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Project-based learning: the future of teaching and assessment

I am giving a keynote at the Moodlerooms Teaching & Learning Forum branch of the Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference.

Thank you Moodlerooms!


Content-based curricula which require students to have facts at the tip of the tongue has had its day. Multiplication tables, historical dates, scientific formulae and so on are all important, but they are never further than a search engine away. More important is the application of facts in real world scenarios. Their application gives them context, makes them useful to the learner and makes the concepts transferable. The challenge for higher education is to move from content-based to project-based curricula. Technology will be an enabler in this process delivering content and the communication medium for students to participate in disciplinary-based learning practices.

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