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ERIC Number: EJ1136184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Developing Project Based Learning, Integrated Courses from Two Different Colleges at an Institution of Higher Education: An Overview of the Processes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned
Rice, Marilyn; Shannon, Li-Jen
Information Systems Education Journal, v14 n3 p55-62 May 2016
All too often, courses in higher education tend to teach isolated bits of facts with little effort to assist in learner assimilation of those facts so as to grow knowledge of the world into a more dynamic understanding. To address the need for a capstone research project for students in their master's program and in an effort to create online courses which offer a more meaningful learning environment with integrated curriculum, two professors chose to accomplish this by combining their courses over a two-semester period of time. An additional challenge existed since these two courses were in two separate departments (Computer Science and Curriculum & Instruction), and in two different colleges (College of Sciences and College of Education) on a university campus. This article explains why they chose project based learning as the foundation for merging these courses. Further, it describes the process, the assignments, the challenges, and the lessons learned.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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