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Using Computer-Assisted Case-Based Instruction in Corporate Training

, Vanderbilt University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This paper discusses a computer-based, corporate training program that was developed through a private enterprise/university partnership. The program was designed using a case-based instructional approach. At the core of the program is a set of multi-media cases depicting realistic situations and problems that trainees are likely to face in the workplace. A major goal of case-based instruction is to prevent "inert knowledge" by integrating content learning with problem solving. Case-based instruction provides learners with the chance to become familiar with the types of situations and problems that they are likely to encounter in the workplace, and to learn important content as necessary to help solve these problems. An overview of the theory of case-based instruction and the learning issues that it is designed to address, a demonstration of the computer program, and a discussion of the advantages of case-based instruction in corporate training settings is provided.


Vye, N. (2002). Using Computer-Assisted Case-Based Instruction in Corporate Training. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1997-2000). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 24, 2023 from .



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