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dc.contributor.authorKenny, Richard F.
dc.description.abstractIn this chapter, I argue that instructional designers must use research and theory to guide them to new and justified instructional practices when designing e-learning. I introduce a well-established pedagogy, Problem-Based Learning (PBL), in which complex, ill-structured problems serve as the context and stimulus for learning and students work collaboratively to understand the problem and learn about the broader related concepts. I describe the structure of PBL and discuss Barrow’s (1998) concept of “authentic” PBL. I then review the support for PBL in the research literature and describe its relationship to cognitive and constructivist learning theory. I conclude the chapter by demonstrating how authentic PBL can be applied to e-learning using supporting examples from an undergraduate online course in Agriculture.en
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dc.publisherM. Bullen & Janes (Eds.). Making the Transition to E-Learning: Strategies and Issues. Idea Group. Hersey, PA.en
dc.subjectonline learningen
dc.titleUsing Problem-Based Learning in Online Courses: A New Hope?en
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