Project Oriented Immersion Learning: Method and Results

José I. Icaza, Yolanda Heredia, Ole M. Borch

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A pedagogical approach called “project oriented immersion learning” is presented and tested on a graduate online course. The approach combines the Project Oriented Learning method with immersion learning in a virtual enterprise. Students assumed the role of authors hired by a fictitious publishing house that develops digital products including e-books, tutorials, web sites and so on. The students defined the problem that their product was to solve; choose the type of product and the content; and built the product following a strict project methodology. A wiki server was used as a platform to hold the intranet of the editorial company and to keep process documentation, reflections and end products. The publishing house was itself structured as a learning organization that also implements knowledge management. We describe the pedagogical principles of the approach and the design, processes and results of the course in which both Danish and Mexican students took part.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, 2005. (ITHET 2005)
PublisherElectrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Communications and Information Technology Association
Publication date2005
ISBN (Print)078039142X
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventITHET 2005 Conference - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Duration: 7 Jul 20059 Jul 2005
Conference number: 6th


ConferenceITHET 2005 Conference
CountryDominican Republic
CitySanto Domingo


  • Project Oriented Learning
  • Learning by Immersion
  • Online Courses
  • Wike Servers

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