Project-based Learning Kickstart Tips
Hackathons and meetups have proliferated as useful methods for kick-starting technology projects, so why not embrace them in academic settings? This presentation will examine the benefits derived from these activities and illuminate methods to incorporate them as course kick-off activities. In particular, methods for online brainstorming, project identification and team creation will be examined. Properly managed, these activities can create a healthy environment for students and deserve further experimentation.