Student Engagement Through Project Based Learning in An Online Mode Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic-An Enquiry

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Dr Parimala Veluvali, Jayesh Surisetti


Project-based learning (PBL) is well accepted as an experiential learning intervention designed to provide students with practical learning drawn from real-life situations. Owing to certain discernible benefits that it offers, project-based learning is integrated into the curriculum in management education, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In a regular physical learning environment, students work on projects involving physical visits to organizations, collect data through field observations, and interact with people, making itexperientiallearning. However, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching and learning shifted online through synchronous and asynchronous modes. In this context, the present paper discusses the challenges faced in executing project-based learning in an online setting. Drawing from extant works, secondary sources and personal observations, the paper explores strategies for engaging students in project-based learning when offered online.

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