ERIC Number: ED470138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
The Design of "Alien Rescue," Problem-Based Learning Software for Middle School Science.
Pedersen, Susan; Williams, Douglas
The growing interest in the field of educational technology in the design of constructivist learning environments has led to a renewed examination of problem-based learning (PBL), an approach to instruction in which all learning results from students' efforts to solve a complex problem. Concurrent advances in technology make it possible to use this approach with a wider range of audiences than have traditionally used PBL, yet few guidelines exist for designers interested in creating computer-based PBL environments. This paper presents some of the lessons learned from the process of developing Alien Rescue, winner of the 2001 Learning Software Design Competition sponsored by the University of Minnesota. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Annual Proceedings of Selected Research and Development [and] Practice Papers Presented at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (24th, Atlanta, GA, November 8-12, 2001). Volumes 1-2; see IR 021 504.