals
Online Content & Activities
“Project-Based Learning is a comprehensive
instructional approach to engage learners in
sustained, cooperative investigation (Bransford &
Stein, 1993). Project-Based Learning is a teaching and
learning strategy that engages learners in complex
activities. It usually requires multiple stages and an
extended duration--more than a few class periods and
up to a full semester. Projects focus on the creation of
a product or performance, and generally call upon
learners to choose and organize their activities,
conduct research, and synthesize information.”
“Project-Based Learning - What is it?”
Seungyeon Han and Kakali Bhattacharya
Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology, University of Georgia
Elements of Project-Based Learning
Melissa Palmer, et al. 7 components of project-based learning: http://youtu.be/Vm_NoayYkLo
•Learner-centered environment – feedback and continued
•Collaboration – peer feedback, pbl.
•Integration of Content – clear goals in process AND product
•Authentic Tasks – addresses real-world issues relevant to
students’ lives and/or communities
•Multiple Presentation Modes – multiple technologies used in
the planning, preparation or presentation of project work.
•Time Management – need time for meaningful doing and
•Innovative Assessment – ongoing, varied and frequent
assessment from peers, self, instructor as well as reﬂection.