Department of Information Technology organized a project competition for the students under Project Based Learning (PBL). Project Based Learning (PBL) prepares students for academic, personal and career success. This practice is unique to our institution and is implemented every semester for the students. The projects were given to second and third year students based on the subjects which are part of their academic curriculum. Few general domains relating to the course subjects were assigned to the students. Students were made to work in team of four members and each group was assigned a guide for assessing the projects. Topics like arduino based projects, android app development, web development etc. were given to students for PBL.
Information Technology Engineering
Students work on their project over an extended period of time – from a week up to a semester – that engages them in solving a real-world problem or answering a complex question. They demonstrate their knowledge and skills by developing a public product or presentation. Through PBL students are able to understand the concepts of course subjects practically. As a result, students develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, creativity and communication skills in the context of doing an authentic, meaningful project. This Project Based Learning leads to a better learning experience as opposed to text-book learning. Project Based Learning unleashes a contagious, creative energy among students and teachers. The overall concept behind this project based learning was very self-learning and helped the students to learn and sharpen their skills.
The phases of the PBL event are as following:
|9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Students presented their work to other students and Faculty|
|2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Evaluation by the external examiner|
Students gave and received constructive peer feedback that helped them to improve project processes and products. This common-sense acknowledgement of the importance of making student work and student products better is supported by research on the importance of “formative evaluation”, which not only means teachers giving feedback to students, but students evaluating the results of their learning. The overall concept behind this project based learning was very self-learning and helped the students to learn and sharpen their skills.