Brian Ginnever

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Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)

MA Concentration

Innovative Learning, Educational Technology


blended learning, project based learning, blended and project learning, PBL, professional learning community, PLC


Roger Pence, Pamela A. Redmond, Jim O'Connor


Born from the failure of early educational learning theories to address the needs of students in the 21st century, blended learning allows educators the freedom to adapt and modify their classroom environment as to best fit student need. In a similar vein, project based learning uses authentic, real-world problems as to drive classroom practice. Taken as a whole blended and project based learning addresses a new skillset; critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Unfortunately traditional teaching methods still dominate the United States educational system. The purpose of this project is twofold. The first is to address the shortcomings of traditional educational learning theory. The second is to offer support for educators looking to implement blended and project based learning. It is the hope of the author that through an examination of early educational learning theory, the necessity for a paradigm shift in education will be clear. It is also the hope of the author that by building and providing access to a website on the subject, educators who wish to implement blended and project based learning in their own classroom will have access to tools and resources that assure the best learning experience for students.