The integration of problem-based learning and problem-solving tools to support distributed education environments

Robert S. Friedman, Fadi P. Deek

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Abstract

Discussions of pedagogy and instructional design often entail their impact upon the cognitive systems of learners, knowledge transfer, and efforts to organize, facilitate and evaluate learning activities (Bloom, 1956; Mayer, 1983; Gagné, 1985; Gagné, 1988; Bransford and Vye, 1989; Gagné and Merrill, 1990; Gagné, Briggs, and Wager, 1992; Mayer, 1996; Greeno, Collins, and Resnick, 1996; Bransford and Schwartz, 1999). Learning systems have, over the past twenty years, undergone a demonstrable shift in focus from those based in instructivist theory and approaches (logical positivism and identifiable/fixed truth) to constructivist concepts (knowledge as a social construction) and practices, particularly as they take shape in the activities comprising problem-based learning (PBL) (Barrows, 1980, 1992, 1994). A technological one has accompanied this pedagogical shift. The Internet has made possible a transformation and increase in the methods of implementing the best practices and reaching greater numbers of potential learners through systems of distributed education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)F3E/17-F3E/22
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event23nd Annual Frontiers in Education; Leading a Revolution in Engineering and Computer Science Education - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2002Nov 9 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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