In the 21st century we face complex problems that cross disciplines and require collaborative approaches. Digital tools and information networks make it feasible to design project-based learning experiences that integrate students into the research process. This session will provide examples of how such projects, when integrated into courses, help students develop skills to work collaboratively, apply appropriate tools, and learn flexible problem-solving skills. It will also invite participants to share more examples and effective strategies for integrating student digital projects into classes. How do you break a project down? How do you access available resources including other people. How do you ensure students have the right skills? How big a project is feasible? How will you evaluate it?