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Educ. Sci. 2015, 5(2), 104-125; doi:10.3390/educsci5020104

A Blended Learning Approach to Teaching Project Management: A Model for Active Participation and Involvement: Insights from Norway

Department of Production and Quality Engineering, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, S. P. Andersensveien 5, Trondheim N-7491, Norway
Academic Editor: Anthony G. Picciano
Received: 26 February 2015 / Revised: 19 March 2015 / Accepted: 7 April 2015 / Published: 16 April 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Blended Learning: A Global Perspective)
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The paper demonstrates and evaluates the effectiveness of a blended learning approach to create a meaningful learning environment. We use the term blended learning approach in this paper to refer to the use of multiple or hybrid instructional methods that emphasize the role of learners as contributors to the learning process rather than recipients of learning. Contribution to learning is attained by using in class gaming as pathways that ensure active involvement of learners. Using a blended learning approach is important in order to be able to address different learning styles of the target group. The approach was also important in order to be able to demonstrate different types of challenges, issues and competences needed in project management. Student evaluations of the course confirmed that the use of multiple learning methods and, in particular, in class gaming was beneficial and contributed to a meaningful learning experience. View Full-Text
Keywords: blended learning; project management; game-based learning; Kahoot; learning; active participation; involvement; Norway blended learning; project management; game-based learning; Kahoot; learning; active participation; involvement; Norway
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Hussein, B.A. A Blended Learning Approach to Teaching Project Management: A Model for Active Participation and Involvement: Insights from Norway. Educ. Sci. 2015, 5, 104-125.

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