Analyzing effectiveness of active learning through project-based learning approach in university level ICT courses

Authors

  • Dhiraj Shrestha School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • Satyendra Nath Lohani School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • Roshan Manjushree Adhikari School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/joeis.v1i1.36819

Keywords:

Active learning, Project based learning, Student centered learning, ICT education

Abstract

The concept of Active Learning (AL), which has journeyed through multiple research studies over the years, is an important part of the teaching learning process at academic institutions. The present study applies active learning via project-based approaches where students engage in real life projects and solve associated complications with their research, communication, and technical skills. As a case study of effectiveness of project-based learning (PBL), especially in engineering project contexts, the present research is conducted among students studying computer science and engineering at Kathmandu University (KU), Nepal. The key findings of the study suggest that PBL assignments have helped students in their active learning processes. This paper also compares teaching and learning approaches of KU with other IT institutions of Nepal.

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Published

2021-05-01

How to Cite

Shrestha, D., Lohani, S. N., & Adhikari, R. M. (2021). Analyzing effectiveness of active learning through project-based learning approach in university level ICT courses. Journal of Engineering Issues and Solutions, 1(1), 59–69. https://doi.org/10.3126/joeis.v1i1.36819

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Research Articles