ProjectSet for Higher Education
The simple platform for educators to set up course project based learning (PBL) and experiential curriculum/projects, hackathons, and employer/mentor partnered virtual internships to develop your students' soft skills and workforce experiential skills!
Headquartered in London, ProjectSet has already connected students from over 180 universities around the globe to over 300 projects in just the last 18 months. Access Alliance for Education is proud to introduce it to the North American higher education market.
Virtual Course Projects are set up by Educators to enable students to apply specific concepts or theories to solve a real-world problem. Students work mostly in teams under the guidance of the educators to earn credits, as a part of a course-curriculum.
Project-based learning (PBL), as this methodology is widely known as, has been widely adopted for a broad range of subjects in a number of leading universities including Berkeley (UC), Carnegie Mellon, Duke, and Stanford.
In addition, educators are increasingly involving employers in these projects to provide complementary insights as well as demo examples of business applications.
With ProjectSet, you can now choose from a wide range of employers – irrespective of their location or distance. In addition, your students can work with minimal guidance by accessing our free online library of tools and templates.
You will have access to a digital dashboard for a real-time view of progress, including student and employer engagement. If you are interested in attracting a specific employer, we may be able to assist you in the process.
Virtual internships offer an innovative way for students to find and participate in work experience programs that they may not have otherwise been able to. With ProjectSet, educators can work with employers to create virtual internships in which educators have the option to invite a mentor to improve learning outcomes for the students.
As a mentor, you can guide the interns efficiently from anywhere, anytime – synchronously or asynchronously. Our online library and tools ensure that your interns complete the project with minimal demand on your time. Moreover, you can track progress their outputs, chat threads and timesheets!
Your educator or employer network can invite you to join any project as a mentor.
A virtual hackathon is an online event to crowdsource innovative ideas and solutions to a specific problem from a large and diverse population. It allows you to cherry-pick winning ideas and concepts in a time and cost efficient way.
With our platform, any employer or educator in any country can set-up a virtual hackathon in less than 30 minutes and at a fractional cost of a traditional hackathon – and yet reach 10x participants*.
A virtual hackathon can be run in one or two stages based on the number of participants and complexity of the topic. You can include mentors, workshops, keynotes and pitching sessions to drive engagement.
It has never been easier to set-up a virtual hackathon.
Benefits for Educators
Improve learning outcomes
Improve student engagement
Offer students the opportunity to apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems
Offer student the freedom to express their creativity and imagination and collaboratively learn form their peers
Access employers to mentor your students
Choose the most appropriate employers to participate and contribute virtually, irrespective of their location
Help your students build workplace skills
Offer projects to build the skill they need to be career ready
Extend your employer/internship network
Connect with new employers that may be able to contribute to your courses and/or student communities in the future
Short Informational Videos
- 'The Benefits of Project-Based Learning with ProjectSet': https://vimeo.com/522042877
- A quick 46-second video for Educators on how to create their Course-Based Project: https://vimeo.com/512928041
- Student testimonial: https://vimeo.com/508069331
- 'UniHack Throwback' - a short video giving an overview of our first-ever hackathon: https://vimeo.com/500652946
Educator Annual Licenses
(Unlimited Projects and Unlimited Students)
$3,600.00 per department (for first department on a single campus)
$1,800.00 per department (for all subsequent departments on a single campus)
Adding employers/mentors to your course project(s):
$500.00 (for the first employer/mentor per project)
$250.00 (for all subsequent employer/mentors per project)
Educator Semester License
(Unlimited Projects and Unlimited Students for six months)