Digital project-based learning

Erasmus+ project “D-PBL: advancing project-based learning into the Digital Era”

The project-based learning (PBL) is a type of learning where students acquire the necessary knowledge through solving open problems and participating in real projects. The approach implies working in groups, developing both technical and communication skills, excelling in creative and critical thinking. The method of learning when solving a specific problem requires students to conclude important properties and characteristics based on the literature they choose, through hands-on experience. It has been shown that this way of solving problems and discussing solutions leads to the concrete adoption of knowledge that becomes long-term, because that knowledge has already been applied in practice, on a given problem.

Erasmus+ project “D-PBL: advancing project-based learning into the Digital Era”, financed within the KA2 programme for cooperation partnerships in higher education, aims to combine digital teaching-learning with project-based learning, applied in an international context. D-PBL promotes outcomes-oriented learning while integrating transdisciplinary approaches with innovative pedagogical practices. The objectives of the D-PBL project are grounded on three dimensions: give sense to the technical skills by providing a real context to the learning path, give effective business-useful digital competencies, and integrate students in real multi-national teams.
This special session calls for research papers on theories, models and experiences in PBL, in various domains and levels of study. Besides the presentation of results of D-PBL project, this special session aims to provide a framework for exchange of knowledge and experiences related, but not limited to:

• Theories, models and methods of digital PBL
• PBL design issues
• Experiences on digital PBL
• Teachers’ competences for PBL
• Assessment methods for PBL
• Transformation and impact on student learning and the teacher-student relationship with D-PBL

Important dates

Full paper submissions: April 30
Review results: May 15
Camera ready paper submission: May 20

Paper submission

Papers must be uploaded to the EBT OJS system:
OJS – EBT Conference

Programme committee:

1. José Paulo Santos, University of Maia – ISMAI, Portugal
2. José Luís Reis, University of Maia – ISMAI, Portugal
3. Nuno Escudeiro, Politecnico do Porto, Portugal
4. Paula Escudeiro, Politecnico do Porto, Portugal
5. Grazina Strazdiene, VTDK, Lithuania
6. Michalis Xenos, Patras University, Greece
7. Zorica Bogdanović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
8. Aleksandra Labus, University of Belgrade, Serbia
9. Dušan Barać, University of Belgrade, Serbia
10. Yolanda Cerezo, Francisco de Vitoria University, Spain
11. María Consuelo Valbuena, Francisco de Vitoria University, Spain
12. José Antonio Marcos, Francisco de Vitoria University, Spain