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Collaborative, problem-based learning on-line: a multimedia case study approach Learning Conference

Levy, P., Bacigalupo, R., Bath, P.A., Booth, A., Diercks-O’Brian, G., Eaglestone, B., McPherson, M., Procter, P. and Sanderson, M. (2002) Collaborative, problem-based learning on-line: a multimedia case study approach Learning Conference. Proceedings of the symposium on Case studies of networked learning: models and approaches at the Networked Learning Conference.

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Abstract

This learning and teaching development project, funded by the University of Sheffield, is being carried out to enhance the learning experience of participants on a professional development Masters programme in Health Informatics. The project involves the introduction of problem-based, collaborative learning to the programme, through the vehicle of an extended, multimedia case study. The paper discusses the pedagogic rationale for this initiative, describes its main features and offers a reflection on a number of educational and project management issues that have arisen from the first phase of development, piloting and evaluation. The authors conclude by noting that although the project has entailed significant development investment, its impact already appears far-reaching in terms of both educational and staff development benefits.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Problem-based learning; collaborative learning; multimedia; WebCT; professional development
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2008 17:48
Last Modified: 13 May 2009 14:52
Published Version: http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/past...
Status: Published
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4557

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