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Stephen Downes

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Can project-based assignments "lead to better student performance and learning experience compared to traditional examinations?" In the current era of AI-answered exams, it's a good time to consider this question. After a quick literature review of work considering the subject, the author turns to the specific case of a soil management course. The findings? "Compared to the exams, the project-based assignment seems to provide students with a better learning experience, which also leads to better academic performance... (however) preparing different variations of each project (to avoid cheating) and marking it can considerably increase the teaching load." Which, I would suggest, is where educational technology could come in. 10 page PDF. Image: foodtank.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2024 2:49 p.m.

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