Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. In Gold Standard PBL, Essential Project Design Elements can be found in this link.
WDC’s Project Based Learning has been developed as a virtual environment for learning, understanding and applying microprocessor Digital Technology. These projects promote cohort learning for all ages and experience levels where users will be introduced to fundamental concepts and understanding of microprocessors and microprocessor systems.
The knowledge, understanding and application of microprocessors in WDC’s projects will empower learners to understand and apply all kinds of microprocessors, microcomputers and microcontrollers.
The content learned within these projects within this site will continue to evolve in order to effectively present the principles and practices used from the beginning of the microprocessor revolution. Projects will present items which cultivate computational thinking: a mode of thought that goes well beyond software and hardware, and that provides a framework within which to reason about systems and complex problems. This critical thought process will spark the inner engineer thus freeing one’s ability for innovation as many engineers have before you.
WDC’s projects are created within batch files that are further supported within GitHub and the Arduino IDE. These projects are intended for inclusion in Digital Technology Curriculum as the curriculum developer determines.