The worst part of training is – you guessed it – boredom! How many of us have had our eyes glaze over in a classroom, or while viewing online training? Most likely more than we are willing to admit. There is, however, an alternative that is working to keep learners engaged, and that is what’s known as “project-based learning.”
Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges, simultaneously developing cross-curriculum skills while working in small collaborative groups. Project-based learning is filled with active and engaged learning, inspiring students to obtain a greater knowledge of the subjects they’re studying. Research indicates that students are more likely to retain the knowledge gained through this approach far more readily than through traditional textbook-based learning. In addition, students develop confidence and self-direction as they move through both team-based and independent work.
Sounds like fun, right? You can view project-based learning in action by clicking here.
Project-based learning is also an effective way to integrate technology into any curriculum. A typical project can easily integrate computers and the Internet, as well as many other types of electronic devices and equipment that will enhance the learning experience.
The key to embracing the future of online training is to try out the many new and exciting ways learning is evolving. There are so many more options that go beyond the classroom that will keep you engaged, and ensure that whatever you need to learn sticks with you.
Do you have any experience with project-based learning? If so, we want to hear about it.