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Project management plan and publications strategy

Each subproject will have one project leader

And additional senior staff will be appointed.

A project management team consisting of the subproject leaders and the leader of the overall project will be established. The role of the project management team is to lead the project, put quality assurance in place for the research plans including methods, progress reports and publications, and to coordinate and enhance the collaboration across the projects, involve relevant staff, be responsible for economy, publication strategy and external applications.

Meetings will be held every month during the first half year, followed by every second month. Many meetings will be virtual meetings – and an infrastructure for digitally shared resources for all the participants in the PBL-future project will be established.

There will be a need for employing research assistants or post docs in relation to most of the subprojects. With the initiation of the project, an international job announcement will be advertised. Every second/third month, internal seminars will be held to ensure that all staff in the PBL-future project share knowledge.

Yearly internal AAU seminars will take place to disseminate results and to get feedback from AAU staff, including the Annual University Teaching Day. These activities will be organised in collaboration with the Aalborg UNESCO Centre, PBL academy and Learning Lab.

Furthermore, international dissemination will take place at conferences and a final conference will be held in June 2020 to present the final results. The conference will be organised in collaboration with the Aalborg UNESCO PBL centre.

PBL Future will follow strict ethically informed research practices, in particular when data from individuals is collected and analysed. There will be established a shared data-bank.

PBL Future will establish collaboration with international partners.  A need for a study trip will occur for subproject leaders to strategic external partners. E.g., these will include Boston (Visit Olin College and MIT) and Stanford learning lab to learn about their new IT approaches, to visit Christine Ortiz who is building up a new institution in Boston based on a flipped curriculum, and Paolo Blikstein, Stanford, working with multimodal learning analytics.

The publication strategy for PB Ffuture will aim at a jointly-written edited volume (Springer) and two special issues in the journal: Journal of PBL in Higher Education. Furthermore, journal articles will be published in high ranked journals.

To disseminate results during the project, project members will attend relevant conferences. The IRSPBL (run by the Aalborg UNESCO Centre) in 2017 and 2018 will be central. However, project participants will aim at a wide range of conferences to actively promote the work in their international societies and networks.