ERIC Number: EJ1153742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Examining the Role of Web 2.0 Tools in Supporting Problem Solving during Case-Based Instruction
Koehler, Adrie A.; Newby, Timothy J.; Ertmer, Peggy A.
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v49 n3-4 p182-197 2017
As learners solve complex problems, such as the ones present in case narratives, they need instructional support. Potentially, Web 2.0 applications can be useful to learners during case-based instruction (CBI), as their affordances offer creative and collaborative opportunities. However, there is limited research available on how the affordances of Web 2.0 technologies can be used specifically to support learners as they navigate the problem context presented during CBI. An exploratory descriptive case study approach was utilized to investigate how preservice teachers, participating in CBI, used the educational affordances of Web 2.0 technologies to navigate real-world problems. Findings indicate that while Web 2.0 tools have the potential to facilitate learning during CBI, learners did not always use these tools in the most effective ways. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer Uses in Education, Problem Solving, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Affordances, Case Studies, Preservice Teachers, Outcomes of Education, Undergraduate Students, Data Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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