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ERIC Number: ED485067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
Problem-Based Learning (PBL) In Distance Education: A Literature Review of How the Distance Education (DE) Environment Transforms the Design of PBL for Teacher Education
Ortiz, Brenda I. Lopez
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2004
This paper expands on a poster presentation about the results of research in PBL in distance education environments integrated in the PBL design model as defined by traditional literature. The results will be laid out as they are relevant to each stage of the process. Research on discrete aspects of its design process is necessary to enlighten understanding of the particular areas that need to be modified when PBL is implemented over distance education. Nevertheless, these results need to be consolidated into design models that will guide designers in their pursuit of creating online experiences that benefit from constructivist principles of learning. A related goal is to make evident current strands of research and highlight possible directions for continued research that enlightens instructional designers as they translate the methodological specifications of PBL into DE environments. Continued study and incorporation of findings in this way can even provide evidence for the continued adoption of traditional PBL models for the DE design or the need of departure from them to create a specialized PBL for DE model.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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