ERIC Number: ED477020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Collaborative Problem Solving in the Online Environment: A Case Study of a Web-Based Undergraduate Business Course.
Guan, Sharon; Mikolaj, Peter
In building an online course or transforming a traditional course for online delivery, the most critical element is not the selection of appropriate media, but the selection of the most effective teaching strategies. Competitive online courses are those that are designed: to involve students in the learning process; to engage them in conducting learning activities; and to enable them to readily apply what they learned in the real world. This paper presents a case scenario where an undergraduate course was designed based on the instructional theory model of collaborative problem solving (CPS). It demonstrates the rational for choosing the theory and the design of the course following the guidelines suggested by the model. Student feedback and suggestions on improvement are also presented. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Learner Controlled Instruction, Learning Activities, Learning Theories, Online Systems, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.