Application of IT-integrated Project-Based Learning in the Teaching Reform of Undergraduate Education

Huirong Chen, Jianzhong Yang

Abstract


To innovate the traditional teaching method of normal colleges and enhance their teaching effect, this paper employed the Action Research method to develop a novel and demand-oriented teaching mode in the context of information age, the Information Technology (IT)-integrated Project-based Learning (PjBL) teaching mode, which was then applied to the teaching of the course Modern Education Technology to explore its effect in teaching reform. With the IT-integrated PjBL teaching mode, this study attempted to conduct structural reform on the said course, solve problems in course teaching, and reflect upon the defects of the proposed IT-integrated PjBL teaching mode. The main research conclusions are: (1) The IT-integrated PjBL teaching mode requires teachers to fully understand the real-world demands and form a demand-oriented teaching idea; (2) The teaching content framework should be sorted and integrated based on the project demands; (3) Students’ initiative and personal specialties should be fully motivated during team building; (4) A regular reporting system should be established to supervise the teaching process and it should be implemented strictly; (5) Learning contests can inspect students’ learning effect while boosting their sense of accomplishment, which is exactly the impetus for the continuous learning of students. The research findings of this paper provided a reference for the reform of teaching idea and teaching practice of undergraduate education in the context of information age.

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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