Problem-based learning in an online IT professional practice course

Goold, Annegret 2004, Problem-based learning in an online IT professional practice course, in Proceedings of E-Learn 2004: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate Government, Healthcare and Higher Education, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Norfolk, Va., pp. 65-71.

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Title Problem-based learning in an online IT professional practice course
Author(s) Goold, Annegret
Conference name E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. Conference (2004: Washington, D.C.)
Conference location Washington, D.C.
Conference dates 1-5 November 2004
Title of proceedings Proceedings of E-Learn 2004: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate Government, Healthcare and Higher Education
Editor(s) Nall, Janice
Robson, Robby
Publication date 2004
Conference series E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education Conference
Start page 65
End page 71
Publisher Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Place of publication Norfolk, Va.
Summary Educational research suggests that Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is a pedagogy that fosters a deeper understanding of the curriculum and provides students with processes and skills for lifelong learning. According to the literature this pedagogy appears to be a suitable one for teaching undergraduate information technology, yet adoption of PBL in information technology tertiary education appears to be slow. This paper discusses characteristics and processes of PBL and describes how the approach will be used in teaching information technology professional practice. The course described will be offered to information technology students in their final year of study and will be delivered wholly online. The course will not only provide best practice aspects of PBL but it will also provide students with the opportunity of undertaking authentic tasks using multimedia resources that simulate the real world.
ISBN 1880094541
9781880094549
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2004, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005277

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