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New E-Learning method "Project Based Learning" becoming popular among Students and Teachers
StartupCell Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which student's gains knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.
Akshay and Nithin posted their idea in startupcell.org and mentors of that portal asked them to submit a detailed project idea also suggested in getting a Tech-savvy person in team. Mentors provided various online courses in developing the App and taught the team design thinking, lean start-up methodology for developing Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or prototype and got incubated in a TBI . Soon this Apps will hit the market with Investor support.
Project based learning is a student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which it is believed that students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems.
"In last 3 decades many of the biggest successful startups are originated in campus (eg. Google , Facebook , redbus, yahoo etc) ; where students without having any business experience created unicorns or multibillion dollar Businesses using principles of "Project Based Learning"." as said by Mr. Sujai G Pillai, The Project Coordinator at STARTUPCELL.
Sujai is also founder of one of pioneering online tutoring portal www.2tion.com , one of the top ten viral marketing campaigns in world #BookBucketChallenge and co-founder startups like mandapam , One Library Per Village and 2 time winner of Limca Book of Records . He is one among 20 MyGov Ambassadors selected under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India Samvaad and also a "Mentor of Change" in Atal Innovation Mission, a flagship initiative set up by the NITI Aayog.
Students prefer Project based learning because it not only provides opportunities for them to collaborate or drive their own learning, but it also teaches them skills such as problem solving, and helps to develop additional skills integral to their future, such as critical thinking and time management.
StartupCell , Sujai G Pillai