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ERIC Number: EJ1058714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: EISSN-1541-5015
Online Searching in PBL Tutorials
Jin, Jun; Bridges, Susan M.; Botelho, Michael G.; Chan, Lap Ki
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, v9 n1 p96-108 Apr 2015
This study aims to explore how online searching plays a role during PBL tutorials in two undergraduate health sciences curricula, Medicine and Dentistry. Utilizing Interactional Ethnography (IE) as an organizing framework for data collection and analysis, and drawing on a critical theory of technology as an explanatory lens, enabled a textured understanding of student practices and beliefs regarding online searching during face-to-face PBL tutorials. Two event maps trace key transitions in learning regarding online searching in one cycle of problem-based learning in each program. From a critical perspective, analysis of students' stimulated recall interviews indicated that the use of students' personal mobile devices with online searching capacity is considered a dynamic pedagogically and socially constructed process. Online searching during the PBL process is also viewed as a "site-of-struggle" where there are challenges for first-year undergraduates when implementing such learning technologies in PBL tutorials.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia