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Problem-based Learning Online / Edition 1

Problem-based Learning Online / Edition 1


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“This book makes a great shot at disentangling the challenge of the diversity of learning technologies and their intricate association with pedagogical approaches. The terms used by the book – combining, uniting and interrelationships – in some ways underplay the major challenges it poses. Have a good read of it – and most importantly try out some ideas.”

Gilly Salmon, Professor of E-learning & Learning Technologies, Beyond Distance Research Alliance

“This represents a significant collection of papers which, I am sure, will help inform the development of an online pedagogy for problem-based learning.”

Michael Prosser, Director Research and Evaluation, Higher Education Academy

“The studies presented in this book are evidence informed and theoretically framed in ways that promise to advance our understanding of these complex areas. This collection will be an invaluable read for anyone involved in PBL and/or e-learning in higher education. “

Glynis Cousin, Senior Adviser, Higher Education Academy

Problem-based Learning Online is the first book to:

  • Address the current issues and debates about problem-based learning (PBL) online together in one volume
  • Present and explore the range and diversity of application of PBL online
  • Examine questions such as how course design and issues of power influence learning in PBL

The book provides research-based information about the realities of setting up and running problem-based programmes using technology in a variety of ways. It also captures the diversity of use of technology with PBL across disciplines and countries, providing vital input into the literature on the theory and practice of PBL online.

Contributors: Chris Beaumont, Siân Bayne, Chew Swee Cheng, Frances Deepwell, Sharon J. Derry, Roisin Donnelly, Carolyn Gibbon, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Per Grøttum, David Jennings, Ray Land, Karen Lee, Kirsten Hofgaard Lycke, Anandi Nagarajan, Remy Rikers, Frans Ronteltap, Maggi Savin-Baden, Henk Schmidt, Helge I. Strømsø, Andy Syson, Kay Wilkie, Wilco te Winkel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335220069
Publisher: Open University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2006
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Chris Beaumont is Senior Lecturer, Department of Computing, Liverpool Hope University.

Siân Bayne is Senior Lecturer, Department of Higher and Community Education at the University of Edinburgh.

Chew Swee Cheng is a Lecturer at the Learning Academy, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore.

Frances Deepwell is a Senior Lecturer, Centre for Higher Education Development at Coventry University.

Sharon J. Derry is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Roisin Donnelly is a Lecturer at the Learning and Teaching Centre in the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Carolyn Gibbon is Principle Lecturer for Learning and Teaching, University of Central Lancashire.

Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Rutgers University.

Per Grøttum, is Professor of Medical Informatics at the Faculty of medicine, University of Oslo.

David Jennings is a Lecturer in Educational Development at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University College Dublin.

Ray Land is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

Karen Lee is a Lecturer at University of Dundee Kirsten Hofgaard Lycke is Professor at the Institute for Educational Research, University of Oslo, Norway.

Anandi Nagarajan is a Doctoral candidate at Rutgers University.

Remy Rikers is Assistant Professor at Maastricht University.

Frans Ronteltap is Managing Director of the Learning Lab, which provides support for University of Maastricht.

Maggi Savin-Baden is Professor of Higher Education Research, Coventry University.

Henk Schmidt is Professor of Psychology at Erasmus University Faculty of Social Sciences.

Helge I. Strømsø is Associate Professor at the Institute for Educational Research, University of Oslo.

Andy Syson is Head of Learning Technology, Coventry University.

Kay Wilkie is Director of Learning and Teaching at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee.

Wilco te Winkel is Assistant Professor at Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

Table of Contents

List of figures     ix
List of tables     xi
Acknowledgements     xii
Contributors     xiii
Introduction   Maggi Savin-Baden   Kay Wilkie     xix
Possibilities and challenges     1
The challenge of using problem-based learning online   Maggi Savin-Baden     3
Issues in cyberspace education   Ray Land   Sian Bayne     14
Institutional perspectives: making PBLonline possible and sustainable   Frances Deepwell   Andy Syson     24
Facilitation and mediation     39
Tracing the tutor role in problem-based learning and PBLonline   Kirsten Hofgaard Lycke   Helge I. Stromso   Per Grottum     45
From face-to-face to online participation: tensions in facilitating problem-based learning   Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver   Anandi Nagarajan   Sharon J. Derry     61
The academic developer as tutor in PBLonline in higher education   Roisin Donnelly     79
Technopedagogy     99
PBLonline: a framework for collaborative e-learning   David Jennings     105
Online learning and problem-based learning: complementary or colliding approaches?   Maggi Savin-Baden   Carolyn Gibbon     126
Developing expertise in professional practice, online, at a distance   Karen Lee     140
Developing technology     155
Digital support for a constructivist approach to education: the case of a problem-based psychology curriculum   Wilco te Winkel   Remy Rikers   Henk Schmidt     159
Tools to empower problem-based learning: a principled and empirical approach to the design of problem-based learning online   Frans Ronteltap     174
Analysing the use of communication tools for collaboration in PBLonline   Chris Beaumont   Chew Swee Cheng     191
Epilogue     210
Glossary     212
References     216
Index     239

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