Here in the DII, we use the Problem Based Case Learning Model to engage our students.
The PBCL approach enables educators to design scenario-based learning situations based on current and authentic problematic situations encountered at local businesses. By bringing real-time, real-world business needs to their students, instructors can significantly minimize the barriers that typically separate the classroom from the real world.
To learn more about the PBCL model, please visit http://www.makinglearningreal.org/.
Being my first time participating in the independent study here at the DII, I have learned so much. From coding custom controls on web pages, to creating a simple 3D game. Being able to be present in the lab is an absolute blast.
Working in the Digital Innovation Institute lab allowed me to put all of my skills that I learned in the classroom and put them to use in a real world situation. This opportunity allowed me to make sense of what I was learning.
While working in the DII, I have been exposed to many different aspects of the IT industry, including Web Design, Programming and Game Design. It has been a fun and valuable experience that has helped prepare me for a real world job after graduation.