Title Project based Learning Model by International eWork (PLIMe)
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-07-FI-160803
Project Type Innovationstransfer
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This project was designed to research such collaboration by undertaking practical e-work tasks through an internet platform and then testing their results. The aim has been to find assistance and solutions of a kind that every student and teacher can develop in an international setting, in order to enhance internationality in an inexpensive way and link cooperative project tasks with normal schoolwork, within existing courses. The idea has been that international projects could form a part of both students’ and teachers’ normal school work, and a part of the normal lessons that can be carried out on Internet platforms.
Traditionally, e-Learning has consisted of “one way” learning using materials and working on tasks saved on an internet platform. Collaborating has happened between students and teachers, but not between students themselves. The materials and tasks have been devised by the teachers or commercial companies and distributed to students and teachers through the Internet.
The aim of this project was, then, that e-Learning could become technology-supported everyday e-Work, moving for-ward from simply the distribution of learning materials towards the production of new e-learning/e-Work materials. To shift the focus of learning closer towards participant-centered project-learning would increase motivation, improve language skills, and bring international activities into the everyday framework of school work.
There are several views of learning in the World. One of them is the “Constructional view”, the idea of which is to construct information and also produce new information.
The project results provide a basis for doing this. We found useful ways and means of moving forward. Our next projects could well continue this kind of activity by devising more practical e-work project tasks designed for specific subjects.
The PLIMe project has also aimed at using this approach, with a view to produce a new project-based learning model and also examples of e-work tasks that would help new schools, departments, teachers and students to establish their own international cooperation on an internet platform, and to use the project-based “learning-by-doing” method in the context of international teams.
Education field: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Target group: Schools, pupils and trainers
Berufsorientierung und -beratung
Sectors Erbringung von Freiberuflichen, Wissenschaftlichen und Technischen Dienstleistungen
Unterlagen für offenen Unterricht
A common eWork network between colleges using Microsoft Sharepoint platform, or other project platform (open source platforms are possible as well).
A large number of model e-Work projects.
Every partner team has done excample eWork projects which their students have been studying by doing them with a partner college in international network platform
A common e-Work and learning model “The Project base learning model by International eWork” have done by basis of the project work. It helps pupils, trainers and colleges to plan and start their own international eWork cooperation.
It gives information and help to use present network or to get a new network platform and to do new eWork projects by it. The project tasks, done by the PLIMe, are examples and possible to use and modify for own needs.
The documentation is in electronic format in English.
Projecthomepage http://plime.pkky.fi http://plime.finalreport.fi