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Educational Methods

Technological University Dublin

2009

Academic development; Blended learning; Computer mediated conferencing; Interaction; Problem-based learning; Transformation

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Interaction And Transformation In Virtual Problem-Based Learning Communities, Roisin Donnelly Jan 2009

Interaction And Transformation In Virtual Problem-Based Learning Communities, Roisin Donnelly

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This brief paper will discuss the harmonizing role of technology and interaction in a qualitative study on blended problem-based learning (PBL) within the context of academic development in higher education. Within academic development, and as both designers and tutors in blended PBL, it is important to seek best practices for how to combine instructional strategies in face-to-face and computer-mediated environments that take advantage of the strengths of each and avoid their weaknesses. A qualitative study of the lived experiences of 17 academic staff participants in a blended problem-based learning module was considered likely to provide a much-needed analysis of current ...