AGILE LEARNING FOR THE ATTENTION CHALLENGE IN CLASSROOMS
University of Southern Denmark (DENMARK)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:Nowadays, in many educational institutions, students can be connected to the Internet continuously, thus giving them the opportunity to access relevant course material as needed. However this scenario also allows them to access any other type of online distractions, which makes harder to compete for the students’ attention and more challenging to engage them in the learning process.
This paper presents an instructional design that includes elements from Project-Based Learning (PBL) and Agile methodologies to provide collaborative and practical learning skills during a product development process. Furthermore the paper analyzes and discusses the instructional design in relation to the influence on students’ motivation and attention.
This work analyzes and compares two courses, the first one, a PBL course and the second one an Agile-PBL course. The results support previous work showing that Agile-PBL improves the learning experience, which is reflected in a higher attendance rate as well as higher percentage of students passing the course. However possible issues implementing Agile-PBL need to be taken into consideration and are also discussed here, including planning and time constraints in trying to provide students with the principles and practice in agile methodology in addition to achieving the course’s learning objectives.
Keywords: Agile Learning, Problem-Bsaed Learning, Problem-Based Agile Learning.