Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning

What are your students learning from the projects/assignments in your course? Turn your projects to “Project Based Learning” experiences for your students. Take the time to go through your online and hybrid assignments and see if they fall under the heading of Project Based Learning. Take a look at this article comparing projects to Project Based Learning.

Ask the following questions about your assignments/projects.

Does it…

  • promote critical thinking
  • allow creativity while learning
  • promote student-to-teacher and student-to-student interaction
  • resemble real world experiences

These are just a few of the questions you should be asking about your projects/assignments!

Don’t forget to check out past tips of the week on the NCCC eLearning Blog.

Donna Simiele, eLearning Technology Support Coordinator


Mayer, Amy. “friEdTechnology.” What’s the Difference Between Doing Projects and Project Based Learning?. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2012. <>.

About NCCC Online Learning

I have been helping faculty develop quality courses for delivery online for over 25 years. My online teaching experience includes both online at the undergraduate and graduate level and have created and delivered numerous workshops focusing on the pedagogy of teaching online and strategies to support student success. I hold an M.S. ED in Educational Computing and have proudly worked at SUNY-Niagara County Community College for the last 25 years.
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