Project Work In Business | How To Get Most of It?

What is the Aim of doing Project Work in Business Management Sector?

Learning through experience is the best learning method. Project Work emphasizes on experience for learning. This learning method aims to offer students the chance to earn knowledge from various areas of learning.

Once learned through project work, students feel confident to critically and creatively apply it to real life situations. This process, which improves students’ knowledge and allows them to obtain skills like collaboration, communication, and independent learning.

By completing project works, students feel prepared for lifelong learning and the challenges ahead.

Learning Outcomes

The learning experience is obtained to identify the key areas of knowledge of the subject. Four learning outcomes are separately expressed:

knowledge application, communication, collaboration, and independent learning.

While students learn to work with each other, self-reflection and evaluation is achieved through this process. Through this process, they will also learn how to work independently. These learning outcomes are common in dynamic interplay rather than as compartmentalized and separate categories.

The following are what students will achieve from the learning outcomes for project work:

Domains of Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge
  • Application

By participating in project work, different areas of knowledge will be open to students. And, they will be able to acquire the ability to make links between them. By establishing links in many processes, students will able to generate, develop and evaluate ideas and information so as to apply these skills to the project task.

Communication

Communication is an important skill. Students need to be able to communicate effectively with each other. Presenting ideas to each other effectively is contingent on effective communication. Students can clearly and coherently establish communication with a particular audience in both the written and oral forms.

Students can acquire collaborative skills through Collaboration. Collaboration encourages students to work in a team to achieve common goals.

Independent Learning

Learning on their own is what independent learning is. Students will be able to learn on their own. They will be able to reflect on their learning, thereby taking appropriate actions to enhance it.

3 PROJECTS Sample TO GET STUDENTS ACTIVE

Immersing users into this interactive story requires an interesting way. I was looking for a non-traditional way to do this. I discovered several interactive parallax scrolling projects that would make good stories.

Here are 5 ingenious project examples to help inspire you and your students. Listed below are the ways to get started on creating similar projects:

A WASTE-LESS JOURNEY

This project involves you going on a journey through a grocery store, interacting with resources, and learning tips on how to make environmentally friendly decisions.

Another cool parallax example can be noted is on the story of an astronaut floating in the space.

How can I create a similar project?

Here’s what you’ll need:

Adobe Muse and the Scroll Effects tool

You have to use both of them to create a similar project. No coding required! Download examples to work with and see a demo of the examples in action.

However, if you are a programmer, another option you may consider using is something like the skroll parallax-scrolling library.

PALEO GAME

I follow many Instructional Designers for inspiration in the industry and Kristin Anthony is particularly one of them. Besides sharing knowledge as an Instructional Designer, Kristin has been sharing her journey what began as coding and game development.

Anthony created a little game titled Paleo. In this quick game, you will be on a journey as a cave person who must only eat a Paleo diet. The storyline is very interesting. Moreover, it offers a pretty cool way of relying on a declarative knowledge type.

This game requires you to eat different types of food; you learn what foods are and are not Paleo. This presents a great way to be strategic.

As a part of a curriculum, similarly designed games can be developed and recommended for students as a Project Work.

How can you create a similar project?

Here’s what you’ll need:

Kristin Anthony relied on Phaser.io (an HTML5 open source game framework) for Paleo, but you don’t need to be a coder to create games!

Use WYSIWYG game creation tools. You can check out GameMaker, Construct 2, and Game Salad. For those who prefer coding, check out Unity, Phaser.io, or Stencyl (for a bit of coding and WYSIWYG.)

EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS VIDEO

I formerly saw this video shared by one of the friends on my Facebook News Feed. I was previously familiar with Killer Infographics ‘ visual designs. And, I always check out their new work.

The Earthquake Preparedness video gives tips on how to prepare for an earthquake. They take a serious topic and actually make it enjoyable. I love the humor and uniqueness of the video. I have been teaching myself After Effects over the past few weeks because there’s just so much more you can do when you aren’t limited to using a specific library of animations.

Applying After Effects, you can truly tell a story the way you need it to be told.

How can I create a similar project?

Here’s what you’ll need:

There are many easy ways available to make use of animation tools out. After Effects is really a useful app for creating videos customized to your needs. To get started,  you can head over to LinkedIn Learning/Lynda.com’s two newest courses on After Effects.

First, educate yourself on the Essentials course and then take the Motion Graphics course. I rate both of them 5 stars.

I learned how to use this spiffy camera tracking effect in the first LinkedIn Learning After Effects course.

SUMMARY

Project work offers some of the creative ways to get students active. Discussed in this article are some of the innovative ways to get students involved and started.

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